2017 Geneva Motor Show: Techrules Ren image

We’re not entirely sure if the Chinese automaker Techrules – author of the interesting AT and GT 96 TREV concepts – hasn’t fallen to the Dark Side and joined the Order of the Knights of Ren.

If it did, then the next Star Wars installment might have had its main antagonist’s space ship leaked early – during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This is where the Chinese automaker Techrules has decided to finally present the official production version of its turbine-electric supercar dubbed Ren. By the way, it might warrant a second look at the company’s very impressive technology – which if indeed comes to life with the promised credentials might usher a green revolution. At the heart of the menacing fighter-jet like Ren is its high-tech hybrid powertrain. The buyer can opt for either one or two micro turbines that will provide the needed electricity to recharge a 25-kilowatt-hour battery. Owners can then opt for two, four, or six electric motors, and the supercar will deliver up to 1,287 horsepower (960 kilowatts) and 1,725 pound-feet (2,340 Newton-meters) of torque in flagship configuration.

More so, the system should come with a huge 727-mile (1,170-kilometer) range when using 21 gallons (80 liters) of diesel, based on the New European Driving Cycle. The turbine-electric powertrain is backed by the impressive design penned by automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio – the jet fighter inspiration is augmented by the central cockpit that lifts upward on four electrically controlled struts. The cabin can house one, two or three persons, with the driver positioned in the center and surrounded by a mix of leather and denim upholstery. A self-leveling screen in the center screen delivers vital information – and Techrules aims to bring the car to the track by producing 96 units in Italy beginning next year.