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Engineered in Mexico, and built by an Italian specialist who used to work for Lamborghini, the Inferno is all sorts of weird. It allegedly uses a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 1,400 horsepower, yet only 670 lb-ft of torque.
The Inferno additionally has a speculated top speed of 245 miles per hour, and takes less than three seconds from a standstill to 60 miles per hour. All of which are perfectly normal made up numbers for upcoming supercars. The most ridiculous aspect of the Inferno however, is the material the car is made up of.
It’s called Metal Foam, and according to the company is, “an exclusive material that improves security, since it can decrease and absorb the impact in a car crash. This material’s strength is compared with that of a commercial armored vehicle, but with a big weight difference.” The Metal Foam, or in its most basic components, zinc-aluminum- silver, can “stretch until achieving 100 times its original length without affecting its properties.”
All of which sounds like science fiction; however, the science is for once, sound. Although, there is a large caveat to be made. Up until now, the automotive industry has only used Metal Foam in varying degrees. Parts of crash structures, possible replacement of catalytic converters, and in some military applications. The substance has never been used however, to build an entire car. We’re not saying it can’t be done, but the fact that this is coming from a company with no known automotive capacity is suspect at the very least.
Additionally, the exterior of the supercar looks as if someone took our Sixth Grade notebook doodles and brought them to life. We’re surprised it doesn’t have canons or lasers coming out of its headlights.
The company behind the Inferno Exotic Car, which is the silliest of names, hasn’t released many details besides those mentioned above, or how much the supposed supercar will cost. Considering it will use a fairly exotic material for its skin, it definitely won’t be cheap. The Inferno Exotic Car will theoretically go into production sometime next year, although we wouldn’t hold our breath.