India’s First Super Sportscar?

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Mean Metal - Photo- CNN

Mean Metal – Photo- CNN

Fast, Cool and Fantastic – and Made in India

Meet the M-Zero

India is known for producing the smallest car and the cheapest car. But now put on your seat belts! Here’s news for speed lovers.  India may be on to something cool and fast! Sarthak Paul, a 21-year old entrepreneur is planning to launch India’s first sportscar. Here’s  M-Zero  – and it’s going to cost anywhere from $125,000 t $150,000!

Paul calls his fledgling car company Mean Metal Motors (MMM). The automaker has already produced a couple of planned concepts, and if all goes well, Paul hopes the first physical prototype will be ready for a showcase at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. He’s calling his creation the “M-Zero.”

Writes CNN: The plans call for a supercar that can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds, and achieve a top speed of 200 miles per hour. The mid-mounted engine will produce more than 500 horsepower, and be partially powered by a hybrid electric power plant.

Another intriguing tidbit: “The body of the car will utilize the startup’s newly-developed smart material, called “carbo-flax”, which claims to be both lighter and one-tenth the price of carbon fiber. Paul said he hopes to sell the material to satellite companies in India in order to raise funds for the first prototype.”

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Lavina Melwani is a New York-based journalist who writes for several international publications. [email protected] & @lassiwithlavina Sign up for the free newsletter to get your dose of Lassi!

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