The W Motors LykanHypersport is set to be unveiled later in 2013 at the Qatar Motor Show, and the seven production units will be delivered sometime in September 2013. It features a flat-six engine that uses a pair of turbochargers to net itself 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.
W Motors is at full throttle developing and producing ten copies of its debut Lykan Hypersport model. The company has been building buzz since the 2013 Qatar Motor Show by relocating from Beirut to a swanky showroom/factory in Dubai and releasing some previews of the holographic interior for the first time.
The motivation to create a world-beating supercar is easy to understand. As seen by the success of Koenigsegg and Pagani, the supercar business is open to assault from talented newcomers — much more than the volume car business. However, for every Pagani there are 20 failed companies trying to crack the same egg. So the odds are not good, but the reward is potentially enormous.
So, is this Lykan set to stalk its prey in the form of Lamborghinis, Paganis and Bugattis like its mythical namesake does? Or will this simply be another drop in the bucket of failed attempts at infiltrating the supercar market? Only time will tell.
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Despite carrying a ridiculous price tag of $3.4 million, it looks like Arabian supercar builder, W Motors, will have no problems selling their 750-horsepower hypercar, the LykanHypersport.
Recently, the company announced that they had already received more than 100 orders for the LykanHypersport, a staggering number given the retail price it has. Then again, it might not be too far-fetched, considering the car’s main market is the Middle East, home to some of the richest people in the world who probably wouldn’t even notice the $3.4 million missing.
For all that money, you get a car that not only looks about as aggressive as the mythical wolf monsters attached to its name, but one that apparently had the design influence of the Magna Steyr design studio in Italy.
That probably explains why the supercar will be initially built in Italy before production continues in the Middle East sometime after.
And, did we mention the car produces 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque with a 0-to-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 245 mph?
Pay attention to that name because they’re about to turn the supercar world upside down later this year.
This company comes by way of Beirut, Lebanon and recently, they stopped the industry on its tracks with the announcement of two supercars that will be the first pair of exotics to be exclusively built by the Middle Eastern nation.
The cars, called the Hyper-Sport and the Super-Sport, will be built by W Motors in collaboration with some of the best industry partners you can assemble, including Magna Steyr Torino, RUF Automobile, and Studiotorino. Together, they make up the team that will bring to life a pair of supercars that will be unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Details surrounding the Super-Sport have yet to be revealed so we’ll keep that on the back burner for now. As far as the Hyper-Sport is concerned, W Motors has already set a limited run of just five units for the model, with a debut expected around the end of the year.
According to W Motors, the Hyper-Sport will feature a host of ridiculous features, including a carbon fiber frame, a gold-plated hood, signature diamond-incrusted LED lights, gold or platinum keys, and a holographic display unit. Umm...wow.
On top of that, the Hyper-Sport will also come with a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged, six-cylinder engine that will produce in excess of 750 horsepower while carrying a 0-62 mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a targeted top speed of 240 mph.
Yeah, ’wow’ was right. Now let’s see if they can pull it off.