The Apex of hypercar development?

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Slovenian racer Aljosa Tushek will introduce his new hypercard in England | Salon Prive photos

With a petroleum-fueled V8 and a pair of electric motors, Team Tushek, founded by Slovenian racer Aljosa Tushek, claims 950 horsepower and a 236 mph top speed for the TS 900 H Apex hypercar it will unveil September 5-6 at Salon Privé, a concours d’elegance at Blenheim Palace in Windsor, England.

Team Tushek says that while the Apex may not be the most powerful of its ilk, it will be the lightest hypercar, weighing in at 1,410 kilograms (3,108 pounds), and will sprint to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

The car’s design puts the 4.2-liter V8 behind cockpit and an electric motor to turn each front wheel. Total claimed torque is 1,032 pound-feet.

“Utilizing Alojsa Tushek’s experiences on the track and his knowledge of race car set-up, the team have spent the last 4 years researching and testing different technologies and dynamics to create a car that connects with the driver via an innovative set of systems inside the cabin,” event organizers said in their news release.

Tushek Supercars produced the first Slovenian supercar, the Renovatio TS500 in 2008.  According to its website, the company also is working on an all-electric supercar.

Full car to be unveiled in September in the UK
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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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