With a strong focus on hybrids as a method for improving fuel economy, GM's Korean division has just revealed a stunning new hybrid sportscar concept at the Seoul Motor Show. Named the Chevrolet Miray concept, this roadster uses electrification to added power and fun, using a hybrid all-wheel drive drivetrain, with two electric motors attached to the front wheels, while a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder puts torque to the ground through the rears. No output numbers have been given for the gasoline engine, but Chevy has said the 15 kW electric motors make 20-hp each.
Storing electricity is a lithium-ion battery back, that can be recharged through regenerative braking. Plus, this hybrid sports car also gets a dual-clutch transmission.
The design for the car is supposedly inspired by cars like the 1963 Monza SS and the 1962 Corvair Super Spyder, although the look is decidedly modern.
The car is named Miray after the Korean word 'future' and was built not celebrate Chevy's centennial anniversary. One can only hope its a strong hit that GM is serious about building a hybrid sports car like this.
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