It's powered by electricity and air. And maybe a bit of hyperbole.
Have you heard of the Bulgarian hypercar that will demolish a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ or a Hennessey Venom F5 with a with a 363 mph top speed? We wouldn't blame you for answering "no," because as far as we can tell, it doesn't actually exist. Back in 2018, a Bulgarian company called Alieno (alien in Italian) released an EV hypercar called the Arcanum, which produces anywhere from 2,610 to 5,221 horsepower. Though we can't find a single real-world picture of the Arcanum, that hasn't stopped Alieno from releasing a second car called the Unum (one in Latin).
Like its unreal predecessor, the Unum's specs are completely alien. The electric powertrain is dubbed THF (The Heavenly Founder) and it also employs a cold air thruster system called TRS (The Rocket Successor), which uses pressurized gas. It's all explained in a press release that's so scarcely believable, we have trouble thinking it's not some kind of elaborate troll. Alieno calls the combination of the THF and TRS the "octopus synergistic system." Tell us that's not a joke.
Assuming everything Alieno says will eventually reach production, the Unum will be sold in four versions: RP2, RP3, RP4, and RP5 (with 'RP' representing 'raw power'). The least powerful Unum RP2 produces 2,610 hp from two electric motors per wheel while the RP5 dials it up to 5,221 hp with 24 motors (six per wheel). Alieno says the RP5's top speed will be 363 mph, which would easily earn it the title of world's fastest production car (if it actually gets put into production). Beyond the power choices, each of those versions would be available as the STR (Street), TRC (Track), or RCE (Race) model.
If those power figures sound unbelievable, wait until you hear about the charging speeds. Alieno says it will offer three battery packs: a 180 kWh Street Battery Pack, 120 kWh Track Battery Pack, and 60 kWh Race Battery Pack. The Unum's 800-volt charging architecture would allow it to charge from 0-100% in just 30 minutes for the SBP, 20 minutes for the TBP, or 10 minutes for the RBP on a 350 kW charger.
We already have trouble believing those charging claims since they pretty much outmatch any EV sold today, but Alieno makes the bolder claim that it will produce its own special charging stations. This branded station could charge the Unum at 900 kW for the RBP, 1,800 kW for the TBP battery, and 2,700 kW for the SBP battery. At those speeds, the car could theoretically charge to a full battery in under five minutes. Again, completely unbelievable.
Alieno says pre-orders are now open and deliveries will begin in "18 to 30 months, depending on the chosen modification (STR, TRC or RCE) and other options chosen by the customer." Prices will range from around $1.8 million to over $4.5 million. If this car actually reaches production, we'd say it's worth it, but so far the Unum only exists as a rendering. The Arcanum was released back in 2018 and not a single one has been produced, so we are pretty dubious of Alieno claiming it will have cars on the road between 2024 and 2027.