Maranello4 has a lot of features that come with the standard version: high seats with built in headrest, tinted windows that wind up and internally adjustable wing mirrors. The legroom and the headroom make it a very comfortable ride.
It can go up to 45 miles on a single charge and has a speed limit of 30 mph. So while it wouldn't be too hot on a highway or for out-of-city driving, it’s a great way to commute within the city.
Need to recharge it? You can plug the Maranello4 into any mains supply. It isn't very hot on the ‘looks’ front but it’s a great way to get around in the city and London especially, has some great breaks for electric cars like waiving congestion charges and discounted parking charges.
The Sakura Maranello4 is a 2-seater with a lot of boot space (can take a bicycle), is less than nine feet long and has rear-hinged doors which make for comfortable getting in and out. It is 5 1/2 feet tall and less than five feet wide. The chassis is all-stainless steel and the price in the UK is £11,500.
Let’s look at some of the specifications. The motor has a 4 KW rated output, with a controller limit of 350 amps, a 48V battery and a 220-amp lead-acid gel pack. It comes with an automatic transmission and has independent suspension 4 disc brakes. This makes for a comfortable ride and good braking.
One great addition is a heater that needs a little diesel tank outside – and this is said to last for a year – so that there is no extra drain on the battery in order to heat the car.
The inside of the car is sound-proof and everything is designed to give the people in the car the greatest comfort. The seats have been ergonomically designed. It also has 4 McPherson struts and a low barycentre to make sure that the grip on the road is very good.
You get a choice as far as colors go: from Positano Blue, Namibia Black, Sharm Red, Myanmar Yellow, Lanzarote Grey, Linosa Grey, Amazonia Green, Lanzarote Grey and Malaga White.
While the standard version comes with rear fog lights, 2-speed wipers, adjustable seats and reading as well as diagnostic lights, the ‘Superstar’ version includes remote control central locking, inertia-reel seatbelts, a rear deck and alloy wheels.
Both versions have additional options available like the GPS navigator, an anti-theft alarm, parking sensors and a radio-CD player.