The Spyros Panopoulos Chaos will be the world's first road car to use this material.
Greek tuner Spyros Panopoulos Automotive is working on an extreme new hypercar aptly called the "Chaos." The design is still shrouded in mystery as the covers won't come off until the 2021 Geneva Motor Show next March, but the initial technical details sound very ambitious. Power will be provided by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V10 producing up to 3,000 horsepower when running on E85 fuel, which will be sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. With this setup, the Greek hypercar will hit 0-62 mph in under two seconds.
If that's too much power for you to handle, Spyros Panopoulos will also offer a 2,000-hp version. Yes, even the "entry-level" version of this extreme hypercar still has more power than a Bugatti Chiron.
The 3,000-hp version will also redline all the way to 12,000 rpm, which is even higher than the Aston Martin Valkyrie. If the Chaos didn't already sound extreme, Spyros Panopoulos has made yet another bold claim.
While most hypercars use carbon fiber monocoque chassis to improve the structural rigidity, the Chaos will be the world's first production car with a chassis monocoque made from Zylon poly, the world's strongest man-made fiber that's 1.6 times stronger than Kevlar. This is the same material used by NASA and Formula One due to its low weight, high tensile strength, and thermal properties.
These stats border on unbelievable, but as details continue to surface, the Chaos begins to feel closer and closer to reality.
In motorsport, Zylon tethers are used in Formula One to affix the wheel to the chassis to prevent the wheel from flying into crowded areas during an accident. As of the 2007 season, the driver's cockpit is clad in special anti-penetration panels made of Zylon. The material is also used for police officer's bulletproof armor, NASA super pressure balloons, and SpaceX parachutes.
This isn't even the same league as supercars and hypercars, as Spyros Panopoulos describes the Chaos as an "ultra-car." We'll have to wait and see if the Chaos can live up to the tuner's bold promises when it debuts at Geneva next year.