Hyperion, a startup company based in California, has officially displayed the XP-1 electric supercar for the public to see firsthand, within the framework of the recently held Los Angeles Auto Show 2022. came out not long ago.

The Hyperion XP-1 electric supercar was first revealed in 2020. This is the result of a research, testing and development project lasting nearly 10 years and is expected to change the concept of technology. hydrogen fuel cell technology. The public display car at this 2022 exhibition is still only a model based on the first experimental design, not much different from 2020, so it is still considered a concept.

 

Hyperion XP-1 was once known as the initiator of the new supercar revolution, when the world was starting to get used to high-performance cars that only operated on electric energy, easily achieving high torque. Huge torque right from the start, surpassing what internal combustion engine cars can do.

The highlight of the Hyperion XP-1 supercar is its ability to travel up to 1,635 km on a full battery charge, double the travel distance of the recently launched Lucid Air luxury electric sedan. long time, as well as completely outperforming other electric supercars such as Lotus Evija, Rimac C_Two or Pininfarina Battista, which can only run a few hundred kilometers per battery charge.

Hyperion XP-1 was once known as the initiator of the new supercar revolution, when the world was starting to get used to high-performance cars that only operated on electric energy, easily achieving high torque. Huge torque right from the start, surpassing what internal combustion engine cars can do.

The highlight of the Hyperion XP-1 supercar is its ability to travel up to 1,635 km on a full battery charge, double the travel distance of the recently launched Lucid Air luxury electric sedan. long time, as well as completely outperforming other electric supercars such as Lotus Evija, Rimac C_Two or Pininfarina Battista, which can only run a few hundred kilometers per battery charge.

Hyperion XP-1 stores energy in hydrogen fuel cell systems instead of heavy and space-consuming lithium batteries. The hydrogen in the battery combines with oxygen from the air in a process that creates water, the vehicle’s only exhaust gas, and an electric current to power the vehicle. Even when the battery runs out, Hyperion XP-1 can be fully charged in 5 minutes thanks to modern hydrogen storage technology.

Because hydrogen is very light, the weight of the supercar is significantly reduced compared to traditional electric cars, providing faster acceleration, braking, steering handling and better engine performance. The chassis is made from titanium and carbon fiber, and the body is reinforced with titanium, keeping the weight at only 1,031 kg.

The hydrogen energy storage system is not affected by extreme temperatures, so charging time is also shorter (no need to worry about high temperatures during fast charging) and the battery does not degrade over time. In theory, Hyperion XP-1 can maintain maximum performance for a longer period of time better than traditional supercars.

Energy from the fuel cell system is transmitted to 4 wheels through extremely powerful motors, with a total capacity of more than 2,000 horsepower and a 3-speed gearbox. Thanks to its instantaneous power supply and extremely light structure, the Hyperion XP-1 supercar can accelerate from 0 – 100 km/h in under 2.2 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 356 km/h.

The active aerodynamic elements behind the doors aren’t just beautiful, they also improve high-speed cornering and act as solar panels – they’re even replaceable. Change position according to the direction of the sun to recharge more optimally.

To develop XP-1, Hyperion recruited the help of some of the world’s leading aerospace manufacturing companies, and space agencies, including NASA. “The XP-1 is designed with a much longer range than battery electric cars because hydrogen has more compressed capacity per liter than batteries. Additionally, aerospace engineers have long understood the advantage of hydrogen being the most abundant, lightest element in the universe. Now consumers will experience its extraordinary value.” – said Mr. Angelo Kafantaris, CEO of Hyperion Motors.

Hyperion expected to commercialize the XP-1 electric supercar within 2 years from its first announcement in 2020, with a limited number of only 300 units produced in the US. However, now it seems that plan has been postponed. The selling price of the car has not been disclosed.

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