Researchers: Ben Horst, Josh Preissle, and Alex Gray
The PH571 project started with the idea that you shouldn't have to buy a sports car or an electric vehicle or a commuter car. There should a be a car that can excel in all driving scenarios just by selecting the right drive mode. We couldn't find anything on the market that satisfied this desire, so we built it ourselves. The PH571 is a proof-of-concept vehicle for a super-versatile, hybrid-electric powertrain system that can deliver electric-only commuting, superb fuel economy, and thrilling acceleration. It's a 100 percent ground-up build. We made the frame, suspension, drivetrain everything. Our car lacks a lot of the comfort and infotainment features required for everyday driving, but it's a bold concept for the future of automotive powertrain design.