This model is the simplest but also the purest. Jean-Philippe wanted to push simplicity to the maximum. The bodywork remains in its natural colour raw aluminium just covered with a transparent protection to protect from scratches. Its design gives it an artisanal personality without eccentricity.
Those who are lucky enough to drive a DEVINCI will discover unique sensations, pure and natural driving pleasure, comfort, handling and above all a feeling of freedom that only this vehicle can provide.
BODY IN RAW ALUMINIUM WITH PROTECTIVE FILM
The materials used are aluminium for the entire front bodywork and fibre for the rear hood. 12 different thicknesses of aluminium were chosen for maximum rigidity and weight savings depending on the purpose and location of the body components.
Each element has been laser or water jet cut and bent by hand. 827 aviation grade stainless steel watertight rivets have been chosen for their durability. They are positioned and fixed by hand by our technicians.
The colour of the rear bonnet is ral 7037, a specific glossy paint for the fibre. The cover has been designed in several moulds in order to benefit from different thicknesses and strengths according to its constraints and with maximum weight savings.
CHASSIS, RIGIDITY AND SAFETY
An essential part of the vehicle that looks simple at first glance but is very technical.
This tubular chassis made of mechanically welded steel was designed by Jean-Philippe with 5 objectives to achieve while respecting the homologation constraints.
Firstly, safety, of course, where Jean-Philippe wanted to go far beyond what is required by the homologation with oversized pilot and co-pilot side reinforcements in the event of a side impact, as well as a single central roll bar not required in the homologation and positioned high enough for maximum pilot and co-pilot protection in the event of a rollover.
As you’ll notice, if you draw a line between the highest part of the roll bar and the end of the hood, the heads of the driver and passenger will be underneath in the event of a rollover. Unfortunately some convertible car manufacturers do not take this very important safety aspect into account.
For the other four, you will find reliability, lightness, design and fuses to facilitate and reduce any repair costs on the front or rear part. This chassis seems extremely simple at first glance but it took all Jean-Philippe’s racing experience to make it. This very original two-seater chassis is covered with a high-strength epoxy stain protecting it from moisture or impacts for many years to come.
Each owner can choose his chassis number subject to availability.
CUT ALUMINUM GRILLE
The front grille is the identifying face of all vehicles, it is artistic, original and must be integrated as well as possible into its line.
Jean-Philippe wanted it to be simple, without unnecessary eccentricity, in order to keep the eye on the entire front end of the already very original vehicle.
These extremely resistant steel rims in 116” x 3.5” (80 small spokes) dimensions specific to DEVINCI benefit from an exceptional rigidity to resist lateral torsional stresses exerted in corners but also to absorb to the maximum the various shocks that can be found on the road.
ALUMINIUM STEPS CUT FROM THE MASS
Cut from aluminium or exotic wood, these running boards have been designed to blend in with the style of the vehicle but also thought out to be as practical as possible for getting on and off. They will have undergone an aluminium insert marking for the solid wood model and engraved in the mass for the aluminium model.
MICHELIN TYRES PILOT X
All Devinici vehicles are equipped with Michelin Pilote X radial tires, reminiscent of the high performance, high sidewall tires of the 1950s and 1960s. This exclusive 6.00 R 16 profile was developed by Michelin to meet the challenge of high speeds (W index = 270 km/h) that the Jaguar XK 150 or Aston Martin DB were capable of reaching.
Its radial structure provides: excellent handling and asymmetrical tread blocks for a moderate rolling sound.
This exclusive tire enabled in November 2009 to beat the group 2 endurance record, class 8 over 1000 km with an Austin-Healey on the Millbrook Speedway: 246.93 km/h average!
BROWN WATERPROOF GENUINE LEATHER
Our range of 100% natural leather specially chosen for outdoor use designated by Jean-Philippe Dayraut and made with regional technical partners with whom we have chosen maximum resistance to weathering. But our leather also has the REACH ecological standards because we do not use chemicals and thinners or mercury. On this model we have taken a granulated leather with a sewn touch and the big threads of European cowhide, standard in 1021-181 heat and flame test.
Reference : Antic Serie 100 brown color 115. Quality 3/5 comfort 2/5 resistance 4/5
3-SPOKE STEERING WHEEL WOOD AND ALUMINIUM STRAPPING
This three-spoke steering wheel with a diameter of 15 inches (38.1 cm) made specifically for DEVINCI is made of aluminum covered with varnished wood that perfectly fits the spirit of this vehicle and provides a very pleasant driving comfort and feel. It was also taken into account that in the event of impact the steering wheel could deform to avoid injuring the pilot.
CAPPED ALUMINIUM DASHBOARD
The plugged aluminium dashboard gives it a vintage feel perfectly adapted to the driver and passenger ergonomics. It receives all the counters giving the necessary information to his pilot. The meters have been designed specifically for DEVINCI. All the necessary information on electric vehicles is also available. Charging status, range, Eco, Normal and Sport modes. There’s also a handy pull tab for adjusting the driver’s seat. There is also a USB socket for connecting a phone or GPS.
YACHT-TYPE WOODEN FLOOR
This demountable floor is a part that is subject to many stresses. DEVINCI wanted it made of exotic hardwood and varnished on three coats for maximum protection. It integrates black rubber strips between each wooden slat giving it the flexibility necessary for its use. This floor was made in partnership with a French company specialising in the fitting out of luxury boats.
CUT ALUMINIUM CRANKSET
The DEVINCI design office spent an enormous amount of time on this position, which is much more difficult to achieve than one might think because Jean-Philippe had an extremely precise requirement, like all drivers, for a driving position that is comfortable and adjustable so that it can be adapted to all morphologies. The amplitude of the pedals allows a driver over 2m to be comfortable at the controls of his vehicle. It is fixed on an adjustable plate that allows it to move completely and adapt to a multitude of templates.
DRIVER ERGONOMICS: ADJUSTABLE SEAT
The DEVINCI design office spent an enormous amount of time on this position, which is much more difficult to achieve than one might think because Jean-Philippe had an extremely precise requirement, like all drivers, for a driving position that is comfortable and adjustable so that it can be adapted to all morphologies.
The range of adjustment of the seats and pedals allows a driver over 2m to be comfortable at the controls of his vehicle. The seat is slide-mounted and can be easily adjusted by operating the lever on the dashboard.
With a capacity of 268L, you will be surprised at the volume available! You will have enough room to put your DEVINCI luggage.
Equipped with a key lock, you can leave your belongings in complete peace of mind.
HIGH-EFFICIENCY ELECTRIC MOTOR
Flanged specifically for heavy quadricycle compliance at 15 Kw, this engine has capacities far superior to what our vehicle requires. Flexibility, power and exceptional smoothness give its rider a remarkable and very pleasant sensitivity.
LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE BATTERY
Manufactured by one of France’s leading custom iron-phosphate battery companies in partnership with DEVINCI, this battery meets extremely stringent specifications, particularly due to the very limited space in the chassis.
Indeed, the safety and reliability aspects have been thought out down to the last detail, the battery is located in a steel safety box under the vehicle. This layout is very important to ensure that the centre of gravity provides exceptional stability and handling. This iron phosphate battery has the particularity, compared to a lithium ion chemistry, to ensure maximum safety in case of shock or failure because it is not flammable.
This 23 KWh battery gives a range of 205 Km in Eco mode, it has the advantage of being able to recharge on a domestic plug (16a) in record time: 30 km of autonomy for 1 hour of charge!
With a 24-month guarantee, Devinci is also committed to all its customers, if they wish, to take back their vehicle’s battery every year to recycle it and offer them a new one that is always more ecological, efficient in capacity and even lighter.
Jean-Philippe absolutely wanted the helical suspensions to be integrated into the vehicle’s interior in order to keep a very clean line and quality aerodynamics. For this Jean-Philippe has opted for a tipper technology used on modern supercars or in Formula 1.
This has resulted in very precise geometries and exceptional comfort performance. This technology is much more expensive and technical to achieve.
DEVINCI offers two types of suspensions depending on the models chosen to improve comfort and stability.
Here again we call upon a French company specialized in high level competition suspensions. Jean-Philippe and Ari Vatanen themselves wanted to configure the different hydraulic and spring settings of these vehicles to best combine comfort and stability. You will be surprised by the comfort provided by this technology but even more surprised by the handling of your DEVINCI worthy of a supercar!
Vehicle equipped with 4 disc brakes with brake distribution by disc diameter and by double-piston calipers from the competition.
Front: ∅ 320mm discs
Rear: ∅ 250mm discs
In its quest for absolute silence, DEVINCI has developed silent brake pads composed of sealed rivets made of special automotive stainless steel and rustproofing.
Moreover, to make your excursions more enjoyable, our vehicle is equipped with regenerative braking for your autonomy and also with an electric parking brake.
DEVINCI cars are champions in terms of environmental protection. DEVINCI has worked hard to make this vehicle using a maximum of recyclable materials and working with subcontractors closest to the assembly shop to avoid transport. DEVINCI has also thought during the realization of the different prototypes to be able to consume only 10 kwh per 100 km.
By achieving this feat, DEVINCI cars are certainly the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road at the moment.
We also plan and work for the recycling of batteries by reusing them in series as a rechargeable energy accumulator by solar panels and thus offer companies or individuals to save energy by regularly using this power reserve.
Absolute performance is not the philosophy of Jean-Philippe the creator of this vehicle.
Still, we wanted a sporty ride. As engine performance is directly linked to energy consumption, we worked on road handling. And for that we have assets worthy of a Formula 1 car with its 650 kg, which is close to the weight of a racing car and a centre of gravity that is also exceptional. And finally, suspension and undercarriage geometries designed with Jean-Philippe’s experience.
We managed to achieve surprising handling on twisty roads worthy of a modern supercar. This will give you a very sporty and pleasant drive in complete safety. More on an anecdotal level and feeling like a Formula 1 driver you feel the wind on your face and see your front wheels move in direction and compression.
TESTED AND APPROVED
Each Devinci vehicle leaving the workshops is personally tested by Jean-Philippe Dayraut on a 5 km circuit.
- Choice of body colour
- High protection windscreen
- Protective mudguard kit
- Chrome or black reinforced wheels with large spokes
- 4-spoke wood-aluminium grey strapping steering wheel
- Wood option: wooden crankset, wooden grill, wooden steps (exotic wood of Yacht type)
- Choice of interior leather colour (other than brown, part number 115)
- Custom made tonneau cover
- Complete interior protection cover
- Waterproofed genuine leather luggage, custom designed
- DEVINCI® Competition Shock Absorbers
- Bluetooth® audio system
- Modeling your vehicle via a 3D model
- Sound Bruiter
- To drive a DEVINCI vehicle, a category B driving licence is required.
- Wearing a helmet is not mandatory
- Classic insurance is necessar
- All DEVINCI cars can be recharged on a 16a household socket exclusively used for reload the vehicule
- The vehicules have a rapid charging : 30 km autonomy fo 1 hour load
- A full load of the vehicle costs an average of 2€ in France.
- The heavy quadricycle approval does not limit the speed of the vehicule
- This approval enables to drive on european roads (other than highways)
- The vehicule can easily be driven under the rain, it has be designed to be waterproof and perfectly stable.
- In case of bad weather conditions, we advise you to have a motorcycle rain equipment or a plastic protective suit in your storage compartment. (tha you can purchase in any motorcycle shop for less than 30 €). You can also wear a scooter helmet with white visor.
- To validate the warranty, the first check must be done before 2000 km at a DEVINCI approved distributor
- Then, the same check must be done every 3 000 km
- The price of the check is about 500 € Tax ex.