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LA 2017: V8-powered Aria FXE Hybrid Hypercar unleashed

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Marcus De Guzman / Aria | December 05, 2017 13:09

Carbon-fiber bodied Aria FXE Hypercar revealed with 1165 PS

A new hypercar capable of more than 1000 PS has just been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It's called the FXE Hybrid Hypercar and it is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 along with a two-motor hybrid driven by a 10 kWh battery pack.

Made by Aria, a private engineering and manufacturing solutions company based in Irvine, California, the FXE Hypercar makes use of lightweight carbon-fiber in its construction. Both the chassis and body are made entirely out of the carbon-fiber while some titanium components were manufactured using 3D-printer technology. This allows the FXE to have a relatively light curb weight of 1565 kg.

LA 2017: V8-powered Aria FXE Hybrid Hypercar unleashed

Size-wise, the FXE Hypercar measures 4470mm long, 1930mm wide and 1139mm tall with a 2709mm wheelbase.

Having already a history of helping other manufacturers such as Ford, GM, Honda, Tesla and Toyota in making prototypes, Aria is no stranger to designing automobiles. The FXE gets a low-slung front end that comes with a eye-catching headlights and a distinct chin spoiler.

Meanwhile, HRE forged alloy wheels with carbon-fiber inserts give the FXE a futuristic sporty look. The rear, on the other hand, has been kept simple and clean as it comes with a large rear wing, quad taillights and a large diffuser.

LA 2017: V8-powered Aria FXE Hybrid Hypercar unleashed

Giving life to the FXE Hybrid Hypercar is a rear-mounted supercharged 6.2-liter V8 and a front-mounted two-motor hybrid system that gets its power from a 10 kWh battery pack. It has a total system output of 1165 PS along with nearly 1785 Nm of torque. Power is then transferred to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox that comes with manual shifting.

It can sprint from 0 – 97 km/h in a mere 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 354 km/h. Providing grip is a set of staggered Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires that measures 265/35/20 at the front and 325/30/21 at the rear.

LA 2017: V8-powered Aria FXE Hybrid Hypercar unleashed

Development of the Aria FXE is still ongoing as the company still needs about a year before getting to test prototype versions on the open road. Each car, however, will be unique to each customer so pricing and trim levels will vary.

Sales of the Aria FXE Hybrid Hypercar will begin in 2019.