The Hyperion-1 is an open wheeled sports car, completely designed and built by Bengaluru based Motormind Designs. When it’s not shocking onlookers on the road with its scissor doors and extraterrestrial bodywork, the Hyperion-1 makes its move using a rear mounted Hyundai V6 petrol engine driving the rear wheels. For now, it’s just a one-off, but the want to see a few of these scathing the roads in the future is too damn high; with a better drive-train of course.
Motormind says that the brief was to “have open wheeled car with F1 styling influence”. Seems like they’re already winning, as the Hyperion-1 looks rapid even when its standing still. Though its maker claims that the Hyperion-1 can also be a handy track tool, we’d put it more as a road car – a desirable streak of red and black that is less hardcore and under-engineered than its European brethren (read KTM X-Bow), yet full of character, style and of course, offering the thrill of being exposed to the elements. We love those winglets at the back, and can’t stop gushing over the red pin-striping on the fat tires.
The bare, minimalistic interior features a wraparound, black dashboard, a full carbon fiber center console that hosts a touch-screen display, a carbon fiber gear selector lever, body-hugging leather seats with twin needle stitching and blue ambient lighting. The flat-bottomed steering wheel with paddle shifters is 3D printed in house, while the instrument cluster hosts two fully hand crafted gauges that are probably overly illuminated. A slim display of warning lights is located on top of the centre console. Access to the cabin is via a couple of vertical lifting doors that’ll flatter a Lamborghini.