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by Brett Davis

Chevrolet will unveil the Chevrolet Miray Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month, in what will be the concept’s first appearance in Europe. The Miray roadster was first unveiled at the Seoul Motor Show in April this year.

The Miray Concept uses a hybrid powertrain setup consisting of two front-mounted electric motors which power the front wheels. A mid-mounted 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine powers the rear wheels.

Both electric motors produce around 15kW of power and are driven by a 1.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery pack is also connected up to a regenerative braking system which replenishes battery levels on the go.

As far as performance goes, Chevrolet hasn’t revealed specific acceleration figures. The Chevrolet Miray is a lightweight concept, however, thanks to body panels that are made from carbon fibre and carbon fibre-reinforced plastic.

The wheels are also made from aluminium and carbon fibre, as are the spoilers around the front end and the rear diffuser section. Chevrolet Europe’s Wayne Brannon spoke about the concept recently, saying,

“Miray’ is Korean for ‘future’. The concept strengthens the bond between car and driver and takes a fresh look at what a sports cars of the future might be. Many of the components used in its drivetrain are an extension of our systems. The Miray demonstrates the potential for rescaling and extending today’s propulsion technologies.”

The Miray Concept will be on show at the Chevrolet stand at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show next month, along side the Chevrolet Colorado Rally Concept and Chevrolet’s current showroom lineup. Let us know what you think of the design in the comments section below.