Carbon Motors secret new model set for Dec 17 debut

December 7, 2012

A niche vehicle maker based in the US called Carbon Motors has released a teaser image of a ‘secret project’ vehicle it plans to unveil on December 17. Very little is known about the car at this stage.

Judging by the teaser image, the car will be a wagon of some sort, possibly a sporty shooting brake. Another option is of course an SUV, particularly taking into account that high rear end.

In 2010, Carbon Motors signed a deal to order 240,000 BMW six-cylinder engines for a separate model it had come up with called the E7. The E7 was set to be the world’s first purpose-built police vehicle, kitted out with various high-tech features.

In the E7, the BMW engine produces around 190kW and 540Nm, allowing it to cover 0-100km/h in around 6.5 seconds. Whether this secret new model will also borrow BMW power is not yet known.

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 His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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