Switzerland's Morand Cars wants to build A 5.2-litre V10 hybrid hypercar
Has Switzerland ever built a supercar?
Has Switzerland ever built a supercar? I've been thinking about it and I've been asking myself this question for two hours and can't think of a single Swiss car maker. However, that's about to change as Morand Cars, based near the capital Bern, is ready to introduce a hypercar that's going to be available with a hybrid powertrain as well as an all-electric option.
At the moment we can only look at these render images but Morand says the car should be launched by 2022. The car is going to be built on a carbon fibre monocoque and the body will be made using a flax-based composite called 'Amplitex'.
The hybrid version is going to be powered by a 5.2-litre N/A V10, putting out 690 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, working in tandem with a small electric unit and a 4.5 kWh battery pack, for a combined power output of 1,100 hp and a range of 31 miles in EV mode. The all-electric version will use four synchronous motors, one at each wheel, with 1,950 hp and a 70 kWh battery pack.
Weirdly, both cars will cost exactly the same (CHF 2.3m / $1.9m / £1.78) and only 73 units will be built in total.