The almost too-good-to-be-true Frazer-Nash Namir, the self-proclaimed world's fastest hybrid, took to Goodwood for the hill climb.
If you'll remember, the Namir features a 0.8-liter rotary engine used to power four electric motors — one for each wheel. The combined motors will give the eco-supercar a top speed of 187 MPH, all-wheel drive, a 0-to-62 MPH time of 3.7 seconds and a 1,200-mile range (though probably not all at the same time). We've learned a bit more about the Namir in its current prototype form:
- For Goodwood, the car just used two motors out back powering the rear wheels.
- In EV-only mode the car can travel about 60 miles depending on driving conditions.
- Using the charger you can travel the full 60 electric miles without using the gas engine.
- All the hardware was developed in-house
- It's not purely vaporware as they intend to build and market a few of these vehicles, though the ultimate goal is to demonstrate the technology