Although this concept has been produced by an outfit called the New Triumph Company, don’t hold your breath for the rebirth of a famous old British name – BMW retains the rights to the Triumph badge and isn’t about to hand it over.
However, the New Triumph Company hopes to produce a full- scale model of this hybrid sports car – styled by design student Pellumb Gurra – in time for next year’s Frankfurt motor show in September. The company was set up in 2004 to create fuel-efficient, low-carbon-footprint sports cars that regular folk (as opposed to card-carrying greens) might actually want to buy. It aims to get funding by entering international competitions that reward entreprenurial environmentalism in the automotive field with large cash prizes.
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As well as pushing forward with its composite-bodied hybrid sports car, the New Triumph Company is planning to establish a hybrid rally championship called the RallyE Series, to promote the idea of alternative drivetrains.