In case the Alieno company doesn’t tell you, it’s a hypercar manufacturer based near the town of Sliven in Bulgaria and founded in 2015. About four years ago, it released renderings of its first product, the Arcanum, but it never really reached production. Now Alieno has new renders showcasing its second model and it feels like it will also remain purely virtual.
Dubbed the Unum, the vehicle takes the form of what is likely meant to be an electric hypercar with obvious design influences from Lamborghini. The vehicle’s name is derived from the Latin word “unum”, which means “one”. Alieno describes it as “a two-door, two-seater robotic electric hypercar” with the same “alien” technologies as its predecessor, the Arcanum.
The Unum comes in two versions. The first is called THF which stands for “The Heavenly Founder” and has a battery-powered electrical system. This electric variant has four available packages, with the base one offering a power of – see! – 2,610 horsepower (1,946 kilowatts), followed by 3,482 horsepower (2,596 kW), 4,351 horsepower (3,244 kW) and the flagship 5,221 horsepower (3,893 kW) versions of the same powertrain. If those numbers aren’t impressive enough (and quite questionable), try to assimilate that – Alieno promises a top speed of well over 310 miles per hour (500 kilometers per hour).
Electric power comes from graphene LiPo cells and supercapacitors with three variants available depending on capacity – 180 kWh, 120 kWh and 60 kWh. An 800-volt electrical architecture ensures that charging from 0 to 100% should take 30 minutes, 20 minutes and 10 minutes respectively on a 350 kW charging station.
While the Urum THF sounds far-fetched, the Urum TRS questions reality. We had to read Alieno’s press release twice to figure out exactly what powers this vehicle and the simplest explanation we could think of is a system made up of 24 cold air thrusters. Alieno calls this system an “octopus synergistic system” and says it uses pressurized gas expansion to generate thrust and power the hypercar.
No performance figures are available, but the company claims that the compressed air is stored under pressure of up to 700 bar in an air cylinder made of composite materials. An integrated electric compressor or an external compressor charges the cylinder. Air from the compressor or cylinder can also be used to dry the road in front of the vehicle’s tires on a rainy day to prevent aquaplaning.
We think we now know what you’re thinking – this thing doesn’t exist and never will. We’re also very skeptical, but Alieno proudly says it’s already accepting orders and will only build the Unum through customer pre-orders. The Urum THF has a base price of 1.8 million euros ($1.84 million), while the rear-drive Alieno TRS starts at 3.0 million euros ($3.07 million ). According to the specifications, the price can reach 4.5 million euros (4.61 million dollars). Delivery times are 18 to 30 months, depending on the Bulgarian manufacturer.
You can check out Alieno’s full press release at the source link below – it’s worth a shot.