Furious 7 Behind The Scenes With Lykan Hypersport: Video
If you haven’t seen the trailer for the new Fast & Furious installment, simply called Furious 7, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I mean, at this point, Furious 7 is really just trying to one-up F&F 1-6, right?
Either way, the new one features all the typical hijinks you’d expect. That means tire-shredding car chases, ridiculous stunts, wanton violence, and face-palming one-liners: all necessary components of an entertaining action film, if you ask me.
One of the more memorable stunts takes place between two skyscrapers in Dubai, where a Lykan Hypersport seems to momentarily sprout wings en route to a crash landing in an adjacent lower floor. It’s a neat way to show off multiple angles of a $3.4 million car, but like any decent trailer should, it leaves you wanting more.
For those of you incapable of waiting until Furious 7 is released on April 3rd, YouTuber RossoCorsa10 is bringing some behind the scenes footage from the set tucked away somewhere in the UAE. We see a gaggle of red Lykans (must be movie cars and not actual examples, right?!), plus a few snippets of leaked footage undergoing editing.
Some say the series is no longer about cars, but I disagree. It’s just the stock has been upgraded from Mitsubishis with to ultra-rare hypercars. The result, however, is still the same: gratuitous mechanical abuse and plenty of pyrotechnics. And thank goodness for that.
Click Continue Reading to learn about the Lykan Hypersport.
Lebanon-based W Motors is the first Middle Eastern automaker to produce a supercar, and clearly, they aren’t holding back. First, there’s the price: $3.4 million for one of the seven examples created means the Lykan Hypersport is the third-most expensive car ever made, behind the $4.5 million Lamborghini Veneno and $8 million Maybach Exelero. Which begs the question – how can W Motors possibly justify that kind of outlay?
Well, to begin with, it looks like a spaceship from the future. Extremely aggressive lines and angles coalesce to form vents and wings and all kinds of interesting things like that. Options include jewel-encrusted LED headlights, which boast titanium blades studded with 420 diamonds. Of course, buyers can opt for rubies, sapphires, or yellow diamonds in case white diamonds are just too passé.
The interior is digitally enhanced with touchscreens and holograms, there are acres of carbon fiber, and everything is draped in the finest materials in the world.
For motive power, W Motors sourced a crate engine from German Porsche tuner RUF. The powerplant is a twin-turbo, 3.7-liter flat-six with 740 horsepower and 708 pound-feet of torque. The Lykan has a curb weight of only 3,042 pounds, which means it will supposedly accelerate to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 mph.
Sounds extremely impressive, to say the least. But the real question remains – will it be able to contain Vin Diesel’s triceps?