In 2008 Marco Aurelio Galan Henrequez designed a car far from usual, but amazingly looking. The car’s design reminds you of the sci-fi world from Batman Beyond, or maybe Oblivion. From a biological perspective, the Hyperion looks like a crab. It is a crab on wheels, powered by a Lithium ion battery pack. Sit back, take a seat, grab some pop-corn and meet the ferocious electric powered vehicle, the Peugeot Hyperion.
In Greek mythology, Hyperion was the titan god of light, one of the twelve existing titans, children of Gaia (mother of Earth) and Uranus (father of the sky). According to Diodorus Siculus, ‘Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well’. Henrequez’s futuristic car respects this legacy left by the old god by combining the elements of diligent attention and observation for both driving and environment preservation.
What’s with this car?
The Peugeot Hyperion would use a Lithium ion battery pack, which fuels a three-phase AC synchronous motor, placed in the frontal part of the car. The vehicle would measure in length 4.5 m, in width 2.5 m and in height 1.6 m. Its muscular look would benefit from a solid structure. Its body parts will be built out of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. What about speed? It is predicted to run at a top speed of 125 mph, or 200 kmh. Not only is the car fast, but its monstrous looks might scare of the cops, when speeding.
Unfortunately, Peugeot Hyperion remains a concept, as there is still a huge struggle between developing environmental-friendly technologies and the fast capitalist industrialization. There is also a matter of budget, but fans of the Hyperion are looking forward to seeing this project happen sometime soon. If you are eager to know more about the project search for the latest news on it via Facebook or Twitter.
We are now awaiting your final verdict: is Hyperion weird or innovating?
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