What better time of year for Chinese automotive R&D company Techrules to unveil their first production vehicle than at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. And what a show stopper this thing was. Dubbed “Ren,” it’s the world’s first electric production supercar that’s powered by a turbine range extender engine.
Utilizing a combination of turbine tech, batteries, electric motors and a diesel engine to boot, Ren’s powertrain produces a combined 1,287 horsepower when all of the vehicle’s six engines are fully engaged. It’s enough juice to get the supercar from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 198 mph. That’s some serious power for an electric car. Also, not only is it powered by jet tech, but the car’s design features a canopy that raises backward to allow entry into the three-person cockpit in a top-gun like manner. The interior also comes adorned in handsome Italian leather, boasts a sleek and futuristic aerodynamic body, a lightweight chassis built from carbon fiber and aluminum, and comes with exterior speakers and microphones to communicate with the outside world. No word on pricing just yet but production is slated to begin in 2018.
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