By: Double Apex
A few weeks ago we brought you info about an upcoming car from Greece, at the time called Project Chaos (read the original story here). The SP Automotive Chaos ultracar (their term) which is the handiwork of the newest member to the club, Spyros Panopoulos Automotive, made its world debut this week.
Two versions will be made: a base Earth Version and a more hard-core Zero Gravity. The former weighs 1388 kg and that is a scant 1272 kg thanks to more exotic materials.
The SP Automotive Chaos ultracar will not likely be confused with any other brand thanks to its outlandish appearance. The design includes sharp edges on its composite bodywork. A ground-scraping splitter is the first part of an aero package that looks as though it was taken from an F1 car. That resemblance is no coincidence either. SP Automotive claims the Chaos ultracar has “the best aerodynamic design ever applied to a car”.
Under the crazy appearance is a monocoque made of Zylon. Suspension is fully independent double wishbones made of titanium or magnesium. The 21 and 22-inch alloy wheels are unique in design. The wheels will be titanium 3D printed. These will shroud massive ceramic discs (482 mm/442 mm) that are clamped by 3D printed magnesium calipers.
Under the engine cover of the SP Automotive Chaos is a twin-turbocharged 4,0-litre V10. Drive is directed to all four wheels through a dual-clutch transmission with seven or eight forward speeds. The motor features a 3D-printed magnesium alloy engine block, titanium 3D printed pistons and rods, 3D-printed camshafts, titanium or inconel valves, plus a pair of turbochargers made of carbon fibre, titanium, magnesium and ceramic compounds.
The lower powered “Earth Version” has 1528kW with 1389Nm of torque. This version is said to have a max engine speed north of 10 000 r/min. Performance claims include a 0-100 km/h sprint of 1.9 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 7.9 seconds with a quarter mile taking just two tenths longer 8.1 seconds.
If those numbers feel a bit slow for you the more powerful “Zero Gravity” pumps out 2285kW with 1984Nm; with max engine speed now above 12 000 r/min. SP Automotive says this car accelerates faster than an F1 or any other two-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicle that has ever been produced. The company says the 0-100 km/h takes a lightning quick 1.55 seconds, from 0-300 km/h in 7,1 seconds. They also say that it can blitz the 1/4 mile in earth-shattering 7.5 seconds. Top speed is claimed to be over 500km/h.
SP Automotive has outlined a number of events that the ultracar will undertake in 2022. Among these are attempting a record for the fastest production car at VW’s test track in Germany, attempting to set a new lap record for production car at the Nurburgring and to set the quickest production car time for the quarter mile.
Article courtesy of Double Apex