Subaru Develops Turbo Parallel Hybrid Concept Car

The electric motor produces 10 kW and 150 Nm torque while the petrol engine develops 191 kW output with 343 Nm torque, the combination of which creates more standing-start torque the Impreza Turbo.

Published: 26-Nov-2005

Symmetrical all-wheel drive specialist, Subaru, recently displayed a high-powered concept car, which is also an environmentally-conscious hybrid.

Called the B5-TPH, for ‘Turbo Parallel Hybrid’, the three-door coupe combines a 260 PS 2.0 litre ‘boxer’ engine with an electric generator/motor fitted between the engine and transmission.

This provides a low-cost solution to giving driving enthusiasts lively acceleration and a high top speed but with excellent fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions.


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