This sleek gullwinged sports car has a historic name, striking looks and a modern PHEV heart.
The Austro-Daimler Bergmeister ADR 630 has just debuted at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy.
The two-seat sports coupe features a plug-in hybrid powertrain good for 1,198 horsepower and 1,180 pound-feet of torque.
That insane amount of power is made possible by a 55-kWh rear-mounted battery pack which feeds a three-motor hybrid system.
A 4.0-liter gasoline-powered inline-six has been borrowed from the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe.
The Bergmeister also uses some Mercedes suspension bits, windshield and other pieces, but it looks convincingly reengineered.
If the company's name is familiar, that's because Austro-Daimler is a resurrected brand that last made automobiles in 1934.
Yes, the Bergmeister features gullwing doors, but they aren't the same as those of the old Mercedes SLS AMG sports car.
Long, low and wide, the Bergmeister features a double-bubble roofline for increased headroom and more distinctive looks.
0-62 mph is pegged at 2.5 seconds, and the car's top speed is said to be well over 200 mph.
The Bergmeister boasts 50:50 weight distribution, which should put driver and passenger right in the literal center of the action.
The Bergmeister's PHEV architecture is said to be good for 155 miles of pure-electric range, or some 500 miles when combined with the gas engine.
The battery and power electronics are designed to work with 150-kW chargers.
Pricing for this model is not available, but it's likely to be well into six figures, if not seven.
Headlamps feature subtle inner detailing that was inspired by 1930s Art Deco styling.
The Bergmeister's body is composed of carbon and aluminum panels draped over a bespoke aluminum spaceframe.
As it was in the 1930s, Austro-Daimler's taut bow-and-arrow emblem returns.
This car was designed and is being assembled by Austro-Daimler's partner, Ideenion Automobile AG.
Ideenion is a design and prototyping firm that specializes in building concept cars. They've worked with companies like Audi and Bosch.
The company isn't saying how many of these cars it plans to build, but they did acknowledge that they'd like to do a convertible version and a second, smaller car, as well.
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