Chinese electric car startup Techrules has revealed what the production version of its GT96 supercar will look like ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The production-ready GT96 boasts an aerospace-inspired designed penned by renowned automotive designers Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro. The aviation theme continues in the cabin with a centrally located driver’s seat and a fighter jet-style canopy roof enabling good visibility and easy ingress and egress.
Powering the GT96 will be an innovative Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) propulsion system that is comprised of a range-extending micro-turbine and an unspecified number of electric motors. The turbine will spin up to charge the battery pack when needed, with the electric motors handling the propulsion side of things.
Other unique features of the GT96 apart from the TREV powertrain will include front laser headlamps and “star burst” style reversing LED lights with integrated backup cameras. Techrules says these features will eventually trickle down through to its “family” of vehicles it plans to eventually launch.
At last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Techrules showed a concept version of its GT96 hypercar, pictured above, that previewed both the design and powertrain of the production version. The GT96 concept was powered by six electric motors, two of which drove the front wheels and four that drove the rears, and a battery pack of unspecified size. The concept was good for a claimed 1,030 horsepower, a zero-to-60 mph sprint of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph. With aviation kerosene fueling the range-extending turbines, Techrules said the concept could achieve an outstanding range of 1,243 miles.
More details on the production-ready Techrules GT96 should become available following its debut in Geneva next month.