The 3,065-hp SP Automotive Chaos wants to be the world’s first ‘ultracar’
Vaporware detector going off? The Greek automaker’s already secured an order for one of the US$14.4-million machines
Spyros Panopoulos (SP) Automotive, a new Greek automobile design and engineering outfit, has just revealed what it’s touting as the world’s first ‘ultracar,’ an internal-combustion vehicle with over 3,000 hp on tap and a sticker price that’s just as outrageous. The car, aptly named “Chaos,” is a disruptive force that aims to completely redefine the boundaries of extreme automobile performance — if it ever makes it to production, that is.
Forgive us if we are skeptical about the chances of the SP Automotive Chaos coming to market. The automobile landscape is littered with the wandering ghosts of ambitious hyper-hypercar ideas just like this.
They start with promise and potential, only to lose steam and fizzle out along the journey between initial design and final production. (See: the 5,000-hp Devel Sixteen behemoth, which isn’t technically dead, but that we have been waiting on since 2013, when it was first shown as a concept.)
According to its designer, the Chaos Zero Gravity will need only 1.55 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) before blasting past the quarter-mile marker in 7.5 seconds! That’s a whole second quicker than the 8.58 seconds set by the Nevera, the current record holder.
In addition to the Chaos Zero Gravity, there will also be a watered-down ‘Earth Version’ trim that will churn out much humbler 2,049 hp and 1,025 lb-ft of torque. Both variants will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V10 powerplant that can rev up to 12,200 rpm, depending on the configuration.