In this article, there is discussion of a new ‘Hyper Car’ in the works, coming from Mexico. The new car called the “Inferno” with a very impressive claimed 1,400 horsepower, a top speed of 245 miles per hour, and arguably most impressively a 0-100km/hr time sprint in the sub three second period. These are very astounding numbers in the automotive performance world. What is most interesting about this car however is the material it is made out of. Supposedly the Inferno is composed of a body made of a “metal foam,” which is comprised of a mixture of silver, aluminium and zinc. This is supposedly an astoundingly light yet still strong compound.
The physics behind this come from the performance figures. I believe that this cars extremely impressive statistics are due in most part to the ultra light composition of the body. That coupled with an engine that produces a massive amount of force, it is not surprising that is putting up statistics that only the top 5% of sports cars make. It will be interesting to see a fully produced model once they are off the line.