Arrinera Hussarya GT Wreaks Havoc In The Streets Of Warsaw: Video
It’s been four years since Polish supercar brand Arrinera debuted the Venocara Concept and since then, the concept has evolved into the Hussarya and various other iterations after that, including the 800-horsepower Hussarya 33 and its track-only sister, the Hussarya GT.
The Hussarya GT has made quite an impression on the auto world since making its debut in January 2016 at the Autosport International in Birmingham, England. Since then, it also became the first Polish car to complete the world famous hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now, the blue prototype is back in its home country where Arrinera was kind of enough to film the car laying waste to the streets of Warsaw.
This video lasts less than a minute, but that’s all the time it really takes for the 430-horsepower Hussarya GT to make an impression. The output may not scream supercar, but the Hussarya GT isn’t being prepared to be one.
According to Arrinera, the Hussarya GT is being designed to compete in the GT4 series in Europe where the Polish automaker hopes it’s going to fit right in as an instant contender in the series. Judging by how it was running in the video, it’s hard to imagine otherwise.
Easter Special: Easter Eggs of the Car World
In a world that has more supercars and sports cars than you can keep track of, it’s pretty easy for those that don’t go mainstream to get lost. It’s sad when you think about it. Over the years, there have been some interesting concept and production cars that never got the attention they deserved. Take the Tushek Renovatio T500, for instance. Have you ever heard of it? I’m guessing you probably haven’t, but it was a remarkably beautiful car with distinct styling that should have made it a favorite among collectors.
These days, we’re blessed with every supercar manufacturer dropping a new model on a regular basis. In fact, we’re spoiled, when you think about it. And like any group of spoiled children, as soon as we get what we want, we immediately start asking for more. It’s not that the supercars we all know and love, like the Koenigsegg One:1, Bugatti Chiron, or the Pagani Huayra BC aren’t special, because they certainly are. They’re just well known, and even if you haven’t seen one in person, you’ve seen one on TV or Youtube.
So, in light of Easter this year, we’ve decided to look back at a few cars that are very much “Easter eggs” of the automotive world, and that’s if you can even find them at all. I’m talking about cars like the aforementioned Tushek Renovatio T500, or the Tramontana XTR. Some of these car’s never made it into production, while others were produced and fizzled away into automotive history. Either way, let’s take a look at a few of my favorites.
Continue reading to discover a few automotive Easter eggs.
Polish newcomer Arrinera has been teasing us with its first supercar since 2011. At first showcased as the Venocara Concept, it then morphed into the Hussarya, a name that pays tribute to Poland’s 17th century cavalry, the Hussars. Originally set to launch in 2013, the Hussarya has been postponed several times, while being shown with various upgrades. Now, as Arrinera said it will finally commence production in 2016, the Hussarya receives a racing version, which was showcased at the Poznan Auto Show in Poland.
Details about the race-spec Hussarya are still being kept under wraps, but it seems Arrinera plans to launch it before the much-anticipated road-legal model, which needed additional development. Last time we checked, Arrinera promised that the first units of the Hussarya 33 would show up in 2015, but these plans have since changed. Details on both the road car and the race-spec versions are still sketchy, and it seems that the final testing sessions scheduled in October 2014 might not have worked as planned.
I’ll be back with an update as soon as the Polish firm releases them. Meanwhile. let’s have a look at what may become Poland’s first track-exclusive supercar.
Continue reading to learn more about the Arrinera Hussarya Race Car.
If you’re not familiar with Arrinera, it’s just one of those small manufacturers that came out of nowhere to build a fancy supercar of its own. The Polish brand surfaced a couple of years ago with the Venocara Concept, a Lamborghini-like study that was powered by a V-8 mill generating 650 horsepower.
The Venocara morphed into a better looking supercar about a year ago. It is known by the name of Hussarya, a moniker that pays tribute to Poland’s 17th century cavalry, the Hussars. Interestingly enough though, the Hussarya has yet to go into production. The company’s initial plan included a 2013 launch, but for some reason the supercar got delayed.
Now, after about year of complete silence, the Poles are back to announce that the Hussarya is inching closer to production, with final testing sessions to commence in October on race tracks in Poland and the United Kingdom. There’s no word as to when actual assembly will begin, but we expect for the first units to show up in 2015.
Speaking of which, the Arrinera Hussarya will step into the crowded world of supercars with a launch edition limited to only 33 examples. Arrinera is demanding €200,000 (about $272,800 as of 06/06/2014) for each car and is hoping to sell them mainly to customers in China and the Middle East. By comparison, the regular Hussarya costs €160,000 ($218,000).
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Arrinera Hussarya 33.
The Arrinera Hussarya has been in the fringes of the auto world in the past couple of years and while it’s probably taken longer to build than a lot of people would’ve liked, the good news is that it’s still in development and not sent back to the heap.
But if the first Polish supercar has any plans to be recognized as a treat to the senses, it has to get past the point of being "in development" and move into becoming a dealership-ready best. Apparently, Arrinera is doing all it can to get the job done and it’s even bringing in help from a very useful source: Lee Noble.
The man responsible for the Noble brand has given his assistance to Arrinera from the very beginning and its no surprise that when the company decided to give the Hussarya a rolling chassis test, Noble was there to give it a spin.
Considering that Noble vehicles are known for their handling, it was a smart move to bring in Lee Noble to see what kind of sagely advice he can give to Arrinera so that the latter can put in into the Hussarya.
We’re still waiting for the supercar to be officially launched as a production model but the wait has been softened a little now that Lee Noble appears to be getting more and more involved in the development of this Polish hammer.
Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Arrinera Hussarya
After revealing the Venocara Concept in early 2012 and teasing the market with a few sketches, Arrinera has finally dropped the first images and details on their new supercar: the Hussarya. Not to be confused with the Pagani Huayra, this new Hussarya model gets its name from the world’s most powerful and effective XVII century cavalry – the Polish Hussars.
Designing the new Hussarya supercar took about 14 months and the result is quite amazing, even if there is still a big resemblance to other supercars, like the Lamborghini Murcielago. As for its performance figures, we expect to see amazing results considering it was built in collaboration with Lee Noble - the man responsible for the Ultima GTR.
"Arrinera Hussarya was created for automobile enthusiasts with a passion for fast and beautiful cars. For enthusiasts searching for intense emotions and a massive dose of adrenaline combined with the practicality of everyday solutions. With just a little extravagance mixed in for good measure." - Lukasz Tomkiewicz (CEO)
Updated 10/31/2014: Arrinera Automotive announced it begun testing the aerodynamics and the steering system of its new Hussarya supercar. This is one of the final stages of the supercar’s development, meaning that pretty soon we should see the car in its final form. A new set of images was also revealed.
Hit the jump to read more about the new Arrinera Hussarya.
A few weeks ago, Arrinera released a set of sketches of their new production supercar. Today, they graduated from sketches to teasers.
Yep, the Polish supercar is getting closer and closer to production, but now we have a clearer picture of its design because of these new CGI teasers. We already saw the sketches and surmised that there are some hints of Lamborghini and McLaren in the design, but now that these teaser photos have been released, they partially reveal a car that has a long profile and plenty - and we mean PLENTY - of carbon fiber details.
As for performance, the Arrinera supercar is expected to come with a 6.2-liter LS9 V8 engine that produces 650 horsepower and 605 lb/ft of torque while mated to a Graziano six-speed transmission. Those numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph.
Finally, Arrinera is also looking at releasing a limited edition ’Series 33’ model. Details on that baby will be revealed next month. Can’t wait for the one, too.
You have to give credit to Arrinera; the Polish supercar automaker has weathered a storm of controversy following the release of their supercar concept, the Venocara.
One of the criticisms involved the design of the supercar, which a lot of people thought looked eerily similar to the styling language of Lamborghini. Arrinera denied all those claims and to seemingly prove a point to its detractors, they decided to release the first sketches of the production model of the supercar.
To be fair, the sketch doesn’t look like a Lamborghini; it looks like a Lamborghini AND a McLaren rolled into one.
The complete design won’t be released until at least the end of the year, but judging from the sketches, we expect nothing less than to be blow away. We’ve heard and seen about the Venocara for quite some time now and the car’s engine specs - a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with 641 horsepower and 605 lb/ft of torque - are nothing to sleep over.
The supercar will also feature a carbon Kevlar body and a Noble-designed chassis; two qualities that aren’t exactly standard equipment in the industry. The future Arrinera supercar is also capable of hitting 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 211 mph.
Check out the sketches provided and let us know what you think of the Venocara. Does it stand a chance in vehicular court?
Okay, so we wrote a nice review about the Arrinera Venocara supercar hailing from Poland and we make the observation that this car “looks a hell of a lot like a Lamborghini.” Apparently, the Polish media thought the same, as Jacek Balkan outright accused Arrinera of building this new supercar from a Lamborghini kit available through Polish kit car manufacturer Bojar. Later, Arrinera’s CEO Lukasz Tomkiewicz adamantly denied all accusations and even addressed the usage of an Audi A6 C5 air conditioning panel and instrument cluster.
We can admit that the resemblance between the Lambo and the Arrinera Venocara is striking, but the automotive world is chock-full of copycats and information sharing, so it may just be happenstance. We are not prepared to pass judgment until we put all three of the vehicles in question, the Lamborghini Reventon, the Bojar El Toro Kit, and the Arrinera Venocara on trial in TopSpeed court.
We will closely examine all of the evidence on each car and come to our final ruling as to whether or not this truly is a slightly modified kit car to help boost the blossoming company’s stock, or simply a case of copycatting gone too far.
Click past the jump to view the entire TopSpeed trial…
For the most part, most of today’s supercars call the European continent their home. The growing trend of these high-powered machines has stretched far and wide in the continent with established countries like Germany, Italy, and the UK being joined in the supercar arms race by Sweden, Denmark, and Spain, among other countries.
Now you can add Poland to the mix.
The country best known for their polish sausages is set to introduce their very first supercar courtesy of Arrinera Automotive. The name for this Lamborghini-inspired beast hasn’t been announced yet, but Arrinera has nonetheless released a number of renderings to give us a first look on what to expect when this Polish hammer hits the streets in the future.
UPDATE 02/10/12: Arrinera has unveiled a new video that takes us behind the scenes of the official video previously unveiled. The video depicts the enormous effort made by the producer Lazniak.com as well as the Arrinera team. Hit the jump to watch the video.
UPDATE 05/02/12: Arrinera has officially released the final specs of the Venocara Supercar, as well as the pricing details for it. Find out how powerful this Polish supercar really is and how big of a hole it’s going to have on your pockets after the jump!
This review has been updated with official details of the Arrinera Supercar
Lee Noble is no neophyte in the supercar business, having already been involved in a number of exotic automotive ventures in the past. After founding Noble Supercars, Noble was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the M600. After selling the company a few years ago, Noble went ahead and established a new South Africa-based brand: Fenix Automotive.
Now, there’s word that Noble has become involved with another start-up exotic builder, Poland’s Arrinera Automotive. The skepticism surrounding the production of Arrinera’s Venocara supercar was justified when the car was unveiled a few months ago, mostly because of a lack of substantial funds to support the entire project. But now that Noble has entered the picture - he reportedly bought a five-percent share in the company - the entire Venocara project seems to have gained some traction.
As part of the agreement, both Arrinera and Fenix are hatching an agreement to create a small group of different brands that will build and develop their own respective supercars. The first step to this collaboration will constitute Fenix selling 50 percent of the company to Arrinera sometime this year, with the end game being that all these brands will form a powerful supercar network in the future.
We don’t know how all of this will play out, but it does create a little bit of excitement to see a group of start-up companies join forces to give the old guards of the industry a serious run for their money.