Hyperion XP-1 caught on camera in Las Vegas
Automaker Hyperion wasn’t too happy to only show us its hydrogen supercar, the XP-1, online at the CES-2021, so it took it to Las Vegas for a round of drive tests.
The spy shots from there depict the vehicle in at least two locations: at the Strip and in Mojave Desert. Too bad no one managed to film a video to give us an idea on just how well the supercar fares off-road in the desert.
A team of researchers from Hyperion, a tech company headquartered in South California, premiered the XP-1 concept last summer. The car had a carbon-titanium monocoque cabin, carbon fiber outer paneling, per-wheel suspension and a fuel-cell powertrain. It weighed in at just over a metric ton (2,200 lbs) and could hit 97 km/h (60 mph) from standstill in 2.2 seconds. Perhaps most impressively, though, it could reportedly be driven for 1,000 miles (1,609 km) until running out of hydrogen.
Notable other features include an active aerodynamic kit, solar panels, and originally designed doors referencing the sculpture named Winged Victory of Samothrace.
Editor Andrew Raspopov