Techrules Ren RS Single-Seater Diesel-Electric Hypercar Coming To Geneva With 1,305PS

China-based Techrules is bringing the Ren RS electric hypercar to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, on March 6.

Previewed at last year’s Swiss automotive event, it’s designed for track-use only and comes in a single-seat configuration, with a lightweight construction, and futuristic styling courtesy of Giugiaro.

The Techrules’ Ren RS will be available with either four or six electric motors. In its most potent form, it uses two motors at the front and four at the rear, delivering a total of 1,305PS (1,287hp). This allows it to sprint from 0 to 100km/h (0-62mph) in 3 seconds, and up to a top speed of 330km/h (205mph).

Feeding the electric motors is a diesel range extender, along with a 28kWh battery pack. The small automaker claims a range of up to 1,170km (727 miles), with 80 liters of fuel in the tank.

Besides having an entirely new product that’s finalized, Techrules is also currently in talks with different potential international automotive partners. The automaker wants to form strategic alliances that would assist them with the production and launch of vehicles in global markets.

Meanwhile, they’re also making “significant investments” into R&D, creating and testing various components for different types of turbines, belonging to both commercial as well as passenger vehicles.

  • fabri99

    Why don’t chinese car makers enter motorsport? They sure have enough money for a motorsport programme and some are extremely promising (what about a NIO LMP1 car?) and they could save many dying motorsport (again LMP1). Some are trying small things (NIO and Techeetah in FormulaE for istance) but I reckon a wider and more important participation could improve brand perception a lot, especially in the reluctant European market.

    • RDS Alphard

      Maybe because you earn more (money wise) via selling cars instead of put it into competition? Plus a lot of motorsport don’t have regulation for EV, yet.

      • fabri99

        It’s not all about money though, is it. Seeing a chinese car maker succeed in a tough motorsport may induce buyers to trust it more. And gaining trust is absolutely fundamental for chinese/non-established automakers.

    • SteersUright

      You’re right! They should! South Koreans too! Would love to see Hyundai race.

    • The problem is they haven’t see the value of it, Motorsport in China is still in its infancy, the most popular are Rallying due to the fact that one of the first races in China after the war is rallying in the 80s. And second would be F1 due to Shanghai GP that showed people what racing car is all about. Third is drifting, due to influence from Japan and the fact that the generation of car lover in China is mostly from the 90s who grew up watching Japanese tuner.

      But yeah endurance racing is emerging there, a lot of regional GT3 series and the fact we got Jackie Chan DC Racing conquering races in Europe and Asia. It’s just regular Chinese did not care about racing and winning for choosing their cars. So I’m not surprised they didn’t take up motorsport that much.

  • Bash

    Another try to break a record or something!! but a Diesel-EV, that is something new!

  • dean

    useless, I’m going to wait for the upcoming electric-nuclear fusion hybrid from afganistan that has 864,772 hp and 217 motors, and can lap the ring in 3.7 seconds

  • I really didn’t see the point of it, yeah the specs are impressive. But like that NIO EP9, it feels easily forgotten.

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