In addition to the agreement with Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro through their newly founded GFG Progetti, Techrules is also partnering with engineering and production specialist L.M. Gianetti, whose facilities include the capability for small series production, with an initial capacity of 25 units per year.
The partnerships will focus on further developing the GT96 supercar – which was first presented as a concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March – and beginning low volume manufacture of the production version in the coming years.
The company is planning to present a production version of the GT96 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
The GT96 will feature Techrules’ proprietary TREV (Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle) micro-turbine hybrid range-extender technology.
The micro-turbine is used to generate electricity that charges a battery pack. The battery powers the motors that drive the wheels.
Newly developed battery management technologies enable superior charging efficiency. The high efficiency of the TREV range extender results in a requirement for fewer batteries, saving weight and space.
Producing peak power of 768 kW (1,030 bhp / 1,044 PS), initial projections indicate extreme performance (0 – 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds; 350 km/h limited top speed) and a huge range (over 2,000 km). Under plug-in operation, it achieves fuel consumption of just 0.18 l/100 km (1,569 mpg).