• The Hyperion XP-1 Looks Oddly In Place On the Streets of Hollywood

The hypercar was spotted in dual-tone camouflage during a street photoshoot

Back in August 2020, Hyperion finally launched the XP-1 hypercar. The car took the world by storm with some ridiculous claims like a 1,000-mile range, top speed beyond 200 mph, and so on. The XP-1 looked incredible in the press images, but would it have the same feels in the real world? Well, the Hyperion XP-1 took a stroll in the streets of Hollywood during a street photoshoot session and we must say, it looked pretty alien out there.

It’s Silent, But Screams For Attention

The Hyperion XP-1 Looks Oddly In Place On the Streets of Hollywood Exterior
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The Bugatti doppelgänger was surprisingly spotted on the streets of Los Angeles covered in heavy camouflage. While the purpose of camouflage is to hide the identity of the car, the design elements, etc., it didn’t serve the purpose here. The XP-1 was wrapped in a two-tone skin all around. It even boasted ‘H2’ stickers, referencing its hydrogen status and maintaining a not-so-low profile.

The Hyperion XP-1 Looks Oddly In Place On the Streets of Hollywood Exterior
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The XP-1 was revealed last year after being in development for almost five years. This is what we know about it:

  • Hydrogen propulsion system
  • Range of 1,016 miles with one tank of hydrogen
  • Top speed of 220 mph
  • 0-60 mph in 2.2 seconds
  • Carbon-titanium monocoque chassis
  • Titanium-reinforced composting bodywork
  • Carbon fiber hydrogen tanks
  • V-Wing doors
  • Variable tint control
  • Weighs just 2,275 pounds
  • All-wheel-drive
  • Three-speed transmission
  • Flying buttresses behind the doors that are aerodynamic elements and also double up as solar panels
  • A massive 100-inch curved screen inside the cabin
  • Touch-free gesture controls
  • Production set to begin in 2022
  • Limited to 300 examples
Sidd Dhimaan
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