Renowned Bugatti and Koenigsegg Designer Teases New Nilu Hypercar

shawn By On 21/05/2024 at 12:50

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The creative genius behind legendary vehicles such as the Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Gemera, Sasha Selipanov, is on the brink of unveiling his own hypercar.

Renowned bugatti and koenigsegg designer teases new nilu hypercar

Selipanov, who has been instrumental in shaping some of the most iconic and high-performance cars of the modern era, recently founded Hardline27, a design consultancy based in Los Angeles. This new venture marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career, with the upcoming release of his hypercar, the Nilu, set to demonstrate the innovative potential of his company.

The Nilu represents the first model from Nilu27, the newly established performance brand by Hardline27. Anticipation is building as car enthusiasts eagerly await the grand unveiling scheduled for August 15, 2024, during the prestigious Monterey Car Week. This event, renowned for showcasing the finest in automotive excellence, will serve as the perfect stage for the debut of Selipanov's latest creation.

A recently released teaser video has provided a tantalizing glimpse of what to expect from the Nilu. The video showcases the car’s dramatic and aggressive rear design, complete with a high-mounted triple exhaust system and massive venturi tunnels that hint at its high-performance capabilities. The teaser also confirms that the Nilu will feature striking gullwing doors, a design element that underscores its futuristic and exotic appeal. Additionally, viewers are treated to the powerful sound of the engine’s exhaust note, which strongly suggests that the Nilu will be powered by a robust V-8 engine.

This sneak peek has only heightened the excitement surrounding the Nilu, as it promises to embody the cutting-edge design and engineering prowess for which Selipanov is known. As the countdown to Monterey Car Week continues, the automotive world eagerly anticipates the full reveal of a hypercar that is poised to set new standards in performance and design.

Details are scarce, but it is known that the designers prioritized the driving experience by steering clear of “distractions” like digitalization and electrification. Their aim was to recapture the awe and thrill that they believe many modern performance cars, including some hypercars, have lost.

Sasha Selipanov's journey in automotive design began with a bachelor’s degree in transportation design from the Art Center College of Design in California, which he earned in 2005. Post-graduation, Selipanov joined the Volkswagen Group, where he contributed to the designs of iconic cars such as the Bugatti Chiron and Lamborghini Huracán. His career then took him to Genesis, where he played a key role in the development of the Essentia and Mint concept cars. Subsequently, he became the head of design at Koenigsegg, overseeing the creation of groundbreaking hypercars like the Gemera and CC850.

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