PSC Motors Is Developing 1,700 HP Plug-In Hybrid Hypercar

MAY 30 2015 BY MARK KANE 15

PSC Motor's SP-200 SIN (image credit Autocar)

PSC Motor’s SP-200 SIN (image credit Autocar)

Autocar revealed information on a new plug-in hybrid hypercar called SP-200 SIN, which is being developed by PSC Motors, a Las Vegas-based car company, of which we’re hearing of for the very first time.

Preview of the SP-200 SIN is scheduled for Monday,  June 1, while production is planned for 2016.

SP-200 SIN will get a 9.0-liter V8 petrol engine,  eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and electric motor at the rear axle for a total of 1700bhp system power.

0-62 mph (100 km/h) time stands at 2.8 seconds, while all-electric range will be 30 miles (almost 50 km). Top speed exceeds 280 mph (450 km/h).

“Measuring 4.4 metres long, 2m wide and 1.1m high, the American firm says the SP200-SIN has been geared towards high performance and lightweight design. Its body is constructed from carbonfibre composite and aluminium, and it’s claimed to tip the scales at 1400kg.

PSC Motors chief executive officer Antonio Calva says the company has Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and Koenigsegg in its crosshairs with this hypercar and will limit production to 35 examples.

“When this project was started five years ago, we wanted to do something new, something special that can pay tribute to some of the world’s fastest cars.

“Nobody needs 1000 horsepower, so we gave it more,” he says.”

Of course, we’ll cover the reveal as it happens on June 1st.

Source: Autocar

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So what is the motor output? It would be very interesting to know the EV mode performance.

What a joke, so the eclectic motor backs up a 9 litre V8 petrol engine

1700 BHP = 1268 kW, for all us who don’t use animal based measuring systems.


looks like a koenigsegg

Hyper Car … 1700hp…. 0-60 2.8 seconds ….. 3,086 lbs

Super Sedan … 691 hp …. 0-60 3.1 seconds ….. 4,936 lbs


What’s the model S top speed? I’m pretty sure it’s not 280mph

Yes this car is ridiculous but most hypercars are.

this is a gasoline powered car, so it doesn’t have the battery overheating issues that the model S would have.

At what point does the electric drivetrain become so powerful that it just disintegrates the tires before the car even begins to move forward? 😉

Okay, extreme acceleration is exciting, and in fact the entire sport of drag racing is built around that.

But I think a very, very small percentage of people looking for a new car are going to make a choice based primarily on the ability to beat a gas guzzler drag racer at its own game. Most of us are looking for more practical considerations and/or comfort and convenience in a car.

“we wanted to do something new”

I may be dumb, but I bet someone can spell it out for me. What is so terribly new about this car?

Well, it’s certainly the first time I’ve ever read of anyone doing something as ridiculous as putting a V8 gasoline engine into a plug-in EV!

::rolling eyes::

So, you don’t read much? The Porsche 918 sold out completely in a month or two. Not unlike its chief V8 gasoline competitor:

Oh, and the Ferrari LaFerrari is also a hybrid.

IN this space, the Koenigsegg Regera *will* likely get made; both partners have a track record.
This on the other hand looks like fairly typical vapour-ware to me.
A 9-litre engine? The i8 does well with a 1.5 litre engine! Innovative? Regressive!

Driven an i8, Max?

I’m going to guess no, since you think it’s in this space.

If I could afford a hypercar or supercar, I would rather have a Rimac Concept One, with an all electric 1088 horsepower.