Vermot AG, the company behind the awesome and extravagant Veritas RSIII, has announced it is thinking of bringing out new variants of the gob-smacking supercar. Models are said to include a coupe version, all-electric version and this, the Veritas RSIII Hybrid.
First off the development ranks, Vermot AG has introduced this Veritas RSIII Hybrid concept. It still retains all of the Veritas hypercar credentials only it is fitted with a comprehensive hybrid powertrain.
Don’t worry too much though, the Veritas is not about to go all green and boring, it still features the same 5.0-litre BMW M V10 engine which outputs 373kW of power, it’s just that it is now backed up by a 78kW electric motor – providing power to the front wheels.
The problem with this technology is it adds a lot of weight, and in-turn, kind of ruins the point of being a seriously-focused, no-compromise hypercar. Thanks to the electric powertrain components and the lithium-ion battery pack, the Veritas RSIII Hybrid weighs 1507kg – 227kg heavier than the standard Veritas RSIII.
Veritas claims the added weight is not really much of an issue though and says the car is capable of screaming from 0-100km/h in just 3.1 seconds thanks to the electric power, which also provides all-wheel drive grip off the mark. Certainly not too shabby for a hybrid.
As for the other models coming, Veritas hasn’t revealed any specific details but says a RSIII coupe version is in the mix and it is expected to hit the market halfway through this year. A fully electric version is also on the way, and could be introduced some time in 2013. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as we hear more.
In the meantime, take a trip down memory lane and check out our prototype Veritas RSIII review and road test we did back in 2009.