A 21-year-old entrepreneur in India wants to build the country’s first supercar.
Sarthak Paul is a recent university graduate with the ambition of producing India’s first supercar with the help of automotive engineers from India’s Manipal Institute of Technology. His car company is called Mean Metal Motors and has reportedly already produced a couple planned concepts, one of which will be called the M-Zero and will debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The M-Zero will look to compete with the world’s fastest and most powerful cars, boasting an estimated price tag of $125,000 to $150,000.
Aiming to go zero to 60 mph in under three seconds, the M-Zero will have a top speed of 200 mph and will be powered by a mid-mounted engine producing more than 500 horsepower with the aid of electric motors.
No supercar wouldn’t be complete without fancy, unique features and Mean Metal Motors has a few up its sleeves. For one, the car will use a fingerprint system instead of traditional keys, allowing users to create a “profile” that activates their preferred driver settings when they get into the M-Zero. That includes seat position, air conditioning settings and even a favorite music playlist.
As for material, Paul explained that it’ll use “carbo-flax,” a material that claims to be lighter and one-tenth the price of carbon fiber. Paul will reportedly hope to sell the material to satellite companies in hopes of raising funds to fund his first supercar prototype.
[Source: CNN Money]
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