We don’t often talk about Bulgaria. The small Balkan country is not a major player in the automotive landscape, but we have seen a number of interesting projects from Bulgarian companies, including the electric toy Kinetik and, of course, Vilner. There is yet another company in the country making the headlines, but we still have to decide if it’s for good or bad reasons.
The Bulgarian brand Alieno was first announced about two years ago, but so far it only exists on paper. Its first model is called the Arcanum and is expected to become the most powerful vehicle we have ever seen with an output of up to 5,221 horsepower (3,893 kilowatts). So far however, we’ve only seen computer renderings of the model and now there are some new images.
These new images preview the interior of the Arcanum. And boy, he’s out of this world with eight screens – maybe some of the screens are built into a pod, but we counted eight different areas showing information. There are a lot of things we don’t really understand, like why there are so many words next to the shifter, but we’ll leave it to the lead designer to explain his idea.
“This version of the interior of the Alieno Arcanum is an extension of the interior of the car,” says Encho Enchev. “The general theme is ultra-modernism with sci-fi and futuristic accents. We want our customers to feel like they are in the cockpit of a spaceship, which the car looks like, given the integrated technologies. Our inspiration for the cockpit comes from the cockpits of many military fighters and sci-fi movies such as Avatar Prometheus. “
Other cabin highlights include the heated and cooled cup holders, floating center console, power-adjustable heated and cooled bucket seats, ‘robotic’ memory steering column, and more.
Alieno has not announced its plans to start production of the Arcanum. Previously, the company announced that it would only build examples of the electric hypercar on customer orders with prices starting at € 750,000 (around $ 878,000 at current exchange rates) for the base model. The more expensive variants will cost 1.5 million euros ($ 1.755 million).