China's first ever supercar will let you make a grand entrance with its fighter jet-style canopy.
This year’s Geneva Motor Show promises to be eventful, with plenty of supercar debuts to look forward to. One of the most radical reveals will be the long-awaited debut of Techrule’s turbine-powered supercar, following last year’s GT96 concept. If this new render is anything to go by, China’s first ever supercar promises to be something spectacular. The render demonstrates how the firm’s proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle powertrain (otherwise affectionally known as TREV) will combine with a striking aerospace-inspired design.
Not at all surprisingly, the design has been crafted by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Fabrizio from Italdesign, which incidentally is also launching a new supercar of its own at Geneva as part of its new Italdesign Automobili Speciali company. Function is the primary focus here rather than form, with modular design and technical elements surrounding the centrally-positioned driver. If you want to make a grand entrance, look no further. Opening a door and stepping out is far too civilised: entering and exiting Techland’s unconventional supercar is performed using a fighter jet-style canopy dramatically rising from the body.
This will then cocoon you inside the aircraft-inspired cockpit lavished with premium quality materials, as well as providing excellent visibility. The quintessentially quirky design from the Italian specialist will be complimented with a chassis engineered by international motorsport specialist L.M. Gianetti using "top-grade" components. Techrules says its advanced supercar will "deliver a unique blend of ultimate performance, brutal power and unparalleled efficiency." Other futuristic flourishes include front laser headlights, "star-burst" reversing LEDs, and integrated rear-view cameras instead of conventional side mirrors.
Of course, the party piece will be Techrules’ proprietary Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain. Last year,Techrules said that the specs for the final production model of its still-unnamed supercar should be similar to the concept. If that's the case, you can expect six electric motors to generate an obscene power output of 1,030 horsepower and 6,372 lb-ft of torque. No, that wasn’t a typo. Theoretically, this meant the GT96 could sprint from 0-62 mph sprint in 2.5 seconds before maxing out at an electronically-limited 217 mph. You can look forward to the full reveal of Techrules’ new supercar at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7th.