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Devel Sixteen; 560km/h hypercar with insane V16 engine

November 7, 2013

Some supercars simply wow you while others leave you gobsmacked and short of breath. Meet the Devel Sixteen. It’s an example of the latter, and it recently made its debut at the Dubai Motor Show.

Devel Sixteen

Although the exterior design is rather outrageous, with a sharp central nose and two outer prongs that dominate the front end, it’s nothing compared to the colossal and barely believable engine that sits in the back.

You might find it hard to comprehend, like us, but sitting in the engine compartment is a V16 engine that produces a rocket-ship-like 5000hp. That’s 3728kW of power. According to specs written on the wall, it’s enough power to send the futuristic creation off from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in just 1.8 seconds.

We’re not completely convinced this thing is actually a legitimate 5000hp car. Judging by the style alone though, it certainly looks like it offers savage performance. The top speed is a claimed 560km/h, which would make it around 130km/h faster than a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport which has 882kW.

The car was created by Defining Extreme Vehicles Car Industry L.L.C. The company said the Sixteen was developed “with the passion of making this car a Legend in the history of super cars”.

What do you think though, is it a bit too ambitious to be realistic? We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any official speed tests or demo videos.

Click play below for a bit of an overview by YouTube channel Shmee150.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.