When a person thinks about an Indian automaker, the names which strike the mind are Tata and Mahindra along with Maruti Suzuki which are pioneers in this industry. However, Mean Metal Motors is a relatively new company that wishes to strengthen its grip in the Indian automotive market. Back in 2015 it previewed the M-Zero, billed as India’s first supercar. Now, the triple M wants to take this a step further by introducing the Azani – an electric hypercar that’s capable to produce up to 1,000 bhp.
The Azani is claimed with incredible numbers in the powertrain department. Apart from the 1,000 bhp and 1,000 Nm torque output from its electric motors, it also boasts a 220-mile-per-hour (322-kilometer-per-hour) top speed and a sprint to 60 mph (97 kph) in just 2.1 seconds. It also gets a 120 kWh battery pack which can last up to 325 mi (523 km) in one full charge. All of these figures are listed on Mean Metal Motors website.
A strong chassis is required to handle so much power. Mean Metal Motors said that the Azani comes with a skateboard aluminium spaceframe chassis that’s highly flexible to use across various models. The company is also using modular components for the hypercar, said to decrease supplier margins by 25 percent.
The Azani has a typical electric hypercar design which looks futuristic to say the least. It also resembles the logo of the company from the front. The Azani will come with high-tech features as any new car would but one thing that the company boasts is the use of AI in its micro-factories to increase efficiency and reduce costs. The car itself will also feature over-the-air updates. Mean Metal Motors has not set any timeline for the release of the actual Azani in the metal, along with its pricing, but the website already accepts reservations.