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Back in 2020, a Greek automotive designer named Spyros Panopoulos made us aware of the existence of a 3,000-horsepower ‘ultra-car’ called the ‘Chaos’. It was to be unveiled at the 2021 Geneva Auto Show, but since the show was canceled, that didn’t happen. However, Spyros Panopoulos (also the name of the company) has finally launched the Chaos after teasing it a few times in the past.
The Chaos is no ordinary beast. It makes over 3,000 horses in its best avatar, and no; it’s not an EV! The power is drawn from a V-10 engine. The company claims a 0-62 mph time of just 1.55 seconds and a quarter-mile time of under 7.5 seconds! Get over the Tesla Model S Plaid; the Chaos is here to wreak havoc!
The Chaos Will Be Offered In Two Trims
Spyros Panopoulos noted that the Chaos ultra-car will be offered in two variants – Earth Version and Zero Gravity. Both the models feature a 4.0-liter, V-10 engine. You get either a twin- or a quad-turbo setup here. Power will be routed to all four wheels via a seven- or an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The car features a zylon poly monocoque. This is said to be the world’s strong strongest man-made fiber and outperforms both steel and carbon fiber. The company even noted that 78-percent of the body is made up of titanium, magnesium alloys, carbon fiber, and Kevlar. The roof is composed of a new material called SAM2X5-630 that is hard and has elasticity at the same time. The exhaust system and exhaust tips are composed of titanium, with the latter being 3D-printed.
The car’s drag coefficient isn’t announced yet, but the company has worked heavily on its aerodynamics. The Chaos, as SP Automotive claims, is the best vehicle after an F1 car.
As for the dimensions, the SP Chaos measures 199 inches in length, 81.4 inches in width, and 44.1 inches in height. The wheelbase measures 112.4 inches. The Earth Version stands at 3,060 pounds and is heavier than the Zero Gravity, which weighs in at 2,804 pounds.
The interior is just as sophisticated as the exterior. It comes with two carbon fiber and zylon seats that are built into the monocoque and are upholstered in Alcantara. The door panels and dash are also composed of zylon, with the latter getting Alcantara on it. The 3D-printed Anadiaplasi titanium is used for the steering wheel, the pedals, and the rear-view mirror as well. The steering column box is also 3D-printed, but is composed of magnesium.
The ultra-car even features two cameras inside the cabin that monitor the driver’s facial expressions for safety purposes. A healthcare app is synced to the car that monitors your stress levels and adjusts the steering wheel, power, and traction control. A necessity, this, in a car that can touch high speeds in the blink of an eye.
The Chaos Zero Gravity is the flagship model that comes with astounding specs.
It puts out 3,065 horses and 1,463 pound-feet of torque from its 4.0-liter V-10 engine!
There is some sort of a hybrid system mated to it, but there are no details about it yet. If you thought the Lexus LFA and the recently unveiled C8 Corvette Z06 were high-revving mills, you’re in for a surprise. The Chaos Zero Gravity redlines between 11,800- and 12,200 rpm!
As for the performance figures, here’s a breakdown:
- 0-62 mph – under 1.55 seconds
- 62-124 mph – under 1.7 seconds
- 100-150 mph – under 1.4 seconds
- 0-186 mph – under 7.1 seconds
The company also claims a quarter-mile time of under 7.5 seconds and a top speed of over 310 mph. All these numbers are absolutely unbelievable, especially for a car with an internal combustion engine.
The Zero Gravity Chaos also features carbon ceramics rotors measuring 452 mm (17.8 inches) at the front and 426 mm (16.8 inches) at the rear. The calipers, rotor hubs, and the wheel hubs are also made up of 3D printed Anadiaplasi titanium.
The Chaos Earth Version is no joke either. It makes use of the same drivetrain, but puts out lesser power.
The outputs here are 2,049 ponies and 1,025 pound-feet of oomph.
The engine redlines between 10,000- and 11,000 rpm.
The performance numbers here aren’t as good as the Zero Gravity’s, but they are still mighty impressive:
- 0-62 mph – under 1.9 seconds
- 62-124 mph – under 2.7 seconds
- 100-150 mph – under 2.3 seconds
- 0-186 mph – under 7.9 seconds
It takes less than 8.1 seconds to finish the quarter-mile distance from a standstill and has a top speed of over 310 mph.
The difference between the two models is not limited to the performance specs only. Even the construction material and process are different for both of them. The pistons, conrods, crankshaft, cylinder heads, etc. are composed of different materials. The same goes with the turbochargers as well.
The braking setup is pretty much the same here as well, except for slightly smaller rotors. Here they measure 422 mm (16.6 inches) at the front and 416 mm (16.4 inches) at the rear.
There Are A Lot Of Other Special Things About It?
The Chaos rides on 3D-printed wheels as well. The company had teased them back in 2020 on its social media page. The ‘seven-axis point milled billet Tennalum super alloy’ wheels measure 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear. The front wheels are composed of magnesium alloy and the rear wheels are made of titanium. The design looks pretty cool. The five-spoke wheels have a webbing-like design that is reminiscent of an octopus’ tentacles.
There aren’t a lot of 3D-printed wheels in the market, but the concept isn’t alien either. A few years back, HRE Wheels and GE Additive showcased the “HRE3D+”, the first-ever 3D printed titanium wheels built using Electron Beam Melting technology. If this technology becomes mainstream in the future, you can expect all sorts of creative designs to feature on cars.
The other interesting things in the SP Chaos include:
- Fingerprint Recognition
- Augmented Reality UI
- VR Glasses
- Invisible to Visible Technology
The mouth-watering car is priced at an eye-watering €12.5 million, which is around $14.5 million as per the current exchange rates.
There’s no word if this is for the Earth Version or the Zero Gravity. Spyros Panopoulos will build 15-20 examples of the Chaos every year