Ariel Ups the Ante With the Staggering 1180-HP Hybrid HIPERCAR
What comes after extreme?
This is the first look at the forthcoming Ariel HIPERCAR.
It is an ultra high-performance electric
Because, honestly, where do we go from here?
The Somerset, England-based Ariel had already blown our socks clean off with the mind-bending Atom, the rough-and-tumble
Available in two- or four-wheel drive, the power breaks down like so: each motor is connected to a single-speed gearbox each with 295 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Translation: that 4WD model will weigh in with 1,180 ponies and 1,328 lb-ft of torque.
And in true psycho form, the HIPERCAR will hit 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds and top out at 160 mph. This is due in part to the light, bonded aluminum
No word yet on final looks or cost, but renderings — and the manufacturer’s history — let on that the aesthetic will kick just as much ass as the specs with a closed top and gullwing doors.
The official unveiling is set for 2019 with production starting the following year. That should give us just about enough time to come up with some befittingly wild descriptors.
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