Spyros Panopoulos Automotive gained almost all the gems in hypercar Category. The car has a wild name: Chaos. It features large, abstract decorations: Chaos Earth and Chaos Zero Gravity. It has wild horsepower: 2,049 horses in Earth guise or 3,065 in Zero Gravity. It features components made from exotic and expensive materials, like titanium and 3D-printed Zylon. Performance claims are epic: 0 to 62 mph in 1.55 seconds for the Zero Gravity, 62 to 124 mph in another 1.7 seconds, and top speed in excess of 310 mph. But the first of three unexpected origins from the hypercar game is Chaos’ country of origin: Athens, Greece, an entirely in-house product by Panopoulos Automotive, obviously produce specialized parts for exotic production cars. Second is its price, 5.5 million euros ($6.3 million) for Earth and 12.4 million euros ($14.1 million) for Zero Gravity. That last one was its creator’s insistence that he went beyond supercars to create the first “supercar”.
When you look at the ground clearance, the extended front overhang, the lowest-profile rubber we’ve seen on a road car and the slim cabin that looks like a luxury sausage casing. , keep in mind the words of Spyros Panopoulos: “‘Chaos’ is not a race car, it is a city car, an everyday car, just with more sophisticated performance. wanted it to be suitable for daily commutes and for all types of drivers, as it would be easy to configure for use anywhere from 500 to 3,000 horses.”
We’ll start with the meat, which is the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V10 engine also developed in-house and mounted behind the cabin. We learned that the engine was built around a 3D printed billet aluminum or magnesium alloy, with 3D printed titanium pistons and connecting rods, a 3D printed camshaft that looked like a piece of Gaudi art. , gas-filled with titanium. and magnesium turbocharger encased in carbon fiber pipeline. The biggest difference in engine between the two versions is the number of turbochargers, rpm limit and gasoline parameters. Earth adds 1,025 pound-feet of torque to the output and spins up to 11,000 rpm, helping it hit 62 mph in 1.9 seconds. Zero Gravity runs on the E85, throws 1,463 lb-ft in any crash, spinning up to 12,200 rpm. The company claims the Zero Gravity runs a quarter mile in 7.5 seconds, 0.4 seconds more than the time it took the car to hit 186 mph. Both decorations shoot their flames out a quartet of 3D printed tubes.
Around that, the monocoque frame is made of Zylon, a synthetic polymer, and we say that “78% of the bodywork is Anadiaplasi 3D printed from titanium and magnesium alloys and carbon fiber or Kevlar body parts. carbon.” Anadiaplasi is a manufacturing technique that Panopoulos Automotive claims recognition of creating. The independent all-around suspension uses a titanium or magnesium wishbone. The front wheel is 21 inches in 3D printed magnesium, the rear is 22 inches in 3D printed titanium. They hover around the carbon ceramic brake up to 19 inches wide, clamped by 3D printed brake calipers. According to the report, Chaos Earth weighs 2,839 pounds, Zero Gravity, with the use of more lightweight materials, weighs 2,804 pounds.
The cabin is all carbon fiber, magnesium, titanium, Zylon and Alcantara. There’s a yoke-shaped steering wheel with a screen in the middle and a few other screens in front of almost the entire dashboard.
Panopoulos says he already has his first deposit and plans to deliver first mid-2022. The production plan is to produce 20 cars per continent, which we will assume means content with a permanent human population, i.e. 120. Sotheby’s is supposed to be exclusive distributor. As for seeing Chaos in action, record-breaking attempts are slated for 2022 and 2023 at locations such as the Nürburgring and Ehra-Lessien test track, and Top gear means there will be one in 2022 for an independent examination of all of those claims.