Giugiaro-designed Namir revives historic brand
Wild tiger: Lightweight Frazer-Nash Namir supercar races from 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds with only electric power to all four wheels.
THE latest brand to be revived from the automotive industry’s past is Frazer-Nash, a British sports and racing car-maker whose roots date back to 1923 and chain-driven cars, but which last made a car in the late 1950s. The company doing the reviving is famed styling house Italdesign Giugiaro, and the new Frazer-Nash is claimed to be the fastest hybrid car in the world. A successor firm to the original automaker – Frazer-Nash Research, which specialises in developing electric drivetrains for hybrid cars and mass transit systems – played a major role in the hybrid electric supercar project. ...continued