A 5,000hp hypercar exists (sort of)

Do you believe the hype?
by Jason Tulio | Nov 21, 2017

No, that's not a typo. A hypercar with that many zeroes on its spec sheet actually exists. Pictured above is the Devel Sixteen, a hypercar made by some big dreams and imaginations from Dubai. It sports a quad-turbo, 12.3-liter V16 engine that apparently puts out 5,007hp. Steve Morris Engines, the crew behind its powerplant, even did a dyno test to prove it. 

The Sixteen protoype was shown some years back at the Dubai International Motor Show. A few days ago, the production version was revealed at this year's show. Unfortunately, we've yet to see any real driving footage, though it's apparently already ready for purchase in 2,000hp, 3,000hp, and 5,000hp trim starting from $1,600,000 (P81.2 million). Delivery takes one year. It looks as over-the-top as you'd expect, like something out of those world's fair shows from the '50s—complete with jet-inspired boosters in the rear.

Next to it is the equally crazy Sixty, a Batmobile-esque six-wheeler with a 700hp V8 and 0-97kph time of 5.8 seconds. That costs P450,000 (P22.8 million). 

Now, as we all know, specs on paper and performance in the real world are two very different things. We don't know yet how well all those zeroes translate to the track, or if they'll even be able to invent tires able to withstand that kind of thrashing. But you can't help admire Devel's ambition. 

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