The Mira technology campus in the UK is home to another start-up, Viritech. The company plans to play a role as a component manufacturer in the electrification of cars in the future. They want to convince clients with a hydrogen-powered hypercar.
More and more companies are turning to hydrogen fuel cell technology. The British engineering firm Viritech wants to become a pioneer in this field. They are currently developing a hydrogen-powered hypercar.
The hypercar named Apricale, is intended to be a showcase for the start-up. A limited number of 25 cars will be sold to customers, but they will have to pay a lot of money. One car costs around 1.7 million euros.
However, sales arguments such as technical specifications are still pending. Viritech is targeting 1,100hp, more than enough to outperform most ICE-powered supercars and hypercars on the market. In addition, the Apricale is said to have graphene-reinforced hydrogen pressure tanks that will form part of the chassis structure. This reduces costs and weight. The British see the greatest potential in the commercial vehicle sector.
The prototype of the Apricale is to be presented in 2022 to demonstrate the advantages of fuel cell technology in practice.