Could the 3,000-Hp, 3D-Printed Chaos ‘Ultracar’ Be Our Future and the Fastest Car on Earth?
I dare say there are no cars on the road quite like the 3D-Printed, 3,000-hp Chaos “ultracar.” There are sports cars, supercars, and hypercars, but now there is something called an “ultracar.” Spyros Panopoulos Automotive has revealed the Chaos, a serious contender for the fastest car on earth. This car is beyond anything we thought was possible.
Can you 3D print a car?
Apparently, we can 3D print cars that can clear a quarter-mile sprint in 7.5 seconds. To be specific, Spyros’s “Zero Gravity” version will use an engine block 3D-printed in magnesium alloy, which will pip Gordon Murray‘s T.50 to assume the title of the fastest-revving production car engine in the world. According to New Atlas, Panopoulos was an accomplished drag racing engine builder long before he built the Greek ultracar. He once famously pulled 2,880 horsepower out of what started as a 1.8-liter Mitsubishi Evo. That power came by revving it to an insane 14,100 rpm.
The Greek speedfreak (respectfully) claims that the Chaos ultracar is a world-record holder for horsepower per liter. He’s worked with top-level race teams from nearly every corner of the rev-head world, from Formula One to MotoGP and WRC. Panpoulous’ reputation precedes him in such an overwhelming way that when the news about the Chaos dropped, the ones who knew his history never batted an eye.
What kind of engine can make 3,000 hp?
Spyros says his chaos ultracar will have a 90-degree, 3.96-liter, twin-turbo V10. This powerplant seems like it might shatter the 15-year-year journey that Devel Sixteen has been on to build their 2,048-hp monster.
As I mentioned earlier, this first V10 is a baby version. The 3D-printed magnesium alloy block version will redline at 12,200 rpm, making a grand total of 3,065 hp. This engine doesn’t seem rooted in reality except for the fact that Spyros is behind it. For the longest time, making a car with 1,000 hp was a really big deal. This jump in power seems almost casual, though it is far from casual.
The Chaos ultracar might be the fastest car on earth
Horsepower is relative. It’s relative to weight, gearing, and aerodynamics. But when you remember that there are plenty of very fast road cars that have under 300 hp, you can start to see how insane cars like this truly are.
3,000-hp is a number that is so big that we don’t even really have a frame of reference for what that kind of power is. People regularly lose control of muscle cars with 500-600 hp when trying to do a burnout leaving cars and coffee. Now imagine that same driver with six times the power. Hell, Formula 1 drivers lose their F1 cars all the time and those have just a touch more than 1,000 hp.
Suppose you take a power figure like this and add it to a car that weighs only 2,804 lbs (that’s less than a Subaru WRX). However, even with its space-time-bending engine, it is still an old dinosaur that uses dinosaur juice to run. The Chaos utlracar will still be beaten by the Tesla Roadster to 0-60 mph, but only by a flick of a rabbit’s tail. 0-60 isn’t the only metric, though. This terrifying ultracar is said to have a top speed of 310 mph, making it the fastest production car on earth.
More than the absurd speed numbers, the Chaos is still significant for its 3D printing trailblazing. It is for this reason that the Chaos could represent the future of automotive technology and production.