Debuts Hyperion XP-1, a hydrogen-powered prototype with 2,000 HP and a 1,000-mile range

Hyperion XP-1 prototype debuts
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It was August of the tumultuous year 2020 when an impressive hydrogen-powered vehicle made news, the Hyperion XP-1 prototype It had amazing specs. Finally, after two long years, the first model of the California-based startup, USAhas made its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and still looks like a vehicle built by an alien civilization.

The Hyperion XP-1 still in shape prototype and it presents no stylistic changes compared to renderings seen just over two years ago. Clearly, it looks even weirder in person, with unconventional proportions, intricate air intakes, and parts that protrude from the body, including adjustable blades. Bugatti covered with solar panels.

The Hyperion XP-1
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Hyperion XP-1 prototype

The Hyperion XP-1 it promises 1,016 miles (1,635 km) of range when the carbon-fiber hydrogen tanks are filled, something that takes less than five minutes. The powertrain includes hydrogen fuel cells, supercapacitors instead of batteries, a three-speed transmission, and four axial-flux electric motors sending power to all four wheels. Plus, combined power exceeds 2,000 hp, delivering 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 2.2 seconds and a top speed of 221 mph (356 km/h).

The Hyperion XP-1 Prototype
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In accordance with Hyperionthe XP-1 weighs 2,275 lbs (1,032 kg), a number significantly lower than most electric hypercarsthanks to the monocoque structure of titanium and carbon, the suspension of aluminum alloy, the composite bodywork reinforced with titanium and the absence of a massive battery.

Hyperion XP-1 prototype debuts
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Hyperion XP-1
Image courtesy of Carscoops – Hyperion XP-1

As announced in 2020, Hyperion seeks to manufacture 300 units of the XP-1 in the United States, with pricing to be announced at a later date. The original goal was for production to start in 2022, but this has surely been postponed. Last year, a camouflaged prototype of the Hyperion XP-1 was tested in Las Vegas. The brand is already accepting reservations through a special form on their official website.


Hyperion XP-1 prototype makes its debut in Los Angeles
Image courtesy of Carscoops – Hyperion XP-1 prototype makes its debut in Los Angeles

It should be mentioned that in addition to two door sports carthe company that supplies hydrogen propulsion systems to other companies announced the power plants “XF-7 Hyper:Fuel” that use NASA technology to refuel FCEVs and BEVs. Similarly, the stations will be capable of providing “utility grid support for emergency and backup power applications.”

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