The supercar and hypercar market is brimming with choices, from Bugatti to Rimac; all promise a revolutionary car that delivers unparalleled performance. However, the latest contender in the segment comes from an unlikely place – Greece.
Dubbed Chaos, an “ultracar”, it boasts a massive 3,000-plus horsepower, making it one of the most superlative sports cars on the planet. Also superlative is the car’s astronomical price tag. Hold on to something… ready? It will set you back about $ 16 million, or Dh60-million plus. Not exactly pocket change and not a vehicle for your average millionaire enthusiast.
Built by Spyros Panopoulos Automotive, the Chaos is the first so-called ultracar in the world and employs a 4,000 cc V10 petrol engine. with two turbos. However, these operate at up to an ear-shattering 11,000 rpm. And that’s in the basic “Earth Version”. The top of the range “Zero Gravity” edition ups the ante and revs up to 12,200 rpm. The basic iteration makes 2,049 horsepower -- more than any Bugatti on the market, while the latter version makes 3,064 horsepower, blowing all competition out of the water.
Not only is the aggressive design awe-inspiring, it is driven by aerodynamics -- the front of the Chaos features elements from Formula 1. The car is built entirely in Greece and expectedly for a vehicle this cutting edge, many major parts of the Chaos are made with 3D printing.
Naturally, given the head-spinning figures, the performance specs also impress. Based on the company’s estimates, the Earth Version will hit the benchmark 100km/h from standstill in 1.9 seconds. The more extreme Zero Gravity version does the same acceleration run in a mere 1.55 seconds.