A Greek company says it will launch the world’s first ‘ultracar’ next year. The 3,100 hp strong car is called “Chaos” and, according to its makers, reaches a top speed of more than 500 kilometers per hour.
The newly founded company Spyros Panopoulos Automotive from Athens is building the car and wants to break a whole series of car records with its top model, such as that of the fastest lap at the Nürburgring, the record for the highest top speed and the fastest quarter-mile sprint.
Chaos is powered by a 4.0-liter V10 with two turbos. The engine is designed and developed in-house, with an aluminum or magnesium alloy engine block. The block gets titanium pistons and connecting rods, plus a pair of turbochargers made of carbon fiber, titanium, magnesium, and ceramic compounds.
The company plans to produce a limited number of 20 copies of the Chaos for each continent, with the model distributed exclusively by auction house Sotheby’s.
Prices start at about 5.5 million euros for the basic variant of 2,000 hp and go up to 12.4 million euros for the 3,000 hp top model with all exotic materials and technologies. According to the website Carscoops, the first model has already been sold, and the car will be delivered early next year.
The least powerful Earth version has an engine of 2,077 horsepower and pulls up to 11,000 rpm. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds and from 0 to 300 km/h in 7.9 seconds. The flagship Zero Gravity is 3,107 hp strong and has a pulling power of 1,984 Newton meters.
According to the company, this engine can run up to 11,220 rpm and is faster than any two – or four-wheeler ever produced.
Spyros Panopoulos claims the record attempt for the fastest production car ever will be at the Ehra-Lessien circuit in Germany, sponsored by Red Bull. The company reports that it will also supply the car to BBC’s Top Gear for its first independent review. The many record attempts should take place sometime in 2022 and 2023.