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  Minerva opened its doors in 1897 as a bicycle manufacturer, then moved its way into light automobiles in 1900. In 1904, Minerva moved in to primarily building automobiles and began manufacturing high-qual8ity luxury cars. The company continued on with relative success until it folded in 1956.

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Minerva Automobiles - also known as the Belgian Rolls-Royce of early last century - is working on a major comeback and apparently the first supercar to come from the newly reborn company is the J.M. Brabazon.

The new J.M. Brabazon was named after Lord of Tara John Moore Brabazon, who was actively involved in the early Minerva company as a racecar driver and as a committee board member.

The supercar is built on a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and features a carbon-Kevlar body to help keep its weight low. On the outside, the car slightly resembles an Audi R8 , but it features a prominent front fascia, LED headlights and a ventilated rear bumper that houses the dual tailpipes. The new J.M. Brabazon sits on a set of 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheel on the rear.

Under the hood, Minerva placed a twin-turbo V-12 engine powering the rear wheels combined with two electric motors for the front ones. Top speed is an unreal 248 mph and the drivetrain delivers a power to weight ratio of 1-to-1.

No other details have been offered on the new Minerva supercar , but we do know it will be equipped with a sequential transmission, a limited slip differential and regenerative brakes.

Click past the jump to read more about the Minerva JM Brabazon.

Source: Autofans

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