Hyperion showcases the XP-1 hydrogen-electric supercar with a titanium-reinforced body wrapped around a fuel cell power module.
According to the developers, the Hyperion XP-1 will be able to reach speeds of up to 356 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.3 seconds. At the same time, the car is capable of driving more than 1630 km with one refueling, which takes less than five minutes..
Instead of a lithium-ion battery the supercar stores energy in a fuel cell that is connected to electric motors that drive all four wheels. Outdoor «air blades» not only are active aerodynamic elements that help the car enter corners at high speeds, they also function as solar panels that can change position, adjusting to the current position of the sun.
In addition to the futuristic design and high-tech interior, the supercar has a carbon-titanium chassis, a titanium-reinforced body shell and a mass of 1248 kg. Cab features a 98-inch curved screen with touchless gesture control in the center console.
Hyperion plans to produce 300 XP-1 production version by 2022.
In addition to new propulsion systems, automakers are also experimenting with control modules. In March, Hyundai unveiled an electric sports car with a joystick instead of a steering wheel.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Hyperion
Hyperion unveils 1600 km hydrogen-electric supercar