A track-only chronicle of a 1287bhp Techrules Ren diesel-turbine electric supercar has been previewed in a new central picture forward of a entrance during a Geneva engine show.
The pared-back chronicle of a Chinese company’s 2017 supercar is called a Ren RS. It has been grown with weight-saving as a priority; all non-essential parts, including a newcomer seat, have been ditched.
Techrules is nonetheless to exhibit how many weight has been saved, though a customary Ren (pictured below) weighed 1700kg, adequate to give it a power-to-weight ratio of 757bhp per tonne. That’s 26bhp per tonne some-more than the Bugatti Chiron, even in customary form.
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Like a customary Ren, a Ren RS has Techrules’ Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain to keep adult to 6 electric motors spinning. Together, these furnish a car’s 1287bhp title figure, enabling a claimed 0-62mph scurry time of 3.0sec and a tip speed of 205mph.
Techrules’ law TREV complement places dual motors during a front of a automobile and 4 during a rear, with energy granted by a 28kWh battery container that’s kept energised by a diesel-fuelled turbine. This powertrain is pronounced to concede a operation of 727 miles from 80 litres of diesel.
Techrules is also charity a Ren RS in lighter four-motor configuration, charity 858bhp and 1150lb ft. The RS is not accessible with a lowest energy two-motor set-up offering on a unchanging Ren.
The Ren’s motors can be charged to 80% in 15 mins regulating a DC quick charger. Techrules is targeting a battery lifespan of 100,000 cycles. Diesel is a many fit fuel, though a Ren is also means to run on gaseous fuels, suggesting a Ren RS will be means to as well.
The Ren RS retains a unchanging car’s canopy opening, though its single-seat blueprint allows for a use of a slimmer, some-more aerodynamic cover. Inside, there’s a motorsport-specification rollcage, while a bodywork is carbonfibre.
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The automobile sits on race-inspired in-board, horizontally mounted, three-way tractable pushrod wishbones. Braking is rubbed by carbon-ceramic discs and six-piston AP racing calipers.
Techrules had a Ren designed by Italdesign owner Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Fabrizio. The indication was engineered by engineering and prolongation dilettante LM Gianetti and will be constructed in Italy.
Techrules is nonetheless to exhibit pricing for a Ren RS, though a figure of around £2.2 million is expected. There’s also no new word on prolongation numbers, though final year a association pronounced it was formulation to furnish 96 examples of a ‘first lane model’.
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