It reaches 100 km/h in 2 seconds, but it will be even faster

The British Ariel manufactory made a name for itself with its minimalist pleasure cars. Designed for tarmac, the Atom and its gravel-optimized cousin, the Nomad, espoused the principle that if a car is light, it doesn’t need mind-blowing engine power to deliver a compelling driving experience.

The situation is different in the case of the now presented Hipercar intended for series production. Although the frame consists of a glued aluminum structure and aluminum front and rear subframes, and the body with extreme aerodynamic characteristics is made entirely of carbon-composite elements, the weight of the car reaches 1,546 kilograms.

It reaches 100 km/h in 2 seconds, but it will be even faster

The water-cooled battery with a capacity of 62.2 kWh is primarily responsible for this – the Hipercar is electric. Despite the large battery, the range is only 240 kilometers, or only a fraction of that, since the car is not designed for steady speed, just like any previous model of Ariel.

Each wheel is powered by a 300 hp, 450 Nm electric motor. These are not located in the wheel hub, but near the center axis of the vehicle, and contain the inverter as well as the reduction gear in a single unit.

It reaches 100 km/h in 2 seconds, but it will be even faster in 57

If we fully exploit their potential, we accelerate to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 2.09 seconds. The less than 4.3 meter long, 135 cm high coupe accelerates to 160 km/h in 4.4 seconds. The top speed was maximized at 250 km/h.

The driving dynamics are already sky-high, but Ariel is planning further improvements: it integrates an advanced torque vector control system even before the start of series production, which can reduce the above values ​​to under 2 and 4 seconds, respectively.

It reaches 100 km/h in 2 seconds, but it will be even faster in 58

An integral part of the drive chain is the on-board power generating gas turbine, which can generate 35 kW of energy at 110,000 revolutions per minute and charge the battery with it, thus extending the range.

An optically special element of the car is an uncovered radiator on the rear wall, through which four fans push the air. In addition, this is only one of the cooling circuits that cools the rear electric motors (the inverter, stator and rotor, left and right), as well as the generator, the charging system, and the associated current converters.

It reaches 100 km/h in 2 seconds, but it will be even faster in 59

Another one was created at the front, it is responsible for cooling the front electric motors and the high-voltage battery, and air conditioning the passenger compartment. This first circuit also manages the heating of the passenger compartment and the battery, if the outside temperature makes it necessary.

Although it is not yet known when it will be available and how many copies of the Hipercar will be produced, it has already been announced that it will later be produced in a rear-wheel drive version, meaning that it will have half the total power and system torque.

It reaches 100 km/h in 2 seconds, but it will reach 60 km/h even faster

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