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Hungarian Hypercar With F1-Derived Hybrid Powertrain Promises a Lot

There used to be a time when supercar-makers were sprouting like mushrooms after the rain, but in recent years that trend had started to die out.
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Until this week, that is, as a brand-new startup has appeared on our radar, and it involves none other than Ian Callum, former Aston Martin and Jaguar designer and all-round design legend.

Named Kincsem and aiming to become a "digital luxury brand," the startup’s first product is set to wear the Hyper-GT moniker and will be designed by Ian Callum CBE’s design company.

According to Tibor Bak, the brand’s founder, the Kincsem Hyper-GT will be an electrified hypercar somehow reminiscent of the ill-fated Jaguar C-X75 project, which was not-as-coincidentally also designed by Ian Callum.

The company's name pays tribute to a famous Hungarian racehorse that has the most wins in the history of the sport, having won 54 races from 54 starts in the late 1800s.

The story of Kincsem the horse is the inspiration behind the brand; the ethos behind her training was pioneering and as a result, her achievements remain unsurpassed. Our pioneering approach to digital technology allows us to create without constraints and place the individual at the centre of the design process. Our customers will experience new levels of dynamic personalisation that has never before been possible,” said Tibor Bak.

To celebrate the horse’s legacy, Kincsem will only build 54 Hyper-GTs. All of them will be hand-built in the UK and feature a "revolutionary high-revving F1-derived hybrid powertrain."

Apparently, the unspecified internal combustion engine will be augmented by no fewer than four electric motors, just like the Jaguar C-X75 was supposed to be. There is no mention of total output, but the car will be unveiled later this year, with deliveries to commence sometime in 2023.

On top of it, part of its powertrain will also be used on a hyper-luxury SUV to go against cars like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and maybe the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue.

Editor's note: Jaguar C-X75 pictured in gallery.

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