The aliens have landed.
Chinese supercar firm Techrules was at Monza recently putting the finishing touches to its supercar previewed last year by the AT96 and GT96 TREV concepts. The latest teaser images show a near-production prototype still wearing a full body camouflage to try and hide the futuristic shape set to be revealed at next week's Geneva Motor Show.
The aerial view gives us a better look at that spectacular jet fighter-style canopy and lets us take a peek inside the cabin – where there’s a centrally positioned driver’s seat. Responsible for the vehicle’s spectacular shape were none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son, Fabrizio Giugiaro, so there are reasons enough to believe it will look the part once the disguise comes off.
Techrules isn’t ready just yet to spill the beans about the technical specifications, but most likely the hardware will be carried over from the aforementioned concepts. The two showcars had no fewer than six electric motors, one at each front wheel and a pair for each rear wheel to grant a combined output of 1,030 horsepower and an insane amount of torque: 6,372 lb-ft.
A micro-turbine powered a generator to charge the lithium-manganese-oxide battery and achieve an electric-only range of 93 miles. Factoring in the 80 litres of aviation-grade kerosene, total range stood at 1,242 miles.
Thanks to the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) powertrain, the AT96 and GT96 concepts needed only two and a half seconds to complete the 0-62 mph run, going on to reach a top speed electronically limited to 217 mph.
Even though it originates from China, the production version will actually be built in Turin, Italy starting with late 2017 by L.M. Gianetti, which was also responsible for the chassis development. Up to 25 units will be assembled each year, but there’s no word just yet about how much it will cost. Here's to more details being disclosed next Tuesday at the Geneva show.