The world’s fastest plug-in hybrid: Veritas RSIII Roadster Hybrid
By Frederick Carle on March 9th, 2011
Here at talkgreen, we like to showcase eco friendly things that are “Rockin”. People don’t like boring stuff and boring doesn’t bring change. The car you see in the pictures is called the Vermot AG Veritas RS III Roadster Hybrid and it’s nothing close to boring. This little thing looks like it can literally rip pieces out of the pavement and it’s powered by a V10 delivering 507-horsepower. But wait a minute… this blog is supposed to be about the environment… and you’re probably asking yourself how can a big V10 be anywhere close to environmentally friendly. The answer lies in between the front axles.
You got it. A 105 kW motor mounted between the front axles gives the car an extra 93 HP and will bring you from 0 to 60 in no more than 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.
A few more eco technical details… A Kinectic Energy Recovery System (KERS) is used to refill the batteries under braking and the electric motor powers the front wheels which makes the car all-wheel-drive. Vermot says the Veritas has a range of 31 miles on electric power alone.
An even greater facts is that the company is planning to introduce a fully electric version by 2013.