Chinese startup Techrules presented in March supercars AT96 and GT96 TREV at the Geneva Motor Show.
Then the automaker announced that it plans to start production of GT96 in the next few years. In order to speed up the assembly and improve the quality the company hired Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son Maurizio Giugiaro, which were supposed to do assembly of supercar.
In addition, Techrules invited to company team a professional of production LM Gianetti to help build high-performance car that will be produced in small quantities, only 25 units per year. New GT96 will be presented in 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show, and it goes on sale in 2018 or 2019. The car company plans to use its new development – turbine charging system (TREV), consisting of a micro-turbine that can generate electricity to recharge the car’s battery and to feed the six-wheel drive motors. According to the startup the equipment will require less battery, thereby expanding the range of an existing vehicle, thus reducing the weight and saving space. Turbogenerator be able to fully charge the battery for 40 minutes.
The company said that the microturbine will make 96,000 turnovers per minute and produce 36 kW of power enough for the healing of a generator and other accessories. Techrules spent testing TREV system, which use natural gas, biogas, diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, with 80 liters of jet fuel can travel more than 2,000 km (1,242 km) in the city.
Beijing Techrules GT96 prototype released in the UK at Silverstone. According to initial forecasts, it will be able to develop a speed of up to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) from a place in just 2.5 seconds. Chinese start-up said that power of the engine of nowelty will be 1030 liters. from. After completion of the GT96, Techrules begin production of more affordable city cars that will be produced in large quantities.