Chevrolet Bringing Hybrid Roadster To Frankfurt
Originally unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in March, the car is named after the Korean word for “future” and features a mixture of cutting-edge design and homages to Chevrolet’s historic sports cars. There’s a wrap-around windscreen from the Corvette, surrounded by Corvette Sting Ray front and rear wings, and the ducktail spoiler at the back harks back to the ’59 Impala.
Those classic styling cues are worked into a svelte two-seat roadster, with aerodynamics designed to look like a jet fighter and a body made from strong but lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic. Two retractable cameras replace the traditional wing mirrors.
Inside, the diamond-shaped cabin surrounds the driver and passenger with futuristic brushed aluminium, leather, white fabric and liquid metal surfaces. Satellite navigation and in-car entertainment are projected onto the surface of the dashboard.
The Miray is powered by a parallel hybrid setup, with a rear-mounted 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and two front-mounted 20bhp electric motors for emission-free inner city driving. This allows the car to be run either in front or rear wheel drive.