A new company out of Las Vegas, called PSC Motors, is seeking dominance against the likes of Bugatti and Koenigsegg, with a 2,400-horsepower hybrid hypercar called the SP-200. It might need a catchier name, but PSC says it will to 0-60 in 2.6 seconds and have a top speed of 280 mph.

“When this project was started five years ago, we wanted to do something new, something special that can pay tribute to some of the world’s fastest cars,” PSC Motors CEO Antonio Calva said in a recent statement. “Nobody needs 1,000 horsepower, so we gave it more,”

A mid-mounted, 9.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 will feed power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission. PSC hasn’t specified if either of these components are built in-house or sourced from elsewhere, but we aren’t aware of many companies building 9.0-liter V8s. The massive V-8 will be supplemented by a hybrid system on the rear-axle, which will also provide an electric-only range of 60 miles.

Going from these renders, the SP-200 will have sleek, well-proportioned shape. At 14.4 feet long and 6.5 feet wide, the SP-200 won’t exactly be compact, but carbon fiber and aluminum will be used throughout to keep weight under 3,100 pounds.

Production starts sometime in 2016 and will be limited to just 35 units.

Continue reading for the full story.

  • 2016 PSC Motors SP-200 SIN
  • Year:
    2016
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed dual-clutch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    2400
  • Displacement:
    9.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    280 mph
  • Price:
    1000000 (Est.)
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Exterior

2016 PSC Motors SP-200 SIN
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After having made all of the outrageous claims you’ve just read, PSC Motors was supposed to have revealed an actual prototype of the car, but then released more renderings. Most of these have also just been the same picture but with a new paint color.

The car was designed in “calibration” (spelling is PSC’s, from the company Twitter account, and was probably supposed to be “collaboration”) with Vanatical Design. This firm consists entirely of one 15-year-old kid in Thailand, so things are not looking good for the car actually ever existing. The design is at least plausible for a hypercar, although it is fairly derivitive. The nose in particular is lifted straight from a Ferrari Enzo.

Interior

None of the renderings show an interior at all, and neither has PSC said a single word about what it might consist of. But if it is in keeping with the other claims made about the car, then it will have upholstery made of unicorn leather and a dash made of moon rocks. It will also somehow be bigger on the inside than the outside. Or maybe not, but PSC could have prevented this kind of wild speculation by actually showing a real car.

Drivetrain

2016 PSC Motors SP-200 SIN Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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750 of those horses come from the electric motor, and the car has a claimed all-electric range of 60 miles

The SP-200 SIN has always been purported to be a hybrid, but since the “debut,” the 9.0-liter V-8 has been given a pair of turbochargers and the claimed horsepower rating has climbed from 1,700 to 2,400. It is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends all of that power to just the rear wheels. 750 of those horses come from the electric motor, and the car has a claimed all-electric range of 60 miles, double the original figure quoted.

Claims like these tend to set off the vaporware alarm. Because while it isn’t impossible that a company nobody has ever heard of could come out of nowhere with a car boasting double the power of current hypercars, it’s not something that has ever actually happened, and it doesn’t sound at all likely. Moreover, we’ve all heard these kinds of claims from a thousand of these little startups over years, and none of them have ever materialized.

Drivetrain Specifications

Gasoline Engine Twin-Turbocharged 9.0-liter V-8
Output 1,650 HP
Electric Output 750 HP
Transmission eight-speed dual-clutch
0-60 mph 2.6 seconds
Top speed 280 MPH

Prices

PSC says that the order books are now open for the car, and the company Twitter account has even said that three of them have already been claimed. But no price has ever been quoted anywhere, and the company doesn’t even have a website. The cars it is said to be aimed at sell for around $1 million, although for something so much more powerful, one could assume that the price would be a lot more.

Competition

Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari High Resolution Exterior
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One of the current crop of hypercars that the PSC SP-200 SIN is said to be competing with. This monster of a machine produces 950 horsepower and is the street-legal culmination of decades of Ferrari’s involvement in top-tier motorsports. It’s quite the technological marvel as well, and it has a 6.3-liter V-12 that sounds amazing.

Read more about the Ferrari LaFerrari here.

Koenigsegg One:1

2015 Koenigsegg One:1 Exterior
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Koenigsegg is the proof that small boutique carmakers do sometimes produce genuinely incredible cars, cars that can compete with those built by the leaders of the industry. The One:1 is the fastest of all of these, topping out at 282 mph. It’s one hell of an impressive car, but the downside is that now everyone seems to think they can build a hypercar in the garage.

Read more about the Koenigsegg One:1 here.

Conclusion

2016 PSC Motors SP-200 SIN
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You try to keep an open mind when you see things like this. After all, companies like Koenigsegg and Pagani had to start somewhere, and it’s certainly possible for a car company to seemingly come out of nowhere with an incredible product. But so many of them over the years have gone absolutely nowhere that you learn to look for vaporware red flags, and this car is showing all of them. The power figures have varied wildly, from 2,000 horsepower to 1,700 and then back up 2,400, all of which are far too high to be plausible. The company has no website and there is no PSC Motors registered in the state of Nevada. And of course, no real car company hires a 15-year-old to design a hypercar, it just doesn’t happen.

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    • * Designed by a 15-year-old
    • * Almost no details about anything, including price
    • * Does not technically exist, and never will
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