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Giugiaro Namir Concept Debuts As World’s Fastest Hybrid Car


Much to our admitted surprise, Frazer-Nash (yes, that Frazer-Nash) is still alive and kicking, the evidence of which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show this week. A joint venture between Frazer-Nash and Italdesign Giugiaro, the Namir concept is a mid-engined 2-seater supercar claiming to be the world’s fastest hybrid car. Powered by an 814cc rotary engine and a 400V lithium polymer battery pack, the combined output of Namir’s two power sources equal around 170 kW (362 hp). Despite the relatively mundane output, Giugiaro claims the Namir capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds and 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in only 10.4s. Maxing out at a top speed of 300 km/h (187 mph), the Namir supposedly achieved a 00:01:51 lap time at the Autodromo Nazionale in Monza while still managing to maintain a fuel-economy rating of 39 km/liter (91 mpg).

While this one of the few hybrid vehicles we’d actually be interested in seeing reach production, Giugiaro has yet to indicate a timetable for the Namir’s release.

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3 Responses

  1. Imee says:

    I like this concept car. For a hybrid, those are amazing speeds! I’m not a speed junkie though, but I still think this is really cool. I’m not so fond of the design of the windshield, but other than that I like it.

  2. Pollux says:

    are you kdding me?
    the windshield totally rocks…
    this car i completely amazing.
    the only thing i dont really like is the G on the front….
    italdesign – giugiaro, keep up the good work this car is one of the best EVER

  3. Berni says:

    I would buy and drive this vehicle. It seems the inexpensive new cars aren’t available in the US. What’s up with that?