An automotive masterpiece designed to change our perception of perfection, here’s the outrageous ‘ultra-luxury hypercar’ Lykan Hypersport 2013 from Beirut-based W Motors, the first Arab coach-builder of high performance luxury sports cars based in the Middle East, which will make its impressive sales debut at the Qatar Auto Show starting January 29th in Doha.
Labeled as the most exclusive, luxurious and technologically advanced Hypercar in the world that boasts never-seen-before cutting-edge technologies inside and out, the Arab’s first sports car Lykan Hypersport 2013 is limited to just 7 cars, and is aimed for the ultra-elite clientele of the Middle East, Far East, Africa and Eastern European markets.
The Lykan Hypersports can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 2.8 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 390 kph with the help of its mid-rear positioned 750 horsepower engine, notably comes equipped with diamond-encrusted LED lights, gold-plated hood, and gold-stitched interior leather, which will guarantee that the passengers travel in style.
Notably, the proud owners of this $3.4 million Lykan that comes with 24-hour concierge service will also be awarded with a Special Edition Cyrus Klepcys Watch, worth over $200,000 and limited to just 7 units.
Designed, developed and built by the legends of the automotive industry, including the Magna Steyr Italia, RUF Automobile, Studiotorino, Viotti, ID4MOTION in a time period of 6-years, the Lykan Hypersport 2013 is actually the brainchild of Beirut-born car designer Ralph Debbas, who is the lead investor, chairman and CEO of W Motors, and has track record of designing several concepts for such luxury automakers like Land Rover and Aston Martin, before starting W Motors in 2006.
The other technical headlights of this wild, angular machine includes a reverse door opening system, a state-of-the-art 3D Virtual Holographic Display with Tactile Interaction, an innovative ID4Motion Interactive Dashboard.
Besides, we have also earlier seen some of the other supercars like the Rimac Concept One electric, the ultimate supercar McLaren P1, the $370,000 Slovenian supercar Tushek Renovatio T500, the 2013 Arrinera Supercar which is described as the new batmobile, the Lamborghini Reventón, the Gray Design's Zeus Twelve machines, the Faralli & Mazzanti's Evantra supercar which is limited to just 5 examples, the Pagani's Huayra 'God of Wind’ supercar, and the Hennessey Performance's $1.25-million Venom GT2 hypercar which produces whopping 1500 horsepower.
COMMENTARY: The advanced technology incorporated into the Lykan Hypersport supercar like the 3D Virtual Holographic Display with Tactile Interaction and innovative ID4Motion Interactive Dashboard and the other luxury imbellishments, especially the diamonds and rubies in the LED lighting could be worth the $3.4 million price tag. The fact that only 7 of these cars will be produced for delivery in September 2014 establishes the Lykan Hypersport as one of the rarest supercars of its pedigree on the market today.
W Motors guarantees that the Lykan Hypersport can generate 750 horsepower and claims that their supercar can go at a top speed of 395 KM or 245 MPH and clock 0 to 100 KP/H in 2.8 seconds (62 MPH in 2.8 seconds) is pretty darn impressive. That's in the same league as the new Ferrari LaFerrari ($1 million) and Bugatti Veyron ($2.4 million), two cars that really impress yours truly, but I could never afford.
I don't have the complete technical specifications or was able to view a video of a test drive of a production Lykan Hypersport, so it's hard to really get too excited about one of the most expensive cars in the world. Rumors that up to 100 very rich individuals from the Middle East have expressed an interest in buying a Lykan Hypersport is impressive, but they are just rumors. Money speaks louder than words.
Courtesy of an article dated January 24, 2013 appearing in BornRich.com