The gorgeous and beastly Veritas RS III Roadster was released just over a year ago, and now Vermont AG is adding a hybrid drive to its V10-powered retro ride. The Hybrid version adds a 105 kilowatt electric motor to the BMW-sourced 507-horsepower V10 engine, producing a cool 600 hp in the new iteration. A full electric version and a coupe are also next up to hit the market.
The battery pack and electric motor add about 500 pounds to the car, bringing the weight of the car to about 2,821 pounds – still pretty light for a car. Vermont AG claims that the hybrid can go from 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds, largely because the electric motor gives the front wheels power, making the car an all-wheel drive (that’s .1 seconds faster than its petrol-powered predecessor). The car’s top speed can reach a staggering 205 mph. The Roadster also has an all-electric range of 31 miles before the gas engine kicks in.
Expect the the coupe version of the Veritas this summer, and the all-electric version by 2013.