Production versions of hypercars with pricing above $3,000,000 are generally a pretty rare sight.
That will be the case with the W Motors Lykan, of which the company plans to build only ten copies before moving on to a Lykan Targa or cheaper Lykan SuperSport models.
This company seems to be more in-touch with reality that some other follies from this region, including the laughable Laraki Epitome that is nothing more than a Corvette C6.R with a hideous new body.
But super cars like the Lykan HyperSport typically make their world debuts at major auto shows like Geneva or Frankfurt.
Even so, it is more fitting for the production Lykan to be unveiled near W Motors headquarters on the main stretch of central Dubai. Lack of European sales could contribute to the local debut, because this is where the main buyers are as well.
So get your pens, checkbooks and cameras ready, fellas. There’s a new Veyron chaser on Dubai’s sandy highways.
W Motors is ready to unveil at the production version of the beastly Lykan HyperSport at the Dubai International Motor Show this coming November.
As far as delivering the fantasy specs of the 2013 winter show prototype, W Motors has done really well. In terms of luxury features for the production model, W Motors has fitted the hyper car with a slew of new goodies, including:
- holographic central display HUD with interactive motion and tactile interaction
- an advanced ID4Motion dashboard
- bespoke rear-hinged scissor doors with remote operation
- diamond encrusted LED lights
- gold-stitched interior seats
- a personal elite concierge service
- a unique and patented design of Cyrus Klepcys watch available only for HyperSport buyers, but tagged with a retail price of $300,000-plus in value. (For the watch, not the car.)
Talk about trying to live up to its proclamation of its model being "the most luxurious, exclusive and technologically advanced hypercar in the world."
Click past the jump to read about the 2012 Lykan HyperSport
It is worth noting that the HyperSport is unlike any other supercar we’ve seen in a long time. For one, it’s radical design, highlighted by the reverse-opening doors and layered armor-plate-style kevlar carbon panels.
Notwithstanding the fact that the Lykan HyperSport Concept looks the part of a prototype - and much more - the supercar also has a power output that only a few of its kind in the world can compete with.
Exterior Detail - Dubai Factory Showroom
Exterior Detail - Layered Front Fender Vent
Exterior Detail - Profile
W Motors Lykan HyperSport - Interior
The interior is the hardest part for many budding supercar manufacturers. Reaching OEM levels of quality, safety and tech integration is very challenging. But to add Bugatti-like expectations of luxury, and many like the SSC Tuatara fall far short of the standard.
The best money can buy seems to have averted this scenario in the well-designed cabin of the Lykan. Remote-operated scissor doors are a highlight, as is the central gauge display from a fighter jet.
Interior Detail - Gauges Detail
Interior Detail - Gauges Detail
Interior Detail - ID4 Gauge Demo
ID4motion is specialized in custom digital clusters. our MotionGraphic design is based on a new way of showing the speedometer information.
Drivetrain, Suspension and Brakes
W Motors’ has yet to identify how big the engine is, but we know it’s going to be a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged flat-six engine that can produce 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque while mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. With those figures on tap, the HyperSport has been pegged to hit 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds to go with a top speed of 245 mph.
For the treat of owning one of the seven models that W Motors is building, potential customers will have to shell out an incredible $3.4 million to own the car.
For the latest in ultra-exclusive hypercars, the rear-drive Lykan will be a fun toy to add to the fleet.