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Devel Sixteen Claims 5,000 HP, 348-MPH Top Speed: Video


Not, it's not April Fool's Day, although it might be a bit foolish to think of this supercar as anything but vaporware. The Devel Sixteen was unveiled at the 2013 Dubai Motor Show with the promise of 5,000 horsepower from a sixteen-cylinder engine. That's the power of roughly four Bugatti Veyron Super Sports, and they each have four turbochargers attached to their W-16s.

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With so much more power, one would expect the Devel Sixteen to be much faster than the Veyron, and it is, according to Defining Extreme Vehicles Car Industry L.L.C., the Dubai based-company that designed it. Performance figures include a 0 to 60 mph time of 1.8 seconds, and a top speed of 348 mph.

What isn't being quoted is a price, or an on sale date. That's probably just as well. Like a lot of upstart supercars, the Devel Sixteen is really nothing but a collection of hilarious figures. Actually building it would ruin the fun, and is most likely beyond the capability of anyone, even a company called Defining Extreme Vehicles.

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Also, if this car made it to showrooms, innocent bystanders might have to look at it. As this video from supercar spotter Shmee150 (via World Car Fans) reveals, the styling appears to be a random combination of cues from the Lamborghini Egoista, Pagani Zonda, and the Batmobile. As cool as that sounds, its doesn't make for a good-looking car.

So if you want to exceed 300 mph, you're better off lashing four Veyron Super Sports to a chariot.

For more Dubai Motor Show news, check out our dedicated hub.

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