Chinese automaker Techrules has a real shot at the supercar segment with their first production model – the Ren displayed in a world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2017.
The Techrules Ren is available in different configurations, with two, four, and six electric motors, and a patented diesel-fueled turbine (TREV) charging system. The official output figures are staggering, as it yields 1305 PS (1287 HP) and 2340 Nm (1725 lb-ft) of torque in the range-topper, which uses two electric motors at the front and four at the rear. This configuration allows the 0-100 km/h acceleration in just under 2.5 seconds, while top speed stands at 320 km/h.
If these numbers scare you, then the supercar can also be had with 870 PS (858 HP) and 1560 Nm (1150 lb-ft) of torque in the four-motor version, while the two-motor one comes with more down-to-earth figures of 435 PS (429 HP) and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque.
There are three battery packs, with capacities of 14 kWh, 25 kWh and 32 kWh. These can be charged up to 80 percent in less than 15 minutes, using a DC fast charger, and have a lifespan of 100,000 cycles. Techrules Ren can be driven for 2,000 km on 80 liters of fuel. Moreover, the zero-emission range stands at 200 km. The automaker says that the TREV is more efficient when running on diesel, but it can also be used with gaseous fuels.
Techrules Ren has been designed by two renowned automotive designers, Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro, who have come up with the striking modular 3-cockpit look. The supercar has a fighter jet-style canopy that rises to enable occupant access, alongside the star-burst reversing LEDs, laser headlights. The modular layout allows it to be configured with three canopies, providing the necessary space for the driver, driver and one passenger or driver and two passengers.
Techrules estimates that production will commence next year, and limited 96 units will be hand-built in Italy, but in no more than 10 units annually. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but it will likely be around 7-digit zone.
Chinese companies are going to dominate and more appropriately dictate the hybrid electric supercar market. NIO will bring the 1360 hp EP9 and Beijing Auto is readying the ArcFox-7, the supercar war has begun!