Hyperion XP-1 Hydrogen Hypercar Unveiled
Hyperion launched its hydrogen hypercar, the XP-1, with bold statements in the middle of the performance car race that brought it smack.
After 10 years of production, the American hydrogen technology firm notes that the Hyperion XP-1 Hydrogen Hypercar was completed. This also states that more than 200 researchers and consultants have been involved in the study and analysis.
Let’s look at the technologies used in the car before we get into the design, as this is what sets it apart from the conventional hypercars.
Built using lightweight reinforced carbon titanium, the car weighs only 1032 kg. This has a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, carbon fiber hydrogen storage systems, and ultra-capacitor energy storage technology when it comes to the propulsion system.
The car’s all-wheel drive is provided by several electric motors, and there is a 3-speed transmission. All of this will allow the Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen hypercar to hit 0-100 km / h in a claimed 2.2 seconds, whereas the top speed will exceed 354 km / h.
The quoted range figure is more important, as the manufacturer notes that the XP-1 will do 1635 km before refueling again.
Now for the version that looks bonkers. The car is sitting down to the ground and has plenty of currents, channels, and scoops to turn the air the way it needs to reach the big top speed.
There are signature features such as the pointed nose, slim headlights, prominent wheel arches, wrap-around glass canopy, “v-wing” doors, “vortex driven” air intake, active aerodynamic side blades.
The last part not only serves to boost the cornering but is also coated in solar panels and can talk to track the sun’s trajectory. There are LED taillights at the back, Kevlar composite diffuser, bronze-tinted exhaust tips, and plenty of channel air vents.
The car’s interior has a wide 98-inch curved panel supporting gesture control software and a 134-inch glass canopy, while carbon fiber seats are covered in leather, too.
The braking force for the Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen hypercar will be driven on 20- and 21-inch wheels from carbon-ceramic disks, 457 mm at the front, and 432 mm at the back, while the suspension will be ultralight aluminum alloy separate double wishbones with a hydraulic ride height feature.
The car is scheduled to be assembled in the United States in 2022, with production limited to 300 units and, as is the case for these limited models, the sky is the limit for customization choices.
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