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Palumbo M-80 Hybrid sports Car

Palumbo M-80 Hybrid sports Car

Palumbo M-80 Hybrid sports Car

Palumbo M-80 Hybrid sports Car

Palumbo M-80 Hybrid sports Car

Palumbo M-80 Hybrid sports Car

Year (of specifications) 2007
Engine petrol/electric hybrid
Transmission Constantly variable, RWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph 3.9 seconds
Horsepower 350 hp
weight 998 kg / 2200 lbs

The M-80 hybrid sports car from Palumbo Cars, an American company specialising in hybrid vehicles, is a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly hybrid petrol-electric two seater with performance credentials superior to most conventional sports cars.

The convertible Palumbo M-80 features a unique roll bar designed to maximize structural rigidity. The chassis of the M-80 is a lightweight spaceframe unit designed for performance and comfort. Featuring unequal length A-arms and coil-over springs both front and rear.

Laid out in a mid-engine, rear wheel drive format the Palumbo M-80 uses state-of-the-art automotive and aerospace materials. The chassis is made mostly of Aluminum alloys, employing epoxy bonding, riveting, and welding. The exterior is comprised of composite materials.

Power for the Palumbo M-80 comes from the hybrid petrol-electric unit which uses the electric motor, an internal combustion engine, or both simultaneously to drive the wheels. For times when high acceleration is needed, both the internal combustion engine and the electric motor power the drive wheels at the same time. The feeling of the electric motor supplementing the IC engine is similar to feeling the surge from a low pressure turbocharger. The driver feels a substantial power increase that comes on very linear and is easy to control in all driving and racing situations. The electric motor supplies this additional power boost with little or no effect on fuel mileage. Recharging of the Palumbo M-80's battery is done through regenerative braking and running a generator off the petrol engine. Fuel economy for the Palumbo M-80 is around 46mpg.

The 350 horsepower which is created by the hybrid system is transferred to the rear wheels through a constantly variable transmission. This keeps the gearing just perfect to match with the engine's efficiency and peak power band.

Inside the Palumbo M-80 materials used include leather, aluminium, and quality carpeting.



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