Hypercar maker Hennessey previews outlandish concept with a novel seating layout

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US niche high-performance vehicle manufacturer Hennessey has released initial details of its next project, a six-wheel-drive, EV Hypercar, called Project Deep Space.

Beyond the novel drivetrain, the car also features an unusual diamond-shaped seating arrangement, with the driver centrally located, which permits two passengers to sit to the side and slightly back from the driver. The fourth passenger, positioned directly behind the driver, will occupy what the company touts as the world’s first “VVIP (Very Very Important Person) lie-flat automotive seat” – bringing private-jet-class luxury to the hyper-GT world.

“In Project Deep Space, we’ve merged the essence of early-twentieth century grand tourers with an otherworldly hyper GT form that leaves no doubt about its capability and intent,” said Hennessey’s director of design, Nathan Malinick.

“Integrating many industry firsts, our next all-new model turns the EV ‘hypercar’ concept on its head while exhibiting our ‘art of reduction’ design philosophy. By combining Hennessey’s passion for performance with the pinnacle of automotive luxury, we will offer our customers the best of both worlds with a central driving position, ample space for passengers, room for luggage, and best in class performance. The result of our advanced development program will be a car like no other.”

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