Frazer-Nash, the legendary British sports car maker, got a new lease of life at Geneva when Italdesign-Giugiaro unveiled this all-electric supercar, due to go into limited production this year as the Frazer-Nash Namir.
The car is a joint venture between the Italian design house and the owner of the Frazer-Nash name, Swiss firm KamKorp. Frazer-Nash developed and supplied the four-motor powertrain, while Giugiaro engineered and built everything else, from suspension to the carbonfibre tub.
The Frazer-Nash Namir uses two motors at the front and two at the back to give four-wheel drive. Power is supplied by a generator driven by a mid-mounted 814cc rotary engine, and between them the four motors provide 357bhp, while the engine emits just 60g/km of CO2.
That’s enough, claims Giugiaro, to give the Frazer-Nash Namir a 0-62mph time of 3.5sec and a 0-124mph time of 10.4sec.
The tub is clothed in a mix of carbonfibre, aluminium and magnesium panels. At 4560mm long and 1972mm wide, it’s a similar size to a Ferrari 599, but the light materials have kept the weight down to 1450kg.