Spyros Panopoulos

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Spyros Panopoulos was born on 9th October 1978 in Athens, Greece. From a very young age he grew to like car technology and speed. His field of study was computer programming and development of applied solutions, both software and hardware.

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In 1997 he founded his company based in Greece. Its main activity was programming and mapping of production cars for power increase. In 1998 he acquired his first car dynamometer, which helped to develop his software and hardware applications. Very soon he entered the rally scene, where most of the racing cars in most race types in Greece would be developed by him. His touch reached competitors in the hill climb, speed and dragster races as well as championship motorcycles and offered them performance upgrades as well as victories. He gradually established his name internationally, working with teams of the highest caliber in motorsports, in WRC, BTCC, HILL CLIMB, DRAGSTER, RALLY CROSS, MotoGP and in 2007 he found himself involved with F1, developing high performance motorsport electronics & tuning automotive control systems.

In the meantime, by 2005 he had his own design and production unit of high-spec performance parts of cutting-edge technology for internal combustion engines, applying metallurgy and material mechanics in his research and development. He soon started providing to most racers and enthusiasts in the world his own special parts of the highest specs.

He, too, is a race car driver, holding the world record for acceleration with a 4-cylinder motor car in 4-wheel drive, a Mitsubishi Evo 9 with 7.7 seconds and 308 km/h, for 402 meters. The car is of course developed by him. He also holds the world record for performance of an internal combustion engine per cubic centimeter (cc), in which he races. This is for a motor that he designed and produced himself; the specs are 1788cc, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, with 2880 horsepower in 14100 rpm. That means 1500 hp in the liter.

His firm is now a center for research and development for automotive applications, as well as the military, aerospace and navy. Applications, technologies and innovations that he developed are widely known. In most sports with internal combustion engines, cars, motorcycles or water crafts, and behind every world record you can find a part produced or an idea conceived by him. His designs and technologies for internal combustion engines are widely used by frontline car manufacturers as well as the military. Having developed parts and technologies for most production cars, sports cars and hyper cars, in 2019 he decided to manufacture his own exclusively designed and built car, from scratch. This will change the automotive scene and what driving fast means. Something more than a hyper car.

A new term is needed because a new category is being born. It is called ultra-car. A car far more advanced than anything else out there. Something that will move and impress any car and speed enthusiast. From a simple driver to a race car driver. Faster than anything produced right now, more advanced in all areas, with new technologies and innovative materials. With a power to weight ratio which is close to 2:1, where for every 2 hp there is 1 kilogram of mass. With such a ratio mated to a suitable transmission technology, with the resulting adhesion, the driver will be able to experience accelerations up to 3G, for specific distances and conditions. The vehicle moving from A to B will need half the time needed by a hyper car or mega car. This may require the driver to have special driving skills and a better perception of space in order to reach the vehicle’s potentials. It will be produced in limited production numbers and will materialize in the rarest and most advanced materials that F1, aeronautics and space technology have to offer.

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