Techrules is unveiling the final production design of its RenRS hybrid supercar at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The single-seat race car is a lightweight, high-performance track variant of the Techrules Ren supercar that was first previewed at last year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The Ren RS features the China-based company’s ground-breaking Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) system. The series hybrid powertrain delivers unprecedented levels of efficiency and performance, using advanced micro-turbine technology to deliver an ultra-low environmental impact.
As well as establishing an R&D centre in Beijing, Techrules is also working to establish key partnerships with several global automotive and non-automotive companies to further the development of its range-extending proprietary micro-turbine technology for a variety of mobility and industrial applications.
Techrules has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CRRC, the world’s largest supplier of rail transit equipment. The agreement, officially signed at a ceremony during the Geneva Motor Show, will see the two companies jointly develop the TREV technology further, for use in CRRC’s environmentally-friendly Autonomous rail Rapid Transit (ART) transportation system.
The final production design of the aerospace-inspired RenRS is derived from the Techrules Ren, now with a single cockpit layout and design modifications to improve aerodynamic and cooling efficiency. The lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque chassis has been strengthened and configured for single-occupant track use by revered motorsport specialist, L.M. Gianetti of Turin, who also developed the new design elements following extensive aerodynamic analysis.
The modular chassis design permits a variety of powertrain configurations, to provide the range and performance capabilities required by the customer. The flagship version – with a high-power 28.4 kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery and with two motors at the front and four at the rear – delivers maximum power of 960kW (1,287 hp / 1,305 PS) with a range of 1,170 km from 80 litres of diesel fuel (NEDC).
As a result, the most powerful RenRS will rocket from 0-100 kph in just 3 seconds, onto a top speed of 330 kph, delivering a unique blend of ultimate performance, brutal power and unparalleled efficiency.
The supercar will be available for track use only and delivered to an exclusive band of customers within two years. Techrules is in discussion with potential international automotive partners to form strategic alliances to assist with the production and launch of vehicles for markets around the world.
William Jin, the founder and CEO of Techrules, said: “The unique modular design of the Ren chassis and powertrain has enabled us to create a perfectly engineered high-performance track car and demonstrate our TREV technology in the most efficient way. We are working hard to grow our global capabilities in engineering and manufacturing and will soon reveal major joint ventures that will enable us to further develop our innovative technology for a wide range of commercial mobility and industrial applications.”
TECHRULES Ren RS
Performance (all projections based on initial testing of Ren RS track supercar with maximum battery and turbine configuration)
Power output: 960 kW (1,287 hp / 1,305 PS)
Total torque at the wheels: 7,722 Nm (5,695 lb ft)
Motor shaft torque at front wheel: 780 Nm (575 lb ft)
Motor shaft torque at rear wheel: 1,560 Nm (1,150 lb ft)
Total torque at the motor shaft: 2,340 Nm (1,725 lb ft)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h): 3 seconds
Max speed: 330 km/h
Pure Fuel consumption: 7.5l/100km
Number of forward gears: 1
Voltage: Nominal 710-800V
Battery type: High Power Li-Ion Polymer Battery
Capacity: 28.4 kWh
Thermal management: Water cooling
Battery and thermal management systems with several layers of redundant safety and protection systems.
Construction: Carbon-fibre monocoque
Front suspension: Double wishbone
Rear suspension: Double wishbone
Wheel / tyre size front: 9J x R21 / 265/40 R21
Wheel / tyre size rear: 9J x R21 / 265/40 R21
Length: 5,072 mm
Width: 2,055 mm
Height: 1,260 mm
Wheelbase: 2,724 mm
Track front / rear 1,786 mm / 1,775 mm
Dry weight 1,854 kg
Ground clearance 120 mm
Front: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 37 mm wide, with six calipers
Rear: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs Ø 355 mm, 35 mm wide, with four-piston calipers
Rack and pinion electrically power assisted steering.
Torque vectoring with stability function
Safety disconnect systems
Multiple ECU architecture for monitoring of safety-relevant electronic systems
– High voltage insulation
– Battery status and TREV control