Hyperion's Crazy XP-1 Hypercar Looks Even Stranger On Streets Of LA

More public appearances for the hydrogen-powered hypercar.

Just last month, the Hyperion XP-1 hypercar made a surprise visit to Las Vegas, giving Sin City’s residents and tourists a glimpse of emissions-free motoring wrapped in wild packaging.

Now, the Hyperion XP-1 went around the City of Angels, specifically under the bright lights of Hollywood. People on site had a clueless glimpse and based on the images provided, it should have taken the spotlight within the Tinsel Town.

Gallery: Hyperion XP-1 Visits Hollywood







If you’re around the area during the surprise street photoshoot session, it would be hard to miss the hydrogen-powered supercar. It donned the same camo wraps it had when it went to Nevada, complete with the #H2 decal, purposely attracting attention rather than breezing under the radar. More likely, though, you wouldn’t have heard it cruise by with its silent powertrain that produces a misty by-product.

The Hypersion XP-1 is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell module that makes electric power, sent to all four wheels via a three-speed transmission. With a curb weight at 2,275 pounds (1,248 kilograms), the electric hypercar hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in under 2.2 seconds. It has a top speed of 221 mph (356 km/h).

Despite its heft, Hyperion attributes the XP-1’s lightweight construction to its carbon-titanium monocoque chassis with titanium-reinforced composting bodywork. The hydrogen fuel is also stored inside carbon fiber tanks. The car also features aerodynamic bodywork for high-speed cornering, which also functions as solar panels.

Inside the futuristic exterior lies an equally futuristic and tech-laden cabin. A 98-inch curved screen with touch-free gesture controls populate the center console.

Hyperion plans to produce 300 units of the XP-1 hypercar, which will begin in 2022. Pricing hasn’t been disclosed as of this writing.

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