Mean Metal Motors is a start up launched by students of Manipal University in Manipal and has grown its base in Bengaluru. Mean Metal Motors is attempting to build India's first supercar which will be made from lighter, equipped with a hybrid engine, and will also get a fingerprint-recognition technology to start the ignition. This Hybrid supercar will be called the “M-Zero”.
The M-Zero will build and worked out of four different nations where the teams from Italy and Portugal are looking after the styling, while a team in UK take charge of the simulations and analysis. The team in India is responsible for engine, transmission, aerodynamics, dynamics, electrical components, and the hybrid system.
Speaking of the exterior, the styling is quite futurist, neat and resembles bit like the Audi R8. The M-Zero will be Constructed over the carbon-fibre monocoque tub with a mid-mounted layout. The body will will get the bits of the svelte bodywork constructed out of ‘CarboFlax’, which is new-gen hybrid composite material that is lighter and cheaper that carbon fibre.
Under the hood, the M-Zero will be powered by a combination of an AMG sourced 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 petrol engine and electrical motor. The engine will be mid-mounted which will be capable to develop over 500 bhp and 700 Nm of torque and the electrical motor rushes out an additional power of approximately 250 bhp and 270 Nm of torque. The electrical motor is a liquid cooled 180 V lithium-ion battery pack which has an energy storage capacity of 4 Kwh. The combined engine and electric motor will produce a power output of over 750 bhp and 760 Nm of torque. As claims by the brand on its official website, it can bolt from 0-100 kmph in over 3 seconds with a topspeed of 320 kmph.