We’ve received emails about this in the past, and even posted it, but now it’s between the pages of Car and Driver Magazine with a lot more information.

>This 640-hp Mini exists just to get our attention. According to PML, the Mini cost about $350,000 to build, but the motors and their casings were handmade. Mass-producing the motors and control systems could bring the price down substantially, and only two of the powerful motors would suffice in most applications. PML hopes to hook up with a car manufacturer or investor seeking to enter the electric-car business.

Anyone have a spare $350K? I’d like to take this to the next BMWCCA AutoX event.

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