Can This 5,000-Plus Horsepower Bulgarian Hypercar Possibly Be Real?


Or is this just another hypercar pipe dream?

It has never been uncommon to hear about small, upstart car companies that want to build a million horsepower monster to take down the likes of Koenigsegg and Pagani. Most of these companies fold before producing a single car, but some success stories like Rimac emerge and shock the world. Now a Bulgarian company called Alieno is attempting to build an EV hypercar, and the proposed stats beggar belief. But will this dream hypercar actually become a reality?

For starters, we've never heard of Alieno, even though the company was reportedly founded back in 2015. The name "Alieno" simply means alien in Italian, probably because the car's performance is simply out of this world. It's called the Arcanum, and it is an all-electric hypercar which produces 2,610 horsepower in its base configuration. There will also be 4,351 hp and 5,221 hp versions, which just sound like fantasy numbers to us. Alieno says the 5,221 hp version will be able to achieve a top speed of 303 mph, which would make it the fastest car in the world by a considerable margin.

Each power variant of the Arcanum will be available in STR (Street), TRC (Track), and RCE (Race) trims, which alter the car for different homologations. Aleino says the RCE trim will be able to compete in the LMP1 class at Le Mans, once the series allows all-electric cars. So how does Alieno plan to produce so much power? The Arcanum will reportedly have up to six electric motors per wheel on the most powerful version, that's 24 in total. Thanks to a battery made up of graphene cells and super-capacitors, the car will reportedly travel up to 634 miles on a single charge.

The whole thing sounds a bit fishy to us, much like the 5,000 hp Devel Sixteen. Alieno says the order books are already open with a starting price of around $878,000 for the base model and around $1.75 million for the top model. Delivery time will reportedly be 18 to 30 months depending on options. If you believe that this car truly exists, and want a car that is five times more power than a Bugatti Veyron, get your order in now.


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