Meet the world's fastest hypecar
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is undoubtedly one of the world’s automobile epicenters, annually attracting the best that the industry has to offer plus thousands of investors, potential buyers, and car enthusiasts. It is basically the United Nations General Assembly of ultra-performance cars. The show hosts major players like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and McLaren, boutique producers like Koenigsegg and Pagani, upstarts like Zenvo and Rimac, and even tuners-turned-manufacturers like Texas's own Hennessey.
This year the show had a constellation of stellar performances with exhibits like BMW M8 Gran Coupe, Bugatti Chiron Sport, Jaguar I-Pace, Lamborghini Huracan
There is one good thing about prominent high profile motor shows – it is the ability of the carmakers to catch us by surprise. This year’s laurels in the ‘surprise’ category belong to Italian manufacturer
And if you thought that Bugatti, Pagani, and Koenigsegg built the rarest and most exclusive supercars, probably you were right – until now. Meet the
With such a monumental amount of power, you would expect some big performance boasts, but at the moment, the only clue to the car's performance is a claim by
Other technical details include a carbon fiber chassis and double wishbone suspension with in-board dampers and air springs. All that power is fed to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox (there's no confirmation on whether it's a manual or auto) and the limited-slip differential, while carbon ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers make sure you can come down from those insane speeds, while the handmade carbon fiber body keeps the Missile light.
The car shape is striking, taking inspiration from 1960s race cars. In a statement,
The goal is to test a fully-fledged prototype in the United States sometime in 2019—and, if all goes to plan, to break the 300 mph and 500 km/h barriers in the process. Whether or not they achieve their goal remains to be seen. But it is safe to say that everyone is intrigued.