It's been almost three years since would-be automaker Velozzi first appeared on our radar with plans to enter a vehicle into the X-Prize competition. A lot has changed since then, they've added the SOLO crossover (above) to their future vehicles list, they're no longer X-Prize contenders and that original twin-motor design for their 200 miles per hour electric supercar has been replaced by a single monster 574 kW (770 horsepower!) AC-induction affair. Oh yeah, and they've settled on Capstone as the supplier for the microturbine.
We've seen these multi-fuel (diesel, bio-diesel, ethanol, methanol, jet fuel, propane and compressed natural gas) rotary engines before in both buses and road-going autos, so we're are pretty sure it can be done. Will Velozzi actually do it? Mediocre renders, pie-in-the-sky numbers (200 mph, 0 - 60 in 3 seconds, 200 miles on a charge for the supercar) and long lists of high-tech suppliers but no vehicle after three years does not much credibility build. Show us something. Please. Press release after the break.