China’s Techrules is again intriguing us with the teaser of its production-ready supercar set to debut during this year’s Geneva Motor Show, again deploying their proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle powertrain.
The vehicle – which has no name yet – has already been previewed during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show by the AT96 and GT96 TREV concepts and it seems the company is just about ready to showcase a “dramatic design” in final specification. The Beijing-based brand is using the “form follows function” principle for this high-performance car with a center position for the driver’s seat and a jet fighter-style canopy. The futuristic front has laser headlights while at the back the marquee teases us to “star-burst” LED taillights.
Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son, Fabrizio Giugiaro, were the stylists for the aggressive design and the chassis will be engineered by Italy’s L.M. Gianetti – also in charge of production starting late this year – with an annual build of 25 examples. The most interesting detail is of course the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain – it consists of a micro-turbine spinning at 96,000 rpm to deliver 36 kilowatts. 30 of those will power the generator replenishing the 20 kWh lithium-manganese-oxide battery while the remaining 6 kW are used for auxiliary equipment. Two electric motors sit up front and an additional four are in the back – for a total of 1,030 horsepower (768 kilowatts) and a literally unbelievable 6,372 pound-feet (8,640 Newton-meters) of torque.