Wednesday, November 23, 2022

"The five cars that stole the show at the Los Angeles Auto Show"

 From Canada's Globe and Mail, November 18:

After a few tough years for auto shows and the auto industry, the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show is back with a vengeance. From hydrogen-powered concept cars to electric and gas-powered ones, here are five star cars in the City of Angeles that stole the show.

1. Hyperion XP-1

California-based car company Hyperion Motors is making its mark, proving hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles aren’t just vapour. Founded in 2011, Hyperion’s team consists of aerospace and automotive engineers who live and breath hydrogen fuel cells, energy storage and advanced mobility solutions. In 2020, the team unveiled the XP1 prototype, the world’s first 1,600-kilometre electric vehicle. And now, its upped the ante revealing this futuristic, out-of-this-world XP-1 hypercar. This hydrogen-powered one-off sports car uses NASA technology, has more than 2,000 horsepower and has a spaceship-inspired design with big bulbous curves, blue accents and massive air vents everywhere.

Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail

The XP-1, made by Hyperion Motors, is a hydrogen-powered hypercar with more than 2,000 horsepower.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail


Here is Hyperion's homepage. They say the XP-1 Can accelerate 0 to 60 mph in 2.25 seconds. There are currently three electric vehicles that are faster accelerating machines:

The Tesla Model S Plaid at 1.99 seconds, the Tesla Roadster at 1.90 seconds and the highest top speed and fastest accelerating electric auto in the world, the Rimac Nevera with a top speed of 258 mph and a 0 - 60 time of 1.85 seconds.