Abstract This paper introduces a new hyperchaotic system by adding an additional
state into the third-order Liu chaotic system. Some of its basic dynamical
properties, such as the hyperchaotic attractor, Lyapunov exponent, fractal
dimension and the hyperchaotic attractor evolving into chaotic, periodic,
quasi-periodic dynamical behaviours by varying parameter d are studied
briefly. Various attractors are illustrated not only by computer simulation
but also by conducting an electronic circuit experiment.