HYPERCAR TO THE EXTREME: THE ALIENO ARCANUM

This is the Arcanum, an all-electric hypercar that was revealed last month by Bulgarian company Alieno. The company, founded in 2015, takes its name from the Italian word for ‘alien’, and the Arcanum, on paper anyway, does look to be out of this world!

To be available in four versions – the RP2, RP3, RP4 and RP5 – the top model RP5 will, the company says, have an astounding 5221hp, 8880Nm of torque, a power-to-weight ratio of 2.64hp/kg and a top speed of 488km/h (303mph).

The other, less powerful, models will still offer some mind-blowing performance, with the RP2 offering 2610hp, the RP3 3481hp and the RP4 4351hp.

That power comes from a direct drive electric powertrain using three (in the RP2 version) and up to six (in the RP5 version) electric motors per wheel. The type AC three-phase flux electric motors are connected to a common connecting axis, to transfer the power to the according wheel through a half-shaft. Power comes from a battery system composed of Graphene LiPo cells and Supercapacitors.

The battery will be available, the company says, in three variants: SBP (Street Battery Pack), with a capacity of 180 kWh, TBP (Track Battery Pack) with a capacity of 120 kWh and RBP (Race Battery Pack) with capacity of 60 kWh. Alieno says the SBP battery provides long mileage, reaching up to 1020 km on a single charge.

The Arcanum comes with three braking systems: a hydraulic braking system, a regenerative electromagnetic braking system, and a robotic air braking system. An air brake parachute system will be an option! Alieno says the Arcanum is available for pre-orders with the RP5 going for €1,500,000 ($AU2.36 million) with a delivery time from 18 to 30 months, depending on the chosen model.

Source: Motor Trader Aug Edition

9 Aug 2018