The Espera Sbarro Montbéliard School of Design has followed up its 137-horsepower Intencity EV concept and 360-hp V8-powered Eight concept with this, the Réact' E.V. Note the periods between the "e" and the "v" – this isn't an electric vehicle, it's an "Ecological Vehicle" with a hybrid powertrain.

In back, underneath the reptilian-scale-like cover, is a Peugeot-sourced V6 with 210 horsepower that turns the rear wheels. Turning the front wheels are two DC brushless motors that are each worth 100kW and 553 pound-feet of torque. They get juice from a 24-kWh battery pack and combined grunt is said to be 484 hp.

Rumor is that it took the students just 13 weeks to get it all together and that the two-seater coupe actually runs, something we haven't seen the other two concepts do. We'll find out soon enough since they have plans to run the Réact' E.V. in the 14th Monte Carlo Rallye of New Energies later this month. There are a few more details in the press release below to go with the high-res gallery above.
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Réact' E.V.

Last year we introduced our first electric car called 'Intencity' at the Geneva International MotorShow. This year, the ESPERA Sbarro students are proud to present a new challenge: a hybrid car. 30 Students and 13 weeks later, the REACT'E.V. concept (E.V. standing for Ecologic Vehicle) reflects the savoir-faire within the school and the University of Technology. REACT'EV is not simply a Show Car. This vehicle is made to run in the Monte Carlo New Energy Rally.

Open your eyes, maybe you'll see it on your road


Engine : V6 from PSA 210hp
Drivetrain : Rear wheel drive
Gearbox : Manual, 5 gears

2 electrical motor : DC Brushless 2x100 kW - 2x750 Nm
Drivetrain : 1 motor by front wheel without gear reduction
Battery : LFP - 24 kWh
Motor Controller : MicroAutobox dSPACE

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    • 1 Second Ago
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      Electric range: 2km
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        The pack is the same size as the one in the Nissan LEAF. Should have an electric range of at least 50 miles.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The design looks very mitsubish inspired. I'm seeing Evo like headlights and an Eclipse like body
        • 2 Years Ago
        I see a lot of Alfa 159 / Brera in the front fenders and headlights
        • 2 Years Ago
        • 2 Years Ago
        I definitely see the Eclipse in the rear. I was thinking the Audi Quattro concept on the front end.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope its better than their pizza!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds to be heavily FWD biased. Not sure I like that...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 2 Years Ago
      That car definitely looks better than their pizzas.
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a former sbarro\'s student, my thoughts are biased. very well done for a three monthes project. 24kwh are quite enough to do round on the parking block of the school, wich is quite small (the parking) ;-) some of you are critising the design and some other things. But be aware that its the first project of their year. They usually made 2 to 3 models by year. Just wait and see the graduate model of june.
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