By Kawe S. August 16 2020
The Hyperion XP-1 is the first car in Hyperion Motor’s portfolio. Hyperion Motors is one of three divisions of Hyperion, a California based technology company that focuses on Hydrogen-based power and delivery. The other two divisions include Hyperion Energy and Hyperion Aerospace. For us, we only care about their cars.
“Launched” on the 12th of August in a video, the XP-1 will likely trigger a hydrogen-powered vehicle revolution. The car is a good example of what a future dominated by hydrogen-powered supercars would look like, and if the car is anything to go by, it’ll definitely be fun.
Designed with performance and endurance in mind, the XP-1 promises 1,016 miles of range, a top speed of 221 mph, and a stellar 0 to 60 mph time of just 2.2 seconds. The car comes with a 3-speed transmission system that powers the car’s all-wheel-drive system.
The XP-1 features a plethora of hydrogen technologies that give it the benefits of current battery-electric technologies while reducing weight, giving it unmatched range, and the ability to fully recharge in less than 5 minutes.
The XP-1 features a futuristic design and comes with a sleek and curved titanium-reinforced composite body. The car’s monocoque is made of carbon titanium. The result? A total weight of just 2275 pounds, an impressive feat for any hypercar.
“V wing doors” and dual vertical exhaust pipes complete the design of what is an already an impressive and futuristic looking XP-1.
On the inside, a curved 98-inch display with gesture control is the headline feature with carbon fiber seats wrapped in leather complementing a sci-fi appearance and tech-filled interior.
Hyperion plans to set up its own network of refill stations for hydrogen vehicles similar to what Tesla has done with its Supercharger network for electric cars. Detailed information about the car is currently hard to come by, but that will likely change in the coming months.
Deliveries of the Hyperion XP-1 are expected to start in early 2022 with the car said to carry a “seven-figure” price tag.