Many automakers today try to outdo one another by making their design more interesting and more attractive to the customers. Nothing is truer than what Techrules did for the AT96 Concept and the GT96 TREV Concept. New images have surfaced showing a near-production version that was still wearing full body camouflage in an attempt to hide what people behind this project are saying as a design that can evoke emotions.
Viewed from the top, the canopy is clearly styled to be like a jet fighter. This particular impression is highlighted further when one goes inside especially with the driver’s seat not placed in the center. The amazing shape is a result of the work done by Giorgetto Giugiaro who worked with his son Fabrizio Giugiaro. Hailing from Italy, the Giugiaros are known for designing not only supercars as they also create cars intended for daily use. With this, it is clear that there is a high possibility that once the covering is off, it will have an exceptional design.
The company however has yet to reveal the actual technical specifications of this production version. Though there is a large possibility that it will have the same equipment as the concept versions. As seen in the concept versions, there was a total of six electric motors with two placed at each of the wheels in the rear and the remaining two put on each of the wheels in the front. Combined output therefore is at 1,030 hp (768 kW) with peak torque of 6,372 lb.-ft. (8,640 Nm).
There is a lithium-manganese-oxide battery which is charged by the generator, and in turn is powered by a micro-turbine. With this, the model is able to get a maximum range at 93 miles (150 km) when running purely on electricity. By adding in the aviation fuel amounting to 80 liters, the total range could go as high as 1,242 m (2,000 km).
Performance is not an issue as due to the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle powertrain fitted inside, it can go from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in merely 2.5 seconds. Maximum speed is electronically limited at 217 mph (350 km/h).
Even if the company is based in China, Techrules said that the production version will be assembled at its facility in Turing, Italy, with the first unit expected to come out in late 2017. The team will be headed by L.M. Gianetti who is also tasked with developing the chassis. Though there is no word yet on much the new models will cost, the company says that at most 25 units will be made annually. Expect full details to be released on the day that it makes its official debut at the Geneva Show.
Techrules did say that after this version is released, it will then be coming out with higher volume city cars.