2017 Geneva Motor Show: 6 hypercars with power outputs exceeding 1,000 hp

Article by Christian A., on March 16, 2017

While power may not be your main barometer when choosing a car, it is definitely always considered. Nowadays, having a car with a power output of more or less 200 hp is impressive.

Cars with power that borders on 400 hp are seriously sporty and dynamic. Cars that produce more than 500 hp are extraordinary, with a few of them gaining supercar status.

But what about cars with power outputs at four digits, or at least 1,000 hp? They are already considered as hypercars and only a few of them are born into this world.

Luckily enough, the 2017 Geneva Motor Show boasts of being host to the unveiling of quite a number of hypercars. If you’re planning to buy one of these, then read the list.

Artega Scalo Superelletra

It is an electric supercar developed and created by the once defunct German carmaker Artega Automobil. The term “Superelletra” is a wordplay on the italian terms “Superleggera” (means “super light”) and “elettrica” (means “electric”).

It features four electric motors – two on the front axle and another two on the back – each providing 255 hp of max output and 405 Nm of instant torque, good for a total system output of around 1,020 hp (750 kW) and total torque of 1,620 Nm (1,194 lb.-ft.) of instant torque.

With this, the Artega Scalo Superelletra could dash from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) run in 2.7 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).

Aston Martin Valkyrie

A joint project of Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the Aston Martin Valkyrie continues the lineage of Aston Martin’s V cars, starting from the Vantage in 1951.

It will be powered by a high-revving 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that will be rated to deliver around 1,000 hp. Since this hypercar weighs 1,000 kg, it achieves a very ideal 1:1 power-to-weight ratio.

With this, the Valkyrie could sprint from zero to 200 mph (322 km/h) in under 10 seconds while reaching a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h). This V12 engine will be mated to a bespoke seven-speed paddle-shift transmission.

Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon

Swedish carmaker Koenigsegg is displaying three hypercars at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, one of which is the Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon. Essentially a send-off to the iconic Agera, the Agera RS Gryphon is finished in clear carbon fiber and has a striping badging with a the 24-carat gold leaf.

Powering the 3,085-pound (1,395 kg) Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon is a bi-turbo V8 engine that is tuned to deliver can 1,360 hp (1,014 kW) in output.

Koenigsegg Regera

Aside from the Koenigsegg Agera RS Gryphon, also displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show are two Koenigsegg Regera examples in different wraps: British Racing Green and Candy Apple Red. Beyond the exterior and interior looks of these two Regeras, its mechanicals are basically the same.

Each of these two Regeras is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine, complemented by three three electric motors. This power system develops a whopping 1,500 hp (1,118 kW), allowing the Koenigsegg Regera to travel as fast as 248 mph (399 km/h).

Techrules Ren

Techrules Ren is a turbine-hybrid hypercar offering developed and produced by a Chinese automotive upstart. Actually, customers have the say on how powerful their Techrules Ren could be by combining any of the available power sources: up to two micro turbines and up to six electric motors.

The most powerful version of the Techrules Ren is claimed to be producing up to 1,287 hp (960 kW) of output and 1,725 lb.-ft. (2,340 Nm) of torque. Techrules Ren is also claimed to be able to travel up to 727 miles (1,170 kilometers) on a single charge.

Zenvo TS1 GT

The Zenvo TS1 Grand Tourer is basically Zenvo’s way to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This two-seater carbon-bodied sports car is powered by a 5.8-liter V8 engine with two superchargers, allowing it to generate 1,163 PS (1,147 hp) of max output and 811 lb.-ft. (1,100 Nm) of peak torque.

On the track, the TS1 Grand Tourer can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 233 mph (375 km/h).

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