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Las Vegas-based American car firm has Koenigsegg in its sights; claimed 0-62mph sprint time of 2.8sec

PSC Motors has revealed details of its 1700bhp plug-in hybrid hypercar, dubbed the SP-200 SIN.

Still in the early phase of development, the Las Vegas-based car company has confirmed the mid-engined, rear-wheel drive hypercar will be powered by a naturally aspirated 9.0-litre V8 petrol engine, which is mated to an electric motor at the rear axle. Total combined output is claimed to be 1700bhp.

Paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, PSC says the SP-200 SIN will accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.8sec and will have a top speed in excess of 280mph. It has a claimed electric-only range of 30 miles.

Measuring 4.4 metres long, 2m wide and 1.1m high, the American firm says the SP200-SIN has been geared towards high performance and lightweight design. Its body is constructed from carbonfibre composite and aluminium, and it’s claimed to tip the scales at 1400kg.

PSC Motors chief executive officer Antonio Calva says the company has Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and Koenigsegg in its crosshairs with this hypercar and will limit production to 35 examples.

“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.

“Nobody needs 1000 horsepower, so we gave it more,” he says.

Calva has confirmed to Autocar production will begin in 2016 following a full preview of the car by PSC Motors on 1 June.

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Frightmare Bob 29 May 2015

If one of my neighbours buys

If one of my neighbours buys one of these and uses the performance, I'll go into the tyre fitting business.
TS7 28 May 2015

I have a design...

...for a 10,000 bhp plug in hybrid. It'll do 35 cm on electric power alone. Exclusivity is a must, so there will be zero examples built. If I can dig out a school exercise book from 30+ years ago I'll post a picture online.
jason_recliner 28 May 2015

A bit slow

Five years to sketch two drawings?
michael knight 29 May 2015

a bit slow on the uptake

jason_recliner wrote:

Five years to sketch two drawings?

"following a full preview of the car by PSC Motors on 1 June"...