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Aria turns up the heat in LA with US-made, 1,150-bhp FXE hybrid hypercar

•, Radhesh Krishnan

Unveiled at the LA Auto Show, the FXE boasts a powerful hybrid powertrain and eye-catching styling that can match it with hybrid hypercar lookers from the likes of McLarenFerrari and Porsche.

Thanks to dual front-mounted electric motors powered by a 10-kWh battery and a mid-mounted 6.2-liter supercharged V8, the FXE puts out a claimed 1,150-bhp (858 kW) and an eye-watering 1,316 lb-ft (1,785 Nm) of torque that is put to the ground via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The FXE's 3,450 lb (1,565 kg) curb weight is achieved through a carbon-fiber chassis and body panels as well as the use of 3D-printed metal components throughout the car. This helps the FXE sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.1 seconds and top out at 220 mph (354 km/h), which would put it in the territory of McLaren's P1 and Porsche's 918.

It's possible to see elements of other hypercar designs, but they all combine in a unique exterior that makes the car look fast even when sitting on the showroom floor. The menacing front end features a front splitter, naked headlamps and various aerodynamic cuts and slashes (the car doesn't have any active aero systems), while the rear wouldn't look out of place on an aircraft carrier, with its large rear spoiler, diffuser and mid-mounted rear splitter.

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