Minerva Announces J.M. Brabazon Hybrid Supercar

Belgian automaker Minerva has announced plans to develop a hybrid supercar that could hit a top speed in excess of 400 km/h (248 mph).
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Minerva who? Right. Probably this automaker is new to most of you, but you should know it was founded all the way back in 1900 in Antwerp, Belgium. The thing that makes it unknown is that the former luxury automobile manufacturer halted car production in 1938 and disappeared completely in 1956.

All told, it looks like the Belgians are planning a comeback with a hybrid supercar that will be powered by a V12 engine and two electric motors for the front wheels. From what we understand via Autofans, the Minerva hypercar will receive a kevlar body, a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, sequential transmission, a limited slip differential, regenerative brakes and five driving modes (economy, normal, sport, race and safe).

As for the name of the vehicle, our source claims the J.M. Brabazon was named after a British racing driver.

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