PSC Motors SP-200 SIN Revealed… Nah, Just More Images
On June 1, startup PSC Motors was to present its plug-in hybrid hypercar called SP-200 SIN, but instead of any concept we just see a few more images via third party sites (PSC Motors doesn’t even seem to have a website). 5 years of work and one year before promised production, we’re thinking PSC is vaporware-ish.
There are some new numbers – higher than those stated a few days earlier, which is a cheap trick to get attention.
For example, according to the MotorAuthority.com, power of the car will be 2,400 hp instead of 1,700 hp.
All-electric range of around 30 miles went up to 60 miles, which is more than the Chevy Volt.
“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,” PSC CEO Antonio Calva said in an email. “Nobody needs 1,000 horsepower, so we gave it more.”
That drag racer-like numbers are said to be generated by a twin-turbocharged 9.0-liter V-8 working in conjunction with an electric motor. The gasoline engine is said to develop as much as 1,650 hp on its own, with the electric motor adding around 750 hp to this figure. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with five adjustable driving modes is said to help get the power to the ground, all through the rear wheels.”
“The electric motor is said to be mounted at the rear axle, and with a full charge of an onboard battery the SP-200 SIN would be able to drive up to 60 miles on electric power alone, up from 30 miles stated previously. Charging could be done at home or on the road by drawing energy from the engine.
This is all said to sit in a bespoke chassis constructed from carbon fiber and aluminum. The curb weight is now claimed to be about 3,750 pounds, up from 3,100 lbs stated previously.”
Well, probably not only we feel that SP-200 SIN is vaporware. Maybe it’s possible to build such a vehicle with 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and 280 mph top speed, but for now there is no proof that SP-200 SIN is real.