INFERNO HYPER CAR
In recent years, the world has been graced with severalMexican supercars, including the Mastretta MXT and the Vuhl 05, but none havetruly captured the imagination of the global automotive community. But thanksto a new company called Inferno (after Dante's Divine Comedy), Mexico will soonlay claim to one of the most extreme cars the world has ever seen.
Possessing 1,400 horsepower and capable of going from zeroto 62 mph in less than 2.7 seconds, the Inferno Exotic Car (yes, that's itsreal name) represents a real challenge to famous hypercar brands includingKoenigsegg, McLaren, and Pagani. With a top speed of 245 mph and a weight ofless than 2,646 pounds, Inferno is edging into "megacar" territory,defined as a car with more than 1,341 horsepower (or a megawatt of power).
The most groundbreaking aspect, though, is the patented"Metal Foam" skin that has never before been utilized on a car. Analloy of zinc, aluminum, and silver, the material helps reduce weight but alsofeatures hyperplasticity, with the ability to stretch 100 times its lengthwithout losing its inherent properties. Essentially you get armored-carstrength in a Mini Cooper–weight vehicle.
Slated to begin production this year, the Inferno Exotic Carjust might be the future of world-class automotive design and continues whatthe Mastretta MXT and Vuhl 05 began—putting Mexican automotive brands on theglobal stage.