Indian company Mean Metal Motors has released preliminary details about its first model, the M-Zero.
Set to become India’s first supercar, the vehicle will have an aerodynamic body made of light and cheap material, called “carbo-flax”. It will feature a fingerprint-recognition system to start the engine and activate different driving profiles.
The car will come with a mid-engine architecture that ensures it has “innate stability, leading to high levels of performance and handling”.
Power will be provided by a hybrid system that consists of a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo petrol unit with more than 500 PS (368 kW) and 700 Nm (517 lb-ft) of torque, supported by a small electric motor with a cooling liquid lithium-ion battery pack adding 250 PS (184 kW) and torque of 270 Nm (200 lb-ft).
The total combined output numbers have not been revealed yet, but the company is promising the vehicle will be able to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in less than three seconds, while top speed will reach 320 km/h (199 km/h).
Founded by 21-year-old entrepreneur Sarthak Paul, MME is planning to reveal the first prototype of the M-Zero next year during the 2016 Paris Motor Show. When it goes on sale several years later, it will wear a hefty price tag of somewhere between 125,000 USD and 150,000 USD without taxes.
Source: Mean Metal Motors