The Bulgarian company Alieno has built the Arcanum carbon coupe, which the brand’s representatives call the “hypercar of the future.” The two-door received an aggressive futuristic design, while all of its body panels are made of carbon fiber.
At the front, attention is drawn to the triangular headlights with an unusual pattern and a complex bumper with massive air intakes and a splitter. A large rear wing catches the eye from behind. Plus the car got blue accents all around.
The Alieno Arcanum has a carbon fiber steering wheel and sports seats, which are also made of carbon fiber. The chassis, monocoque, front and rear subframes are made of carbon fiber reinforced material.
In addition, the underside of the chassis is reinforced with Kevlar, and crumple zones and structural reinforcements are distributed around the body. The overall length of the model is 5,240 mm, the wheelbase is 3,100, the width is 2,180. When equipped, the two-door weighs at least 1,620 kg.
Depending on the configuration, the Alieno Arcanum hypercar can be equipped with 12 or 24 electric motors, that is, 3 or 6 per wheel. The total capacity of the units reaches 2 646 (4 440 Nm), 3 530 (5 920 Nm), 4 411 (7 400 Nm) and 5 521 hp. (8 880 Nm).
Interestingly, the computer controls each of the electric motors individually, while the driving electronics have three modes of operation: Street, Track and Race. Switching between them allows you to change the distribution of power between the axles.
Electric motors get their energy for their work from graphene lithium-polymer cells and supercapacitors. A distinctive feature of the latter is that they are able to accumulate energy during braking, releasing it only during sharp accelerations.
The road version has the largest capacity of the 800-volt battery pack, 180 kWh, while the racing and track versions use lighter batteries with a capacity of 60 and 120 kWh, respectively. When the batteries are fully charged, a road hypercar can cover up to 1,020 km, and a racing hypercar can drive three laps of the Nürburgring.
It takes 30 minutes to fully charge the batteries from the 350 kW station, and only 4 minutes when using the dedicated Alieno charging station (up to 2,700 kW). The battery pack itself consists of interchangeable modules, the settings of which are automatically selected depending on the state and number of cells.
In case the number of cells differs from the basic configurations, “smart” systems will offer options for their placement for ideal weight distribution and achieving a low center of gravity. The coupe is also equipped with an all-wheel drive system with traction vector control and dynamic distribution of torque between each wheel.
Among other technical features, it is worth noting the “robotic” suspension with double wishbones, push rods and adjustable anti-roll bars. The suspension uses electronically controlled shock absorbers with adjustable damping and height, and for a surcharge, customers can order pneumatic jacks, similar to those used on the Leman prototypes. All this allows you to change the ground clearance in the range from 60 to 160 mm.
The braking system of the Alieno Arcanum deserves a separate discussion, consisting of three subsystems: hydraulic, electromagnetic and air, the latter using the active aerodynamics of the car. As an option, the Bulgarian hypercar can also be equipped with a dragster parachute.
The model’s equipment list includes side mirrors with five cameras that recognize faces and retina. Plus, the car has a solid complex of electronic assistants receiving information through 17 cameras, 8 radars, lidar, GPS receiver and IMU sensor.
Alieno has already started accepting orders for Arcanum – the price for it starts from 750,000 and goes up to 1,500,000 euros. It takes the specialists of the Bulgarian company from 18 to 30 months to build one copy.