Roughly last year, the announcement was received that Tibor Bak, a Hungarian businessman based in Switzerland, would build a sports car under the Kaguem name with Jaguar C-X75 prototype designer Ian Callum.
At the time, it could be heard that 54 cars planned could have an F1 hybrid powertrain, but it has now been revealed that the trend has since changed, as other very important details have emerged.
According to announcements posted on the Kincsem – BAK Motors website on Wednesday and today, instead of the V12 internal combustion component originally envisioned for the hybrid system, they want to use a smaller, less cylindrical power source, although also connected to a hydrogen power source, because the V12 may be more efficient than where the cost. Euro 7 compliant. The exact engine design has not yet been determined, as it is being developed.
On the other hand, hydrogen will be nothing: instead of a conventional high-pressure tank, a “revolutionary” fuel storage solution will be used. The technology, developed by Plasma Kinetics in the US a decade ago but not yet licensed for civilian use in the US, is about storing hydrogen in a special film roll and releasing gas when exposed to light. This storage system is 20% cheaper and 30% lighter than tank-based hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Serious names have also been announced: the car’s hydrogen engine, named after the most famous Hungarian racer, will be manufactured by Ricardo – the new storage solution mentioned above was particularly attractive to the company – while electric powertrain components, i.e. four electric motors per wheel, are provided McLaren Applied control system. The total system power will be above 500 kW (670 hp).
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The carbon fiber frame is made by a British company that is also well known but not yet named.
According to plans, the first XP1 prototype will be ready by the end of next year, and in 2025 customers will receive serial copies expected to taste 3 million pounds (1.4 billion HUF at current prices).
54 copies of the Treasure Hyper-GT are slated to be manufactured in the UK, but the innovative powertrain is expected to carry over to SUVs and even pickups.
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