An unknown manufacturer called Corbellati hopes to take the fight to Koenigsegg, Bugatti, and others with its 1,800 hp Missile hypercar.

The Corbellati Missile, which will debut in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show early next month, is the company’s first attempt at building a car. That didn’t stop it from shooting for the stars, though. Under the hood will be a 9.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine making 1,800 hp and 1,733 lb-ft, which the company hopes will power the Missile all the way to 310 mph, or 500 km/h. There’s a six-speed transmission as well, and a mechanical rear limited slip differential (thank god for that). The Missile will also be extremely light thanks to carbon fiber bodywork and a carbon chassis.


According to Corbellati’s Instagram page , the project is funded by a family of the same name. One photo reads: “We are the Corbellati family, for 70 years creators of jewels, artists, art enthusiasts. Today, the last generation, passionate to the sports cars, has embarked on a new venture full of challenges to continue in the name of family tradition. Our goal is to create a car with unique performance and unique design, just like a jewel.”

As always, these overly ambitious hypercars should be looked at with a degree of skepticism. There’s a reason companies like Bugatti and Koenigsegg haven’t done 310 mph – it’s hard to build a car (and tires) that can go that fast, and there’s only a few places on earth that offer enough space to do so. We wish Corbellati luck – they’ll need it if they hope the Missile will one day be the world’s fastest production car.

Stay tuned for more info following the Missile’s debut in Geneva.

a version of this article first appeared on AutoGuide