First it was the The Financial Times reporting Apple has approached McLaren Technology Group, the British supercar engineer and Formula One team owner, about a potential acquisition (which McLaren denies). Now a New York Times write-up claims Apple is in talks with Lit Motors regarding a possible acquisition. Both parties have denied comment.
Lit Motors, which is headquartered in San Francisco, specializes in designing two-wheeled, gyroscopically stabilized electric vehicles. Although a stark departure from the supercar pedigree associated with McLaren, “a deal on this front could possess its own virtues,” opines Seeking Alpha.
Lit has designed the C1, a scooter/motorcycle-like car designed for efficient high speed travel. Influenced by Scandinavian design, the exterior of the two-passenger C-1 envelopes you curves, softened volumes, and expansive glass.
The C-1, which is still in development, will sportsmart home and cloud connectivity. It uses high-torque in-hub electric motors designed to save space and provide a responsive driving experience. These motors purportedly regenerate energy while braking, using a KERS to store the energy kinetically in the gyro flywheels.