Strap in, petrolheads. The spec sheet and bizarrely organic-looking design of this 3-D printed Greek widowmaker are almost as wild a ride as the 3,000-horsepower car itself. Spyros Panopoulos Automotive has unveiled its Chaos “Ultracar,” and if you’ve ever seen a wilder piece of functional art that can nail a quarter mile in 7.5 seconds, we’d love to hear about it.
Panopoulos, as we discussed when we first learned of this ludicrous project back in 2020, is one of very few people on this planet that can make claims like you’re about to hear with a straight face. An accomplished drag racing engine builder, he once famously pulled 2,880 horsepower out of what started as a 1.8-liter Mitubishi Evo, revving it to an insane 14,100 rpm and sending it down a quarter mile in less than 8 seconds.
He claims that’s a world record for horsepower per liter, and we’re not going to argue. He’s worked with top-level race teams from nearly every corner of the rev-head world, from Formula One to MotoGP and WRC. “This,” I wrote last April, “is the CV of a man that gets things done on an absolutely epic level,” and I have to say, I thoroughly agree with myself.
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