We still have our doubts about this one.
There’s been quite a lot of talk regarding that supposed 5,000 horsepower Devel Sixteen hypercar that premiered last week at the Dubai Motor Show. That outrageous-looking machine, at least the concept, lacked such essentials like seatbelts. Its rear exhaust looked like a pair of painted buckets. Even its exterior skin looked like cheap cardboard. But now the sports editor for Autobild Bulgaria and BBC Top Gear Bulgaria, Antanas Markov, had a chance to speak with company president Majid Al Attar for a little clarification session.
Al Attar claims the engine was developed from the ground up in the US, and at first it produced 1,000 hp. But that soon increased to 2,000 and then 3,000 before finally settling on 5,000 hp. The car’s styling was inspired by an F-16 fighter jet, and the production version will be smaller than what we’re seeing here. It’ll cost $1 million and supposedly three individuals have already placed an order for one. 5,000 horsepower still sounds like bullshit to us, but would certainly be awesome if true. Once again, we will believe it when we see it.