It’s open season for racers everywhere and this latest vehicle may just put a few more people in the mood to grab some asphalt and take off! Problem is, the Reptile Hybrid is just a concept with little hope of ever being produced. Bummer.

The Reptile Hybrid is a two-seater sportscar designed by Arturo Ariño from Barcelona, Spain. His intention was to create a lightweight racing car that could also be used on the streets. The concept features an open-wheel layout with a sporty interior and two seats. The exterior design has a futuristic air to it with the rear spoiler and the side wings being integrated into one component. The white exterior paint is broken up with sweeping red sides that act as a guide for air flow.

Being that it is a hybrid, of course, the Reptile combines a 2.7 liter rear-mounted Wankel engine that develops a total of 700 HP with a 4-pole electric induction motor. When driving, the electric batteries are recharged while the wheels are spinning, but with a touch of the "Race" button, the Wankel engine gets to work.

Do we think this vehicle stands a chance at ever seeing glimpses of the production line? Probably not, but at least there are people out there that are headed in the right direction in terms of design and power. It won’t be long before cars like the Reptile Hybrid Concept and many other hybrid variations are all we see on the track and the streets. Lightweight and hybrid just seems to be the way to go for everyone.


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  (434) posted on 04.1.2011

But there will always folks crazy enough to come up with these ideas. And that’s definitely a good thing, since it will give carmakers plenty of things to work on.

  (498) posted on 03.31.2011

Sadly, no one’s going to be crazy enough to build this. For one, there is really no use for it. Another thing is that it will take some time to develop real components for this.

  (205) posted on 03.31.2011

Whoa! An egg on wheels. Kidding aside, 700 hp for a hybrid is a rather staggering claim. But then again, it might actually be feasible in real life.

  (409) posted on 03.31.2011

Well, I could only imagine if someone would actually build this one. This is definitely going to be one heck of a racing car that a lot of folks would want to see.

  (447) posted on 03.30.2011

Nothing is impossible I would say. If this concept car would goes into production, I will not be surprised at all. Its a good thing that Reptile Hybrid was proposed so that KTM and Atom would have another competitor.

  (613) posted on 03.30.2011

Of course, this one isn’t going to be built sometime soon. But many of the components that it proposes are actually very feasible and can be easily incorporated to other cars.

  (25) posted on 03.29.2011

Just seeing these concept cars, I remember playing with different models of toy cars and these look as if one. Although these cars are not meant for production, they sure will give way to improve technology.

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