The term hypercar was coined some time during the first decade of the twenty first century to describe exotic and highest performing supercars that started popping out after the original 2005 Bugatti Veyron. Since then, their specifications improved even further and today the definition no longer manages to accommodate models with beyond 1000 horsepower output and speeds well above 200 miles per hour. These marvels of engineering genius require a new term to be solidified in the automotive dictionaries and we shall start calling them megacars.
In this episode of #AutomotiveTerritoryDailyNews lets take a look at the already existing megacar models of 2021, so subscribe to the channel and lets start the engines!
#1 2020 SSC Tuatara
Under development since 2011, 2020 SSC Tuatara is finally ready for production boasting of unmatched aerodynamics with 0.279 drag coefficient, a dry weight of 2750 lbs, and 1750 hps from its mid-mounted 5.9-liter twin-turbo V-8.
#2 2020 Aspark Owl
After 2 years of waiting, the Japanese boutique automaker is ready to deliver the first units of the Owl hypercar to its customers. The exterior of the model is quite generic for the segment, but its key feature is a huge active spoiler which pops out at 93 mph.
Many engineers are still convinced that it is foolish not to take advantage of the universe’s most abundant element. Angelo Kafantaris and the California technology company Hyperion Motors that he leads, have invested ten years into the development of the Hyperion XP-1.
#4 2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+
Visually and technically inspired by the modified Chiron that managed to break through the 300 mph speed barrier, the Super Sport 300+ arrives in a limited production run of 30 units.
#5 2020 Lotus EVIJA
2020 Lotus EVIJA is the first Lotus to be built on an extremely lightweight full carbon fiber chassis that compensates for the weight added by an all-electric drivetrain. The model rides on magnesium wheels equipped with carbon ceramic brakes from AP Racing. As a result, it tips the scales at 3,850 lbs.
#6 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko & Jesko Absolut
Koenigsegg Jesko succeeds the Agera as its high-performance track-focused offering. The model will be produced in two configurations: regular and Absolut, that gets slightly more aerodynamic bodywork with rear fins instead of a wing and new wheels.
#7 2021 Rimac C_Two
As it has been recently confirmed, the Croatian electric marvel, Rimac C_Two, is on track for 2021 deliveries in the limited number of 150 units. Mate Rimac is putting his creation through the final crash and track testing.
#8 2021 Koenigsegg Gemera
Koenigsegg Gemera’s arrival opens up a whole new dimension in the world of grand touring, putting to shame Ferraris, Bentleys and Aston Martins.
#9 Autobimobili Pininfarina Battista
The original Battista was revealed to the public at the 2019 Geneva Autoshow, boasting of an all-Italian design, a fully customizable interior and a battery-electric drivetrain borrowed from Rimac Automobili.
#10 Hennessey Venom F5
First revealed at the 2017 SEMA show, the Venom F5 has not made it production yet, but it is already being overhauled by the manufacturer to try and beat the recent Bugatti and Koenigsegg models.