Four Motors, No Waiting: A 640hp Electric Mini

Our mates at Carscoop report on this Mini Cooper concept, built by engineers at the UK's PML, unveiled at the British Motor Show this week. Each wheel has its own motor — like Mitsubishi's MIEV concepts — and at the kilowatt equivalent of 160hp each, the total is a mind-warping 640 hp, with — now, there's gotta be a caveat here — 2,213 ft.-lbs of torque. What's more, it's nearly a hybrid — with a 250 cc two-stroke gas engine that charges the batteries as needed. BMW wants you to know they are in no way affiliated with the project, but this thing could truly be the ultimate driving machine.

Electric powered MINI QED Concept with 640 Hp! [Carscoop]

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