Bulgaria’s Alieno Is Promising A 5,221 HP Electric Hypercar

It’s been some time since a claimed supercar manufacturer has appeared out of nowhere with promises of a game-changing vehicle. However, Bulgaria’s Alieno has put an end to that dry spell, unveiling its first proposed model. As per usual, it is making some bold claims.

The company was reportedly formed in 2015 and gets its name from the Italian word ‘alieno’ which translates to alien. Despite having no experience in the automotive space, the company claims to be working on its first ever model, dubbed the Arcanum, complete with performance specs to rival the Devel Sixteen.

Four variants are said to be in the works. The first delivers 2,610 hp and 3,275 lb-ft of torque, the next most powerful pumps out 3,482 hp and 4,366 lb-ft, a third model comes with 4,351 hp and 5,458 lb-ft while a flagship features 5,221 hp and 6,490 lb-ft. No, you’re eyes are not deceiving you, these really are the claimed figures.

As you probably guessed, these insane figures won’t be achieved with a road-legal internal combustion engine. Instead, all models will utilize a “direct drive electric powertrain.” In range-topping 5,221 hp guise, this powertrain will apparently consist of six electric motors per wheel to make for a total of 24 small electric motors, each of which can be controlled individually.

Performance will be brisk to say the least. While Alieno hasn’t published acceleration times, it claims the 5,221 hp model will reach 303 mph (488 km/h). The size of the battery pack, complete with graphene LiPo cells and supercapacitors, varies between 60 kWh and 180 kWh and in its largest form, delivers up to 634 miles (1020 km) of range on a single charge.

The bold claims don’t stop here. Alieno says the Arcanum uses so-called “robotic suspension” alongside traditional double wishbones, pushrods, and adjustable anti-roll bars. Braking will be provided by a hydraulic system, a regenerative electromagnetic system and air braking.

Alieno says its order books for the Arcanum are now open, with prices ranging from €750,000 ($878,000) to €1.5 million ($1.755 million) depending on the model.

Don’t be surprised if you never hear of Alieno again.

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  • Let’s say they make this Lambo copycat. What’s the point? Even to have fun with a Ferrari 458 you need special roads (track, mountain, clear motorway), in any other circumstance an MX5 is more fun. This is becoming way too childish.

    • Silimarina

      As Jeremy Clarkson would say…POWER!!!More Power!

    • exeptor

      Poor petrolhead! This is not about cars at all. With shits like these people just want to “say” “look at me, I’m super rich, but what’s more important I’m different”. This is the car incarnation of ultra expensive watches, yachts, etc. and has nothing to do with the actual understanding of what is fun and real driving. If you are a normal person (even with some 2 months course for “race” driving) anything beyond GT3 is useless …. IMHO.

  • As usual with start-ups like this, it’s such a narrow minded view that extreme power equals a supercar. Power is just one of many, many factors.

  • That Ross Chap

    The possibility that a Bulgarian company no one has ever heard of, that can’t render a Gallardo knockoff beyond Google Sketchup quality, will produce the most powerful electric car in history is non-existent.

  • “Don’t be surprised if you never hear of Alieno again.”

    Summarize everything you need to know about this. Also come on, can someone do a better rendering than Huracan in bodykit.

  • Mr. EP9

    Vaporware

    • Six_Tymes

      you beat me too it.

  • kachuks

    At least they have cool names.

  • Doc Mike

    In terms of Car Talk, this “Alien” company out of Bulgaria is clearly trying to get a “lift” out of you by JACKING OFF!!

  • john1168

    Someone is looking for investors….

  • UH HUH.

  • S3XY

    The type of car you can take through the In-N-Out drive thru. Doesn’t look like an Huracan at all. Completely original.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    First word I read is Bulgaria, then 5221hp electric car… then I stopped reading. Everyone knows they have 0 technology to achieve what they claim

  • Ralf

    8800Nm isn’t that much for as sports car. It would be available until top speed though.
    That means it is horribly inefficient at city or even highway speed.

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