Chevy Mi-ray Roadster Hybrid Concept Debuts at Seoul
In brief: The Mi-ray Concept was unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show and was developed at GM's Advanced Design Studio there, combining hybrid propulsion with advanced styling.
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Make/Model: Mi-ray Concept
The Mi-ray has what Chevrolet is calling a "mid-electric" propulsion system, with most of the powertrain components being located behind and below the driver in a mid-engine sports coupe and roadster design.
The car features a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine at its midpoint, which powers the Mi-ray's rear wheels through a dual-clutch transmission and uses a stop-start cycle.
Two electric motors at 15kW each run the front wheels and are connected to the engine through a 1.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack which rides underneath the passenger compartment. Regenerative braking and engine power both keep the batteries charged.
The Mi-ray is capable of running all-electric in urban environments for short distances and the vehicle allows for parallel hybrid driving otherwise.
Much of the body is carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the doors are Le Mans racer-style scissors opening up and out. Even the wheels are aluminum-carbon fiber composites.
And so ...
An innovative design from Chevy's design studio in Korea.
Photo credits: Chevrolet
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