Ever since electric cars came back onto the menu in the Lithium age, something like this has been coming. Something flatly outrageous, something that smashes the paradigm of the hypercar and lays waste to all before it. Meet the 5,221-horsepower, 303-mph, all-electric Alieno Arcanum.
Born of a Bulgarian company nobody’s ever heard of before, the Arcanum lays down the longest, brashest and most ridiculous set of promises I have ever seen in a press release. And boy, have I seen some press releases, folks.
Alieno’s very first car, if these statements are to be believed, will instantly become the fastest, most powerful and most technologically advanced production car on the planet, with daylight second, and then another daylight, and a late lunch, and then the rest of the field. Let’s take a look at some of this company’s eye-popping claims:
Thousand-horsepower cars are officially for pussies now. The Arcanum will come in four models, from the 2,610-horsepower RP2 (RP standing for Raw Power, naturally) all the way up to the “why would you bother with the other ones” RP5, which smashes out 5,221 horsepower and 8,880 Nm of torque. That’s 6,549 and a half pound-feet in the old money, or shall we say about three and a half times more torque than you’d get from the motor in a really good 18-wheeler logging truck.