India Wants to Build a Supercar and it Looks Like This

A startup company (kind of childishly) named Mean Metal Motors is reportedly working on India’s first ever supercar, the M-Zero. No, we don’t trust it either until we’ve seen at least something more than a rendering.

But enough of the vaporware talk, which we’re sure is going through your mind right now. The fledgling company promises us a car that will rival the Germans, with a carbon tub and lightweight construction, while power will come from AMG’s new force-fed 4.0-liter AMG V8 or a naturally aspirated V8 of unknown origin.

However, we learn that they haven’t even asked for any of the powerplants and it’s not like Mercedes just gives them away. Or they do, but to Pagani, Aston Martin and a select few others… But this isn’t vaporware, it’s a credible attempt at creating India’s first supercar.

To make it even more believable, we’re told the vehicle will be a parallel hybrid, like all the big boys, with around 800 hp (500 of which is from the combustion engine).

Design wise, it looks okay from the front and the back, although the side just looks ever so slightly too tall and amateurishly designed.

What’s the worst thing is that while this car is being billed as “India’s first,” it won’t actually be built in the country, so it will really only be Indian through its owner. The plan is to build it in “a Scandinavian country,” after the company’s raised $7 million, and then sell it in Europe.

This means Indians won’t actually be able to derive national pride from this car, because it won’t be their own. If, that is, it ever gets past the state you see it in now; check it out after the virtual jump and as always have some salt at hand.

Via NDTV Auto

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