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Spyros Panopoulos Chaos is a rocket that passes itself off as an “ultra car” worth 14 million dollars

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Spyros Panopoulos Automotive hit nearly all major milestones in the hypercar type. The car has a wild name: Chaos. It has grand and abstract finishes: Chaos Earth and Chaos Zero Gravity. It has wild power: 2,049 horsepower in Earth form or 3,065 horsepower in Zero Gravity form. It has components made from expensive and exotic materials, such as 3D printed titanium and Zylon. The performance claims are monumental: zero to 62 mph in 1.55 seconds for zero gravity, 62 to 124 mph in another 1.7 seconds, and a top speed over 310 miles per hour. But the first of three unexpected offshoots from the hypercar game is Chaos’ home country: Athens, Greece, a fully in-house product from Panopoulos Automotive, which apparently it produces specialized parts for exotic production cars. The second is its price, 5.5 million euros (6.3 million US dollars) for the Earth and 12.4 million euros (14.1 million US dollars) for zero gravity. The latter is its creator’s insistence that he went beyond hypercars to create the first “ultra car”.

When you take a look at the ground clearance, the long front overhang, the lowest-profile rubber we’ve ever seen on a road car, and the tapered cabin that looks like a luxurious sausage wrap, keep the words in mind. by Spyros Panopoulos: “‘Chaos’ is not a racing car, it is a city car, an everyday car, only with more sophisticated performance. We want it to be suitable for everyday commuting and for all categories of drivers, because it will be easy to set up for use anywhere between 500 and 3,000 horsepower. “

We’ll start with the meat, which is an in-house developed 4.0-liter twin-turbo V10 mounted behind the cockpit. We’re told the engine is built around a 3D printed billet aluminum or magnesium alloy block, with 3D printed titanium pistons and connecting rods, a 3D printed camshaft that looks like a work of art. by Gaudi, air force-fed through titanium and magnesium turbochargers encased in carbon fiber piping. The only major engine difference between the two trims is the amount of turbo boost, rev limit, and fuel specification. The Earth adds 1,025 foot-pounds of torque to its output and spins at 11,000rpm max, helping it hit 62mph in 1.9 seconds. The Zero Gravity works with the E85, throwing 1,463 lb-ft at any problem, spinning up to a maximum of 12,200 rpm. The company claims that Zero Gravity travels a quarter mile in 7.5 seconds, which is 0.4 seconds longer than it takes the car to hit 186 mph Both trims fire their flames from a series of 3D printed quad-pipes.

Around this, the one-piece frame is made of Zylon, a synthetic polymer, and we are told that “78% of the body is 3D printed Anadiaplase from titanium and magnesium alloys and body parts in carbon fiber or Kevlar carbon.” . Anadiaplasi is a production technique that Panopoulos Automotive claims credit for having created. The independent suspension all around uses titanium or magnesium wishbones. The front wheels are 21-inch 3D printed magnesium, the rear 22-inch 3D printed titanium. They go around carbon ceramic Brakes up to 19 inches wide, locked by 3D printed brake calipers. The Chaos Earth weighs approximately 2,839 pounds, the Zero Gravity, with its increased use of lightweight materials, weighs 2,804 pounds.

The cabin is all in carbon fiber, magnesium, titanium, Zylon and Alcantara. There is a yoke steering wheel with a screen in the middle and a couple more screens that face almost the entire dashboard.

Panopoulos says he has received the first deposit and plans the first delivery in mid-2022. The production plan is to build 20 cars for each continent, which we assume means content with permanent human populations, so 120 cars. Sotheby’s is said to be the exclusive distributor. As for chaos in action, record attempts are expected for 2022 and 2023 in places like the Nürburgring and the Ehra-Lessien test track, and Highest gear is expected to get one in 2022 for an independent test of all these claims.

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