Space prototype Hyperion XP-1 spotted on the streets of Los Angeles

Space prototype Hyperion XP-1 spotted on the streets of Los Angeles

February 18, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

When Hyperion unveiled the XP-1 prototype last summer, we noticed it looked like an extraterrestrial Bugatti, but now it has hit the streets of Los Angeles where it still looks alien. Dressed in two-tone camouflage, the prototype stands out easily in a sea of ​​white sedans. Compared to this car, the red Ferrari California T also seems boring.

Hyperion didn’t talk much about the XP-1, but the prototype looks identical to the car that was unveiled last year. As a result, it will likely have a titanium-reinforced composite body and a glass dome. We can also see vortex-assisted air intakes and active aerodynamic side blades that help improve cornering at high speeds.

Style isn’t the only thing that helps the XP-1 stand out, as it’s a hydrogen-powered supercar that features a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell, carbon fiber hydrogen storage tanks, and ultracapacitor energy storage technology. The company is hiding details, but the car is planned to be equipped with multiple electric motors, four-wheel drive and a three-speed gearbox.

In terms of performance, the model will sprint to 100 km / h in less than 2.2 seconds and top speed will exceed 356 km / h. Although there are few hydrogen filling stations, this shouldn’t be a big problem since the XP-1 is designed for a range of up to 1635 km. The Hyperion XP-1 will go into production next year. In total, only 300 units will be built.