Top Hyper Cars of 2016: Apollo Arrow, Techrules & More
This year’s Geneva International Motor Show has become an ideal venue to launch some of the best hyper cars or super sports cars from some of the world’s leading car manufacturers today.Advertisement
Some are introducing their newest creations, while others are coming out of the shadows with bold debuts. Let’s check out some of the hyper cars creating buzz in the Geneva show today.
Apollo says its Arrow hyper car is made to run with a racing pedigree. It utilizes race car dynamics and is designed to perform acceleration, braking and cornering with aerodynamic perfection. Nonetheless, Apollo says that the Arrow is a safe car, so much so that “safety threshold matches every kilometre gained in speed.”
Koenigsegg says that the Regera is a true combination of the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde persona. It is fast and responsive in the open roads and on the race track, but it also happens to be luxurious. After all, Regera is Swedish for “to Reign.”
The Regera utilizes Koenigsegg’s drysumped twin turbo, DOHC, 5.0 liter V8 Internal Combustion Engine or ICE. It boasts an output of more than 1,500 Hp and more than 2,000 Nm torque.
It also happens to be the first fully robotized car in the world, and Koenigsegg managed to pull it off with minimal weight addition. Now, you can see the car open and close gracefully using a remote or smartphone.
Lamborghini has certainly created a hyper car worthy of honoring the centenary of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Centenerio is a beautiful, bold V12 super car that can easily go from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds. It boasts a top speed of 350 km/h and can brake from 100 km/h to a standstill in 30 meters. The Lamborghini Centenario carries a hefty price tag of 1.75 million Euros, plus tax. Don’t bother to make a reservation, though. Lamborghini says they only plan to make 20 coupé and 20 roadster version of the Centenario, all of which have already been sold.
Techrules AT96 and GT96
China has come to play in the hyper car market, and Beijing-based Techrules has managed to show just how powerful electric vehicles can be.
Techrules’ 1,030-horsepower AT96 and GT96 vehicles both utilize a turbine-based series hybrid range extender. According to Auto Blog, the allows the cars to reportedly get over 1,300 miles per gallon US.
The company has high hopes for its two vehicles, especially the AT96, which runs on aviation kerosene. Techrules believes it can be competitive on the race track. The cars can go from 0 to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds. Meanwhile, it has a top speed of 218 miles per hour.