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Hybrid C6 Corvette Will Hit 60 In 3.3 Seconds

But don't expect it to be a fuel sipper.

Hybrid race cars and streetable supercars are fast becoming something of a norm, but as yet there is no word on when this technology will make it down market. Manufacturers might still find it cost prohibitive, but aftermarket suppliers Quanta seem to have a workable solution. Its car is called the Corvette QHP770, and it is based on the C6 Corvette. As the name also implies, it packs 770 horsepower as well as a staggering 1,500lb-ft of torque.

This is all good for a 0-60 time of 3.3 seconds and a quarter mile time of 11.3 seconds. Unfortunately, these times are just theoretical, as the car hasn’t actually been tested yet. But they don't sound too far-fetched. The electric power in the car comes from a pair of 134-horsepower axial flux electric motors integrated into the rear differential. This is a different setup from those used by most hybrid super/race cars, where the electric power is sent to the front wheels. This makes for an AWD setup which helps greatly with launch control. But it’s safe to assume that Quanta passed on this for cost reasons, although there is no word yet on price.

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