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The Zuperspeed Hyperflux is India’s answer to the MG Cyberster

Powered by a 300bhp electric powertrain and weighing just 1,100kg, it could land in the UK for an entry price of just £35,000 by 2027

Published: 24 Jun 2024

India’s contributions to the sports car space are far and few between, but that could be on the cusp of change with this: the Hyperflux by Bangalore-based Zuperspeed. It’s an angry-looking, all-electric, closed-cockpit coupe launching in December of this year for a targeted price of between £35,000 and £40,000.

Though no details have yet been shared about the powertrain, the in-house built unit is claimed to produce around 300bhp and makes for a limited vmax of 155mph. Zuperspeed is also targeting a dry weight of 1,100kg - with the bulk of that mass slotted toward the middle for better weight distribution - and a range output of between 180 and 200 miles. 

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Interested? Zuperspeed says that an uprated, dual-motor version which produces a peak of 800bhp will also be considered. Crikey.

We sat down for a conversation with Ijaz Anvar, Zuperspeed CEO, to find out a bit more about the Hyperflux. Let’s begin with the design.

“We looked at our target customers, most of whom were born in the ‘90s and 2000s, and realised that the majority continue to hold an appreciation for the poster car silhouettes of that era. That’s something we wanted to retain with the Hyperflux.

“It’s where the base inspiration comes from, and helped us realise we don’t want to create a product that’s overly futuristic or alien. We want it to be distinguishable from other EVs and hope to do so by taking a more vintage approach.”

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Despite the retro looks, Anvar says the interior won’t be as minimalist, featuring plenty of plush materials and placing a big onus on AI technology.

“One of the main features of this technology will be a unique kind of driver-assist that we’re developing, which aims to learn and understand a person’s driving behaviour, and then use that data to tell them how certain inputs and reactions can be improved. We want it to act as a co-driver almost, providing constant feedback on where incremental gains can be made.”

The Hyperflux will initially launch in India before trekking across the rest of Asia and eventually setting sail for Britain, where deliveries can be expected in the first half of 2027. Watch yer back, MG Cyberster

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