Chevrolet Mi-Ray Hybrid – Electric sport car won award at the Seoul Motor Show
Chevrolet made a strong statement with new concept vehicle – sporty roadster Mi-ray. This hybrid supercar just recently won an award at the Seoul Motor Show 2011.
Korean for ‘future,’ the Mi-ray is said to resemble lines of 1963 Monza SS and 1962 Corvair Super Spyder. Designed at the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul, hybrid Mi-ray have scissor doors and carbon fiber shell, including CFRP, carbon fiber-reinforced plastic for spoilers. More carbon fiber is inside cockpit and even around the 20-inch wheels in front and 21-inch wheels rear. This makes Mi-ray light, quick and aggressively dynamic to drive.
When in the slower city cruise mod, Mi-ray will be powered by tow front mounted 15-kW electric motors, powered by a 1.6-kWh lithium-ion battery. When you decide to press the pedal and get into sporty mood, 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine will kick in and move power to the rear wheels. Sounds like a perfect combination to keep low fuels consumption and still delivery exciting sporty ride. Unfortunately, GM didn’t provide details of the fuel consumption or speed.
I hope we’ll see Chev Mi-ray is production soon, considering Volt already delivered Chev hybrid technology to masses. And yes, we can sacrifice scissor doors and cockpit style carbon cabin 🙂