The Bulgarian developer and manufacturer of electric hypercars ALIENO, unveiled its second hypercar model, named UNUM.
ALIENO UNUM is an electric hypercar that is driven and controlled with electricity and air and has a top speed of 584+ km/h (363+ mph). The top speed of ALIENO ARCANUM (the first debut model) has also been updated and is 568+ km/h (353+ mph).
According to the type of its drive and control, ALIENO UNUM is available in the following 2 packages, available for all ALIENO models (including ARCANUM): THF driven and controlled with electricity and TRS driven and controlled with electricity and air. THF stands for “The Heavenly Founder” and actually represents the ALIENO technology for drive and control with electricity, featured in ARCANUM. TRS stands for “The Rocket Successor” and represents advanced ALIENO technology for drive and control with electricity and air, whose debut is precisely in the UNUM model.
ALIENO UNUM THF
Hypercar ALIENO UNUM THF is based on the THF package and is driven and controlled with electricity.
THF stands for “The Heavenly Founder” and actually represents the ALIENO technology for drive and control with electricity, featured in ARCANUM.
Based on their power, ALIENO UNUM THF is available in the following 4 versions, which are also applicable for all other ALIENO models: RP5 with power of 5221 hp, RP4 with power of 4351 hp, RP3 with power of 3481 hp and RP2 with power of 2610 hp. Where RP stands for “Raw Power”, while the corresponding number after it (5, 4, 3, 2) shows the approximate power of the version in thousands of horsepower.
According to its purpose, each of the ALIENO UNUM THF versions is available in 3 basic modifications: STR (Street), TRC (Track) and RCE (Race), whose basic dynamic characteristics are the same, but only differ by standards/homologations they meet.
ALIENO UNUM THF is driven by an innovative ALIENO direct drive electric powertrain, realized with from 3 (in the RP2 version) up to 6 (in the RP5 version) electric motors per wheel. Total of 12 (in the RP2 version) up to 24 electric motors (in the RP5 version). The electric motors are connected with a common connecting axis, to transfer the power to the according wheel through a half-shaft.
Given the ALIENO direct drive, the torque of the powertrain and the wheels is identical and is 8880 Nm in the RP5 version, 7400 Nm in the RP4 version, 5920 Nm in the RP3 version, and 4440 Nm in the RP2 version, and is practically available from 0 to the maximum rpm of the electric motors, i.e. at any speed of the car.
ALIENO UNUM THF is powered by an innovative ALIENO battery, composed of Graphene LiPo cells and Supercapacitors. The battery is available in the following 3 variants: SBP (Street Battery Pack), with a capacity of 180 kWh, TBP (Track Battery Pack) with a capacity of 120 kWh and RBP (Race Battery Pack) with capacity of 60 kWh.
The maximum voltage of the battery is 800V, as it is designed to provide huge power, where in the SBP variant it can reach up to 11.7 MW continuous power and 23.4 MW peak power. Furthermore, the battery is capable of absorbing huge power during charging and regenerative braking, reaching up to 2.7 MW in the SBP variant.
With a 350 kW DC Combo (CCS) charging station, from 0 to 100% SoC (State of charge), the SBP battery is charged for 30 min, the TBP battery for 20 min, and the RBP battery for 10 min. Furthermore, the battery is designed in such a way, that with a special ALIENO DC charging station (900 kW DC for the RBP battery, 1800 kW DC for the TBP battery and 2700 kW DC for the SBP battery), designed and built by ALIENO upon customer order, it can be charged from 0 to 100% SoC for 4 min, and from 0 to 80% SoC for 3.2 min.
The main nodes and features of the ALIENO UNUM THF hypercar are identical or similar to those of ALIENO ARCANUM.
ALIENO UNUM TRS
Hypercar ALIENO UNUM TRS is based on the TRS package and is driven and controlled with electricity and air. TRS stands for “The Rocket Successor” and represents advanced ALIENO technology for drive and control with electricity and air, whose debut is precisely in the UNUM model.
TRS is a complement of a THF, upgrading it with the ability to drive and control not only with electricity, but also with air. This synergy is achieved through a system called ALIENO octopus synergistic system.
The TRS drive and control with air is carried out by an innovative system called ALIENO cold air thruster system, implemented with up to 24 pieces of ALIENO rocket cold air thrusters, but they are only a small part of the TRS package, which through ALIENO octopus synergistic system is integrated into all key systems of the hypercar, and in practice differs drastically from anything similar known up to now.
The Cold Gas Thruster, is a type of rocket engine, which uses the expansion of pressurized gas to generate thrust. The gas used in ALIENO UNUM TRS is ordinary air and therefore its thrusters are Cold Air Thrusters.
The thrusters of ALIENO UNUM TRS are with variable geometry and thrust direction. In this regard, in the TRS control system has implemented an innovative ALIENO real-time Thrust Vector Control (TVC) system, called ALIENO real-time thrust vectoring system, capable of changing the direction of the thrust of the thrusters, to control the position of the hypercar on the road.
The main thrusters in ALIENO UNUM TRS are located under the different grilles of its exterior, therefore they do not change its silhouette. The grilles in question are made of titanium and have a special geometry to optimize the thrust from the thrusters.
The compressed air in ALIENO UNUM TRS, is stored under a pressure of up to 700 bar (10 152 psi) in a special ALIENO cylinder made of composite materials, located behind the seats and above the battery.
The charging of the cylinder with compressed air, is done by one of the following three available options: from the built-in ALIENO UNUM TRS electric compressor, from a more powerful external compressor for faster charging, or from a larger external container with compressed air. The mentioned external elements are designed and built by ALIENO at the customer’s request.
The built-in electric compressor is supplied with electricity through one of the following three available options: from the charger of the hypercar while charging it with electricity, from the battery or during passive-braking with recuperation and accumulation of energy, when the energy obtained from the innovative ALIENO regenerative electromagnetic braking system, in addition to charging the battery, it can also be used to power the compressor, with the battery/compressor priority and ratio being adjustable, including by the user. At times when the battery is fully charged and cannot absorb any more energy, the braking energy is used for charging with air, which increases the efficiency of the regenerative electromagnetic braking system.
The thrusters of the ALIENO UNUM TRS hypercar, help not only its drive, but also its control and aerodynamics, given that, in addition to acceleration, they can also be used as a brake, as well as to correct its trajectory of movement, and in addition, when necessary, provide a huge downforce for its additional stabilization. For this purpose, in the ALIENO UNUM TRS hypercar, the three different main drive modes (Street, Track and Race) known from the ARCANUM model and also available in UNUM THF, have an additional functionality called Rocket, from which the capabilities, functions and behavior of the TRS package are activated and adjusted.
The thrusters are particularly effective at extreme acceleration, extreme braking, high speed movement, when turning and in any extreme situation in order to avoid obstacles or other dangerous situation on the road. Their most significant application, is in the preservation and saving of life, given that the TRS package provides effective tools for preventive response in the extremely limited time window of the typical life-threatening situations accompanying the road accidents.
The electric motors, battery and essentially all major nodes and systems of the ALIENO UNUM TRS, are basically identical or similar to those of the ALIENO UNUM THF.
Based on their power, ALIENO UNUM TRS is available in several versions that differ in the number of electric motors, the number of thrusters and the volume of the composite cylinder with compressed air.
Like ALIENO UNUM THF, according to its purpose, each of the ALIENO UNUM TRS versions is available in 3 basic modifications: STR (Street), TRC (Track) and RCE (Race), whose basic dynamic characteristics, although are the same and differ mainly by the standards/homologations they meet, also differ in their permitted thrust, range, equipment level and the operating modes of the TRS package, given their specific application.
Details for the TRS package, its versions and modifications, as well as the acceleration times and other dynamic characteristics of the ALIENO UNUM TRS hypercar, will be announced additionally.
ALIENO manufactures UNUM only by customer pre-orders, which are already open for clients. Each of the cars is entirely assembled by hand by the team of ALIENO, but the components of the car are manufactured by hi-tech machines in the factory of ALIENO in Bulgaria, which is in a process of building and expansion.
ALIENO UNUM THF is available for pre-orders at the following base prices: 1 800 000 EUR for the RP2 version, 2 100 000 EUR for the RP3 version, 2 400 000 EUR for the RP4 version and 2 700 000 EUR for the RP5 version.
ALIENO UNUM TRS is available for pre-order at a base price starting at 3 000 000 EUR and going up to 4 500 000 EUR depending on its version.
The delivery time varies from 18 to 30 months, depending on the chosen modification (STR, TRC or RCE) and other options chosen by the customer.
The price of ALIENO ARCANUM (the first debut model) has also been updated – it is with 200 000 EUR cheaper compared to UNUM:
– ALIENO ARCANUM THF is available for pre-orders at the following base prices: 1 600 000 EUR for the RP2 version, 1 900 000 EUR for the RP3 version, 2 200 000 EUR for the RP4 version and 2 500 000 EUR for the RP5 version.
– ALIENO ARCANUM TRS is available for pre-order at a base price starting from 2 800 000 EUR and going up to 4 300 000 EUR depending on its version.
– The delivery time remains unchanged and varies from 18 to 30 months, depending on the chosen modification (STR, TRC or RCE) and other options chosen by the customer.