The rebirth of the sardine

Calvia (Mallorca) / R├╝sselsheim, 8 November 2016

Over 90 years after its founding, the Majorcan tradition brand Loryc experienced their second spring. This is ensured by the Swabian emigrant Karl-Heinz "Charly" Bosch, which builds the Loryc electric Speedster on the holiday island. As the name suggests, he gets no internal combustion engine and an electric motor in the style of the 1920s cars.

Production with the mallet method

The water cooled electric motor delivers 20 BHP and 120 nm of torque. The lithium-iron phosphate battery stores energy 30 kilowatt hours, what is sufficient for 264 km range. In practice, it should be possible to 200 kilometers. Charged the battery overnight on wall outlet is. To minimize weight and consumption, the body consists of footboard. Each part is associated with by hand by mallet in the form. Then, the plates are assembled with rivets.

Share of the Opel Adam and KW Coilover suspension

Two dozen special lightweight parts come from the Opel Adam, namely front suspension, rear axle, steering, brake and hand brake. "Safety and reliability were top priority for me. So was my first point of contact"Opel, Bosch said. KW provides a height-adjustable coil-over suspension, the shock absorber can be adjusted in rebound and compression damping. Total weight on 449 kg without battery settled limit for European type approval, the Loryc could no longer bring on the scale. The 350-kilogram batteries comes the Speedster to 800 kilos.

Stylish cockpit and Red spoked rims

The driver in the cockpit on stylish hand instruments presented all the information such as range of rest of, speed, temperatures, and power output. The Red spoked rims from the Italian manufacturer Borrani belong to the historic look. Total manual labor are necessary over 1,200 hours to establish the Speedster.

The sardine of the 1920s

Also the original Loryc vehicles were manufactured in manual work. The brand was founded in 1920. The name is composed of the initials of the founder: Lacy, Ouvrard, Rivas Y CIA, where the Y the Spanish word for "and" is. In the founding year began manufacturing in Palma de Mallorca. The first car was nicknamed la Sardina quickly, because the body was aluminum and resembled in the form of an oil sardines. The car was powered by a 6 HP strong glow. Approximately 120 cars were built in Palma. By difficulties with the import of parts and competition of models from the Assembly-line production (from Ford or Citro├źn), the factory was forced to close in 1925.

Charly Bosch bought the naming rights

2013 acquired Charly Bosch of one of the few remaining specimens of the Loryc. After twice engine failure, he replaced the original drive with an electric motor. He was so confident that he acquired the naming rights, and decided to resume the production of the result. Now, the first completely self-produced car is finished. Soon, three more vehicles are to be offered for guided tours or for sale. (sl)