(By Tom Lohnes) – Right now it seems that every other day a new million-plus dollar supercar or hypercar comes out with some outrageous claim. Well, this new million-plus dollar hypercar has one too, but it’s not performance based.
Meet the Hyperion XP-1, a car styled to look like a mid-2000’s Hot Wheels that I could very easily buy for a dollar at Target right now. But this $1.4-million-dollar Hot Wheel has a trick up its sleeve. The car is powered by hydrogen and can go up to 1,100 miles on a single tank.
That’s a good thing because the only real hydrogen stations in this country are in Southern California and it might be a hassle to get there low on fuel. Besides that astonishing range, the XP-1 packs 900 horsepower, AWD, and a 221-mile-per-hour top speed. 60 miles per hour happens in 2.4 seconds, and the interior looks like it was ripped straight out of a fighter jet. The entire car down to the lug nuts is carbon-fiber, explaining it’s high price.
Usually, I would be excited for cars like these, but currently startup companies haven’t been doing too well. Gordon Murray obviously has the funds behind him to make the T.50, but what comes after that? These boutique manufacturers need money to make these boutique cars, and I don’t know where it comes from.