A 3,000 Horsepower V10 Hypercar Is Coming From Greece

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How many countries have attempted to build a supercar or hypercar only to go out of business before selling a single example? For every success story like Rimac, the Croatian company that builds the all-electric Rimac C_Two, there are about a dozen or more disastrous tales of some 1,000, 2,000, or even 3,000 horsepower cars with an outrageous name that was set to revolutionize the world but never made it off the ground. We bring this up because a Greek company called Spyros Panopoulos Automotive says it is building its own hypercar that will be called the 'Chaos'.

All things considered, the name feels wildly appropriate for the time. But will it go anywhere?

Spyros Panopoulos Automotive
Spyros Panopoulos Automotive
Spyros Panopoulos Automotive

As you'd expect from a car called the Chaos, the estimated performance figures are eye-popping. Power is said to come from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V10 engine firing out between 2,000 and 3,000 hp. The 2,000 hp version of the engine will run on normal gasoline (we assume premium), revving up to an 11,000 rpm redline. Opting for the 3,000 hp state of tune will require the use of E85, and the redline will increase to an insane 12,000 rpm.

The lesser version of the engine will feature advanced materials such as titanium connecting rods and pistons while the most powerful variant will have even more exotic components including ceramic pistons and carbon fiber injectors. Power will go out through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and Torsen differential to all four wheels, enabling a 0-60 mph time of under two seconds. While the torque figure is unknown at this time, 65% of it will be sent to the rear wheels and 35% to the front.

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Spyros Panopoulos Automotive
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Inside, the interior will not have any buttons or switches and will instead be controlled via gestures. The driver can also wear virtual reality glasses, which sounds a bit silly. SPA plans to reveal the Chaos next year at the 2021 Geneva Motor Show in March. Along with the Chaos, the company will reveal a second hypercar that will be "10 years ahead of its time."

SPA gained notoriety as a tuner, building a record-breaking Mitsubishi Lancer Evo with 2,000 hp. But tuning a car and building one from scratch are two very different animals. That said, it's not an impossible task, as Hennessey Performance has a similar story when it decided to build the Venom GT. We'll have to wait until next year to see if the Greek automaker can be successful.

Spyros Panopoulos Automotive
Spyros Panopoulos Automotive

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