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Boreas

Named for the mythological Greek god of the north wind, the Boreas — from Spain’s DSD Design & Motorsport — is two-door tempest touting a mostly carbon-fibre monocoque construction and a proprietary hybrid power train that generates more than 1,000hp. The latter, which also includes a 7-speed automated manual transmission, allows the brute to blow from zero to 200lph in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 380kph.

“The Boreas project arose from the ambition to strive for technical and aesthetic innovation," says DSD founder David Sancho Domingo. “We were also focused on the search for ergonomics within the varying physical and psychological scales that would be experienced."

Prior to beginning Boreas, Domingo educated himself on the intricacies of supercar construction by journeying throughout Europe and the United States to personally meet with marques that specialise in high-performance vehicles — Pagani and Shelby, among others — and tour their facilities. The fact-finding foray helped him decipher the direction he and his team would take in the hope of making an indelible impression on the industry.

After 10 years in development, a standing model of Domingo’s own automotive dynamo was introduced at France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 2016, followed by a completed prototype shortly thereafter. And while the Boreas is a one-off, 12 individually designed successors are planned for production this month.

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Published January 13, 2018
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