You pay attention to an automaker when it claims its car's performance will be "astonishing!"
We all know by now that Techrules has some pretty grand performance ambitions with its upcoming turbine-powered supercars. After all, what else would you expect from a company that made its debut earlier this year at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show with a pair of truly outrageous high-powered concept cars? However, just because the two Geneva 2016 show stars were design studies doesn't mean we should take all of the respective statistics Techrules threw out with a pinch of salt.
According to Techrules, the specifications of the production-ready GT96 supercar "won't differ too much from the specs we communicated at this year's Geneva show." If said claims are true, it means the concept car's claimed outputs of 1,000+ horsepower and 6,300 lb-ft of torque should be pretty close to what the presumably very wealthy people who'll buy the GT96 will get to experience in their customer cars. Should the suggestions of a circa 3,000 lbs curb weight also be present in the road car, then it's pretty much a certainty that the Techrules GT96 will comfortably be one of the fastest vehicles of its type in the world.
Further piquing our interest in the GT96, though, are the suggestions of it being a far faster vehicle than we may have first imagined. After all, you don't just haphazardly throw about adjectives like "astonishing" when describing the expected performance capabilities of your upcoming car. Plus, Techrules confirmed to us that it "isn't sure if we should limit the top speed to 217 mph," a vague statement, yes, but an intriguing one that, from what we can infer, appears to indicate a higher top speed could be in store for the GT96. With testing sessions for the car set to commence in Italy later this year, hopefully Techrules can give some clearer indications of just how quick the GT96 really can go.