Magna Steyr Mila Plus Previews Future Sports Car Tech
If any company didn't bring some sort of sports car or supercar to this year's Geneva Motor Show, it's doing it wrong. Magna Steyr got the memo and is doing it 100 percent right. As the seventh extension of Mila, Magna's "innovation and technology brand," the Plus presents a beautifully crafted plug-in hybrid sports car. The Plus is the next car to jump on the aluminum frame trend in order to save weight and help "modular structural flexibility." It also integrates a battery into the frame to beef up rigidity. Magna used plastic body panels to prevent corrosion and added a multi-material external skin. RELATED: See More Photos of the Magna Steyr Mila Plus Hybrid Concept Magna has previously worked on cars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the Aston Martin Rapide and used the same cold mechanical joining methods on the Plus to help keep costs down. The all-wheel-drive sports car uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines a 3-cylinder gas engine with two individual electric motors. Pure electric power can be used up to 47 miles. Together, the Plus delivers 268 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque that will jolt to 62 in 4.9 seconds. Let's hope this catches some manufacturer's eyes and is eventually pushed into production.
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