Mean Metal Motors – an automotive start-up is working on India’s first supercar called the M-Zero.
According to NDTV Autos, four teams from four countries are working together on turning this dream into reality. The teams from Portugal and Italy will take care of body and styling while the UK team will look after the simulations and analysis. The remaining one i.e. team India will be responsible for the engine, aerodynamics, transmission, electronics, vehicle dynamics and energy storage systems.
It will be a parallel hybrid mid-engined supercar. Sarthak Paul (Founder & Director) said they’re planning on getting either a 4.0-litre AMG V8 twin-turbocharged or the 4.8-litre NA V10, though te procurement process is yet to be initiated. Th plan is to target for total power output higher than 500 horsepower.
The electric motor will supplement this output with an extra 250 horsepower which will provide the M-Zero a combined power of 750+bhp. The torque developed will be 900Nm.
Concepts are being developed to make the M-Zero more performance oriented. The M-Zero will feature special alloys for better adaptability of shapes on the structure. A major part of the design is the Crosshair, a vertical stabilizer that not only adds stability to the car but also takes care of the aerodynamics. Next one is the Turbulizer, which reduces aerodynamic drag. The size of the turbulizer will be in micrometers.
To build a prototype, Mean Metal Motors is currently looking to raise $7 Million. Sadly, the M-Zero will be manufactured in Scandinavian Country and marketed towards Europe.