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Saturday, October 1, 2022

All-new electric Ariel Hipercar with gas-turbine range expander

New EV BEAST Maybe you still remember in 2017 when a British automotive manufacturer named Ariel Motor Company Ltd. was announced a plan to launch a high-performance long-range electric-powered vehicle which also equipped with a gas-turbine range expander, codenamed the Ariel P40 Hipercar.
Ariel Motor has just showcased a 1,180 hp hypercar called the Ariel Hipercar which is planned to be officially launched in 2024. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Recently, the Somerset-based automaker fulfilled its promise to show the true look of its newest electric-powered hypercar called the Ariel Hipercar whose its name stands for "High Performance Carbon Reduction." 
The Ariel Hipercar is featured with a bonded-aluminum monocoque structure with removable aluminum front and rear subframes. (Picture from: ArenaEV)
This extraordinary electric vehicle is equipped with dual electric motors at each axle, and for each motor, it drives the wheels via a single speed transmission, by making a combined output of 1,180 hp and 1,342 lb-ft of torque.
Most of the Ariel Hypercar designs are intentionally made that way by considering the aerodynamic factor for drag efficiency. (Picture from: ArenaEV)
It is also stated that the power from this electric motor is supplied by a Cosworth 800V 62 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is claimed to be able to provide a range around 250 km. Furthermore, the Ariel Hipercar is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0-96 kph in about two seconds, 0-161 kph in about 4.4 seconds, and can be driven to a top speed of 250 kph. Wow!
The Ariel Hipercar can accelerate to 161 kph in just 4.4 seconds with a maximum speed of 250 kph. (Picture from: Rodanesia)
As for the chassis, the Ariel Hipercar featured with a bonded-aluminum monocoque structure with removable aluminum front and rear subframes. Meanwhile, its suspension features double wishbones at all four corners with dampers supplied by Bilstein.
The Ariel Hipercar has the unique fins on the front wings reduce drag on the mirrors, the roof scoop supplies air to the turbine range extender, and the 'shark fins' at the rear aid stability and cornering. (Picture from: ArenaEV)
As reported by Autocar, the British manufacturer is also said to have developed a new power steering system to provide superior feedback to the hypercar driver. For those of you who may be interested in owning the Ariel Hipercar, the company also gave a good news, it will start producing it by 2024.
Unfortunately, information about the full specifications for this electric-powered hypercar has not been revealed yet, it will most likely be announced ahead of its launch, for the prices is predicted that it will be priced at around $1.120 million or Rp. 17.1 billion.😎 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | ARENAEV ]
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