Earlier this week, chipmaker Nvidia unveiled the world’s first “superchip,” the Tegra X1.
The Tegra X1 is incredibly powerful, boasting more processing power than the world’s fastest supercomputer 15 years ago. For now, the chip is only being used to power Nvidia’s Drive infotainment system, which will offer a cutting-edge car computer — the first of which I got to try out inside of Renovo’s $529,000 electric supercar.
The Renovo Coupe is a muscly 500 horsepower electric car that’s capable of 0 to 60 in less than 3.4 seconds. It’s lightweight, compact, and is the first car to feature Nvidia’s new car software.
Renovo only had three weeks to integrate Nvidia Drive software into its supercar, and even with the rush, the 11.6-inch touchscreen and accompanying digital instrument dashboard felt incredibly futuristic.