Preview: Minerva JM Brabazon

Reviews I By John Beltz Snyder I July 02, 2013
A Belgian car company with a history for making luxury cars until 1938 before going out of business in 1956 will rise from its ashes to launch a new supercar. Called the Minerva JM Brabazon, the hybrid supercar will be capable of speeds of almost 150 miles per hour.
From the side, we see a resemblance to the Audi R8.
Named for a British racing driver, the JM Brabazon is powered by a biturbocharged V-12 engine and two electric motors. Gears are shifted via a sequential transmission. The car features a Kevlar body and carbon fiber monocoque, limited slip differential, regenerative brakes, LED lights, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The JM Brabazon offers five driving modes. Economy, Normal, Sport, and Race modes are all pretty familiar to most drivers at this point. In addition, the new Minerva features a Safe mode, the details of which are still obscure.
Minerva estimates a top speed of around 400 kilometers per hour (148 mph).

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