There’s a hydrogen-powered supercar on the horizon called the Hyperion, and the Californian company is ramping up their social media promotional content as they ready themselves for a full release.
This darkened teaser outlines the muscled wheel arches of the new supercar, as well as its low stance. It almost looks like a widened Ferrari Dino from the front with plenty of curves and soft edges. At the rear, it’s sloped and rounded like an old Bugatti, as you can see from the images below that were released five years ago. Yep, we’ve been waiting a while for this car.
The car company also teases its fuel cell in another post:
Hydrogen, born of water, creates pure energy as it passes through a fuel cell… to become water once…
It’s been nine years since Hyperion first started with its objectives being that of ‘energy creation, storage, and propulsion’. The initial reveal of the car was supposed to take place last year, but we’re yet to hear anything more. Now with this latest reveal, we’ve been told to expect the official reveal of the car to be at the New York Auto Show. Probably.
We have no idea what to expect from this hydrogen-based company, but from these images expect something that blends vintage car design with modern touches. The website describes the car as “space-age technology for the road”, and there are even rumours that NASA is working with them to bring us the real future of the automobile.
This does bring up the big question, though. Is hydrogen fuel the next step? Judging from its popularity and lack of infrastructure, I highly doubt it (regardless of whether hydrogen is better than a normal EV car). Maybe take a look at what James May has to say after he bought both a Tesla Model S and the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai.
Would you buy a hydrogen car these days? Maybe ten years ago it could have been an interesting proposition, but I think Hyperion may have left it a bit too late…