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Saturday, December 4, 2010

T2 Concept: 469 HP Hybrid Supercar

When it comes to future cars, green has become the new black. So it’s only natural that automobile designers are starting to dream-up new shapes and sizes for what will be the supercar of the future.

It’s only a matter of time before the world’s oil reserves run out and we switch to electric vehicles completely. However, just because they don’t have that deep V12 bellowing exhaust sound doesn’t mean that electric supercars can’t look as good as their fossil-fuel burning counterparts look.

We’ve made quite the introduction for this T2 Concept car, that offers 469 horsepower from its 3.5-liter hybrid powerplant (in theory).

The V6 petrol engine is mid-mounted for better weight distribution and is mated to a couple of electric motors, giving the car a hint of the green virus. All that power takes the supercar to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 4 seconds. The designer has paid close attention to the aerodynamics of the concept car to help maximize performance.

The body of the car looks very realistic for a concept. The engine cover has five slits that let the engine breath and lets the driver see behind when reversing (sort of...). We are especially fond of the geometric design of the back lights and the front ones that look like they belong on a futuristic BMW. There are a couple of gaping intakes on the side of the car that help the engine breath better.

Just like any other supercar, this concept has aggressive line, especially around the front fascia and the rear three quarter. At the back, the model sports a diffuser and a large trunk spoiler in order to maximize traction.

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