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Techrules set to reveal supercar at Geneva Motor Show

Wednesday 16 November 2016, By Autovolo

Techrules set to reveal supercar at Geneva Motor Show

Techrules set to reveal supercar at Geneva Motor Show

Techrules, an automotive research and development company, is due to unveil the final design of its first production supercar at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The GT96 has been created by respected car designers Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro, and is the first vehicle to have been produced by the Beijing-based company.

Techrules says that the GT96 will have “blistering performance”, which will be offered by its Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain.

TREV is a unique hybrid powertrain that uses a turbine-generator. Techrules says that TREV mixes aviation and electric vehicle technologies to provide exceptional efficiency, as well as impressive performance. This is all done while having the minimal amount of environmental impact.

The TREV range-extended uses a micro-turbine to generate electricity to power the motor that drive the wheels. Any additional electricity produced is stored in the car’s batteries, and can be called upon later on should it be needed.

Matthew Jin, chief technical officer of Techrules, said: “We have been working tirelessly with the Giugiaro team on the design of the GT96 for many months, and it will be a proud moment when we present the production design of China’s first supercar in Geneva in March.

“Our dream of seeing turbine-recharging electric vehicles on the road is getting closer to reality.”

Fabrizio Giugiaro said: “The Techrules GT96 is the flag-bearer for a truly revolutionary electric vehicle technology, and we reflect this innovation in the production car’s design.

“Not only does the car feature unique and bold styling attributes to make an immediate impression, but it is also extremely versatile, enabling different configurations for road, track and race, for example.

“The design spearheads distinctive Techrules styling characteristics that will in the future be seen across a family of models.”