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Minerva J.M. Brabazon hybrid supercar envisaged, 400km/h

July 3, 2013

There’s been a number of all-new vehicles being dreamed up lately, all aiming to offer an alternative to the regular punters on the market. One of the latest is the Minerva J.M. Brabazon.

Minerva J.M. Brabazon

Although it is not exactly in mainstream production just yet, the company envisages the car as a fully fledged supercar, ready to take on the big guns. It’s even named after a famous British racing driver.

According to plans, power will come from a twin-turbo V12 engine of unknown output or capacity, matched up to two electric motors. The rear wheels will be powered by the combustion engine while the fronts receive the electric assistance.

Minerva J.M. Brabazon side

Equipped with a sequential auto transmission, a limited-slip differential, and a sleek aerodynamic body, Minerva is aiming for a top speed of over 400km/h.

To achieve such outlandish velocity, the car will be lightweight, with a carbon fibre monocoque chassis with Kevlar body panels. It will also get lightweight 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels (front and rear), LED headlights, and an aggressive rear diffuser and bumper bar section.

It might seem like a bit of hopeful dreaming, however, if it looks anything like the car in the images, it should do pretty good on design alone. It looks quite typical of a supercar, with a cool white and black colour scheme.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.