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06-02-2017, 05:21 PM #1Senior Member
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The Turbine-ator: 1282bhp Techrules Ren - Villa d'Este 2017
In this video you see the 1282HP Techrules Ren Concept during Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2017.
The polycarbonate canopy from the Techrules Ren is actually modular, with one, two or three individual pod configurations depending on how many people you plan to convey. The driving position is central too, flanked by two passenger seats like a McLaren F1.
China’s first supercar has been given plenty of European flair by Italian designers Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro from GFG Style, and features extremely innovative TREV technology.
Is he a Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle? No. This TREV uses a small sort-of-jet-engine to produce electricity, which is fed into electric motors via a battery for propulsion.
In its flagship six-motor set up the Ren produces 1282bhp and 1726lbs ft of torque for a 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds and 199mph top speed. Good numbers.
Thanks to a flexible platform there are more than 300 different drivetrain configurations – the Vindaloo example above features two motors on each rear wheel and one each on the front, but you can also choose a Balti two motor rear-drive option or Madras four motor all-wheel drive.
Furthermore there are three different battery capacities and a one or two turbine configuration, depending on your power requirements.
The point of all of this of course is extracting maximum performance for the minimum environmental impact, and as such the flagship Ren promises 106g/km of CO2 and more than 700 miles from a full 80-litre tank of diesel. Lower powered versions could be even more impressive.Hidden Content
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