After some exciting teasers, Southern-California based company Hyperion Motors has finally unveiled its hydrogen-powered electric car, the Hyperion XP-1 prototype. Using current technologies, this hypercar has been developed by ex-NASA aerospace engineers.
Tech company Hyperion was founded in 2011. It has three division: Hyperion Energy, Hyperion Motors, and Hyperion Aerospace. It seeks to change the transportation industry by offering convenient, high-quality, low-cost hydrogen fuel across America. Hyperion’s aim is ‘Space Technology for the road’ and XP-1 is a significant advancement towards the same.

 

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“We are extremely excited to launch Hyperion to the world so we can educate people to the benefits of hydrogen-based power systems. As the most abundant element in the universe, the potential is virtually limitless. Our goal is to tell the story of hydrogen with inspiring vehicles and infrastructure solutions. With the debut of the XP-1, we aim to kick-start the final frontier towards a cleaner tomorrow for generations to come.” Angelo Kafantaris, CEO, Hyperion, said in a press statement.
Hyperion XP-1. Courtesy: Hyperion
Courtesy: Hyperion
The company claims that Hyperion XP-1 can be driven up to 1,000 miles using a single tank of compressed hydrogen gas. Also, the electric motor will generate more than 1,000 horsepower. The supercar can go from 0 to 60 mph under 2.2 seconds, while the top speed is over 220 mph.
The car features a high-performance, zero-emissions hydrogen-electric powertrain combined with technology that has been derived from some of the world’s leading aeronautical, engineering firms and space agencies.
The car recharges in around five minutes.
Hyperion XP-1. Courtesy: Hyperion
Courtesy: Hyperion
The car features carbon-fibre monocoque anchoring a chassispors surrounded with aluminium and titanium components. Hence, the kerb weight is less than 2,275 pounds.
The overall design of the Hyperion XP-1 is sleek. It has V-wing doors inspired by the Winged Victory of Samothrace, a marble Hellenistic sculpture of goddess Nike dating back to the second century.
It even has solar panels, Pirelli P-Zero tires and carbon-ceramic brakes. The interiors feature a 98-inch curve display and 134-inch glass canopy, allowing gesture control.
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While the price remains unannounced, the company has revealed that only 300 units of Hyperion XP-1 will be manufactured and delivery will start in early 2022.

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