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Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro

Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro

Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro
Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro

Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro

Frazer-Nash Namir by Giugiaro
Make Frazer-Nash
Model Namir
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine -

The Giugiaro designed Frazer-Nash Namir was one of the many concept vehicles revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

The Arabian name Namir, meaning "tiger", is intended to sum up the quiet underlying power of the concept. The hybrid system developed together with Frazer-Nash combines an 814 cc endothermic rotary engine with four electric motors - one for each wheel. With this drivetrain the Namir can reach over 187 mph (300 km/h) and hit 60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds.

The Frazer-Nash Namir was constructed entirely at the Italdesign factory in Torino. The chassis, body, and mechanical layout were designed and constructed by the Engineering Division, the exterior and interior styling was carried out by the Italdesign Giugiaro Style Centre, while the electrical and electronic elements were developed in collaboration with Frazer-Nash.

"The encounter with Frazer-Nash dates back to about a year ago", explains Fabrizio Giugiaro, Vice President and Styling Director of Italdesign Giugiaro, "and it was a pleasure to meet with a name that has made automobile history. Since the early 1990s, Frazer-Nash has taken the lead in the engineering and construction of hybrid systems for vehicles; they were very interested in our branch of research dedicated to hybrid systems applied to sports vehicles and, a few months ago, contacted us about collaborating with them in developing a product that would be able to showcase the potential of their systems. Frazer-Nash then began concentrating on the development of a fuel, traction, and transmission system bespoke for Namir, while the talents and expertise of Italdesign Giugiaro were exploited for the interior styling, planning, engineering and mechanics. It certainly was an interesting and profitable collaboration that resulted in a unique vehicle with very exciting performance levels in terms of speed and pick-up, above all in terms of low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions".

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Source: Italdesign

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