The Rayo has been unveiled at the 2021 edition of the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court, designed by 7X Design, built by Envisage Group, this one-off hypercar is based on a 1,900 bhp Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 with a bespoke body made entirely from carbon fiber.
Envisage Group is the leading engineering concept design and realization company located in the UK, bringing their world-class coachbuilding expertise to bear on a remarkable one-off hypercar project designed by bespoke vehicle creator 7X Design, their latest commission took an Underground Racing tuned Huracán LP610-4 V10 as a base, UR boosted the original 610 bhp all the way up to 1,900 bhp.
Thanks to the completely new aerodynamic design from 7X, the Rayo is capable of an impressive 300 Mph top speed, optimized for drag and downforce, the resulting hypercar comes with a Cd of just 0.279 (as a reference, a factory original Huracán LP610-4 has a Cd of 0.39), they then turned over their design to Coventry based Envisage Group.
The latter started with a full 360° 3D scan of the Lamborghini Huracán to have a base reference to start from, after that 7X Design and Envisage Group worked closely together, with each individual panel being engineered to fit seamlessly on the base vehicle’s sub-structure without affecting the integrity of the monocoque.
David Gomez, Founder, 7X Design, said: “We could not have asked for a better partner than Envisage Group in the realization of the Rayo’s stunning body. Taking our designs, they have shown enormous skill in the creation of the panels; the fit, paint finish, and the overall robustness of the body. The quality is OEM level – and I can now look forward to the next stage in Rayo’s development: honing its performance and dynamics.”
Once all the panels were engineered to sub-millimeter accuracy, the entire carbon fiber body was created and assembled by Envisage Group’s low volume manufacturing division in their state-of-the-art dimensional studios, most visible parts of the Rayo got covered in a shade called ‘Sport Orange’, while other received a glossy top coat over the visible carbon fiber.
Tim Strafford, Envisage Group CEO, said: “We’re delighted to have played such a key role in 7X Design’s remarkable Rayo. This car is an extremely exciting one-off creation and I am immensely proud of the work of our talented team, who are experts in taking a client’s design and then fully realizing that vision to the highest possible standards. Coachbuilding has long been one of Envisage Group’s strengths – we have worked with some of the world’s leading brands in the realization of one-off and low-volume runs of vehicles – and I believe that trend is only set to grow.”
It seems the wheels were borrowed from HRE, while considerations were also made to ensure that the final vehicle could be re-certified through the IVA process, there is no official mention of value, or who commissioned this build, but it does look impressive, while still retaining some visible queues we’re looking at a Lamborghini Huracán underneath the newly designed aerodynamic body.