Greek entrepreneur Spyros Panopoulos is behind the project
It will be the fastest car ever produced
3D printing plays a big part in its construction
“Hypercars” are well known, they are the fastest and most exclusive cars that can take the road, but not for long, since the first “ultracar” has been announced and its production will start soon.
The Greek company SP Automotive, owned by businessman Spyros Panopoulos, has presented the Chaos, a car so powerful and exclusive that it is in a class apart from all other exceptional cars that have been designed to date.
In order to claim the title of the fastest vehicle ever to drive on land, the Chaos is powered by a 4.0L V10 engine that produces 2049 horsepower and 1389 lb-ft of torque in the “base” version called Earth.
This engine allows the Chaos to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 1.9 seconds and from 0 to 300 km/h in 7.9 seconds. The quarter mile will be a matter of 8.1 seconds.
If you want the ultimate in performance, the Zero Gravity version increases the engine’s output to 3,065 horsepower and 1,984 lb-ft of torque. According to SP Automotive, it will be the fastest motorized vehicle in the world with accelerations from 0-100 km/h in 1.55 seconds, 0-300 km/h in 7.1 seconds and 100-200 km/h in 1.7 seconds. The quarter-mile is expected to come down in 7.1 seconds. Its top speed should exceed 500 km/h.
In addition to its incredible performance, the Chaos is also a technological showcase because of the materials that are used in its design, but also because of the ubiquity of 3D printing in its construction.
Indeed, almost all of its engine parts are designed using 3D printing from materials like magnesium, titanium and carbon fiber. In addition, its wheels are also a result of 3D printing.
Of course, such performance and advanced technology come at a price, which is why the Earth model will command $7.9 million and the Zero Gravity model, $17.8 million.
80 copies will be built, 20 for America, 20 for Europe, 20 for Asia and 20 for Africa, and they will all be sold by RM Sotherby’s auction house.