Dreaming Of A Hybrid Corvette? Quanta’s On It

Quanta Products, LLC, a Maryland corporation that has been involved for over 25 years in the automotive aftermarket producing products for Corvettes, announced two developments in the hybrid vehicles sphere.

First, Quanta Hybrid Performance has been created as a new division that has been formed to develop and produce products that integrate electric traction motors into conventional internal combustion engine powered vehicles to produce unique “hyperformance” vehicles.

Second, Quanta Hybrid Performance said it has engineered and produced a unique hybrid electric vehicle, the Quanta Corvette QHP770, which was displayed at the SEMA Show.

The QHP770 is a C6 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette which has been modified with Quanta Hybrid Performance’s integrated hybrid technology.

“We are convinced that hybrid vehicle technology has tremendous potential for high performance vehicles,” said Quanta owner and chief engineer Gary Whiting. “We formed Quanta Hybrid Performance so we could demonstrate its relevance and be among the leaders in this development arena.”

Quanta Hybrid Performance technology is said to incorporate both cutting-edge hardware and software resulting in vehicles which capitalize on the benefits of hybrid-electric propulsion.

The Quanta Corvette QHP770 is powered by two 100 kilowatt YASA 750 axial flux electric motors, incorporated in the rear differential of the car. Power is provided by a 400 volts, 30 Ah, 11.3 kilowatt-hour battery pack coupled through two Sevcon controllers.

The battery itself weights 282 pounds; Quanta did not yet publish fuel consumption ratings or performance ratings.

The combination of the 505 horsepower LS7 Chevrolet power plant and the Quanta Hybrid Performance hybrid electric technology results in over 1500 pound-foot of torque and more than 770 peak horsepower, which is said to put the acceleration of the QHP770 in supercar territory.