The Devel Sixteen is unreal, and we mean it in a literal sense. Introduced back in 2013 at the Dubai International Motor Show, it’s a car filled with promise. Equipped with a marvelous American-built V16 motor built by Steve Morris Engines, the Devel Sixteen is essentially an alien spacecraft on wheels.
And after six years, the Dubai-based automaker finally released a working prototype of the mid-engine hypercar rolling in the desert, and it’s a sight to behold. As the vehicle made its North American debut at the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show last February, skeptics and naysayers were given the chance to feast their eyes on what is probably the most extreme hypercar ever built.
If and when the vehicle goes on sale later this year or next year, the Sixteen will be offered in three variants. The base model gets a turbocharged LS V8 motor (also built by Steve Morris Engines) producing 1,500-horsepower and has a $1.6-million base price. For a bit more money, you can have the $1.8-million V16 model with 3,000-horsepower.
According to Devel, the 3,000-HP version is good enough to breach the 320-mph speed barrier. It’s essentially the road-legal version of the Sixteen with a dual-clutch transmission and active suspension.