Supercar Blondie Checks Out The 5,000 HP Devel Sixteen As Reports Suggest It’s Not Even Close To Production

The Devel Sixteen promises to be one of the most extreme hypercars ever created, but the chances of it actually coming to fruition seem pretty slim.

That hasn’t stopped Supercar Blondie taking a spin in a prototype of the model that is slated to have a quad-turbocharged 12.3-liter V16 engine that produces more than 5,000 hp (3,728 kW / 5,069 PS).

After a quick look at the car, Supercar Blondie talks to Devel co-founder and Sixteen designer Majid Al Attar who claims the model will go into production in February of 2019. That’s a pretty tall order as Attar says the prototype that Blondie will be driving isn’t the 5,000 hp (3,728 kW / 5,069 PS) model.  He also revealed the company intends to launch the range-topping model first.

This is a bit surprising as the company also has plans to offer two other versions of the car. They are slated to include a twin-turbo V8 model with around 2,000 hp (1,491 kW / 2,027 PS) and a quad-turbo V16 variant with around 3,000 hp (2,237 kW / 3,041 PS). The entry-level model should start at $1.6 (£1.2 / €1.4) million, while the range-topper will cost $2.2 (£1.7 / €1.9) million.

That makes the model sound like a performance bargain next to the Bugatti Chiron, but it isn’t very promising that the prototype is only shown traveling at low speeds. Another potential red flag is a recent report which suggests development has ground to a halt.

According to Road and Track, Devel’s partner – Manufattura Automobili Torino – is no longer involved in the project. That isn’t the only issue as the car reportedly has a “vast list of problems that are keeping it from getting anywhere close to production.”

Among the issues mentioned are problems cooling the massive engine and challenges due to the claimed top speed of 320 mph (514 km/h). Speaking of the latter, the Sixteen is said to act like a wing and this could potentially cause the car to “fly away.”

 

  • Six_Tymes

    “As Reports Suggest It’s Not Even Close To Production”

    who here thought it was? I surely didn’t

    • You know MAT resigned from this project right? Yes you can have a lot of money but in the end there is reality.

      Also pretty sure MAT didn’t designed it. They once contracted to engineer it, but they resigned.

  • karmat

    Seems pretty sketchy. I still can’t believe the radical positive camber on the rear.

    • Ryan50

      Same. SOME positive camber can help with stability, but that’s way too much.

  • Ryan50

    Is it just me or is Supercar Blondie really cringy?

    • Mr. EP9

      A lot of YouTubers are like that.

    • Mark Seven-Ultranine

      I’m thinking its just you. Sexy, wealthy, blonde wife who loves supercars … I’m not seeing the problem here.

      • Ryan50

        Not that. I think it’s the voice. It just gets under my skin. And she seems kinda stuck up.

        • PK

          i always think she’s british but it turns out she’s a australian.

    • Literally most supercar youtuber, they are cringy, sometimes really had little knowledge and only do stupid things so kids would watch their videos.

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    JFC!!! JFC!!! JFC!!!

  • Mr. EP9

    I do like the way it looks, but no way is this going into production.

  • Sometimes less is more. This car lets me, well I feel nothing. The kid inside me is dead.

    • I think it’s just we become more mature than losing out kid side.

  • RS6

    They might need to fit some brakes if anyone will be testing it over say…20mph

  • wait a minute
  • HG504

    Trust them to get the brain dead blondie to drive it. That car is not gonna make it to production, there’s no videos of it at high speed.

    • Mark Seven-Ultranine

      She’s driving a prototype Devel 16 in Dubai and you and I are not. I’ll take a little of her brain-deadness.

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    I thought we weren’t supposed to have insults on this site. You’re cliche description of Australians doesn’t match the fine Aussies I’ve known in my lifetime.

  • Tydogg123 .

    That steering wheel, I mean rectangle…….

  • Because you can’t pay proper journalist and knows your fans is mostly kids who just watch youtube for information.

  • Knotmyrealname

    A key?

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