Lykan HyperSport

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Lykan HyperSport
Lykan HyperSport.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer W Motors
Production 2013–2016
Model years 2013–2016
Assembly Beirut, Lebanon
Designer Anthony Jannarelly [1]
Body and chassis
Class sports car (S)
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout RMR layout
Powertrain
Engine 3.7 L twin-turbo Flat-six engine
Transmission 6-speed Sequential manual transmission
7-speed Dual-clutch transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,625 mm (103.3 in)
Length 4,480 mm (176.4 in)
Width 1,944 mm (76.5 in)
Height 1,170 mm (46.1 in)
Kerb weight 1,380 kg (3,042 lb)
Chronology
Successor Fenyr SuperSport

The Lykan Hypersport is a Lebanese limited production supercar built by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company, founded in 2012 in Lebanon with the collaboration of Lebanese, French,[2] and Italian engineers.[3] It is the first sports car to be designed and produced indigenously in the Middle East. [4]

The production of the car was limited to a planned total of just seven units.[5] The first pre-production Lykan HyperSport was launched at the Qatar Motor Show in February 2013.[6]

Pricing[edit]

At US$3.4 million, the Lykan HyperSport is the third most expensive production car built to date, after the exclusive (seven created, three sold) Lamborghini Veneno (US$4.6 million)[7] and Maybach Exelero concept (US$8 million).[8] The HyperSport is the first car to have headlights with embedded jewels; they contain titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts).;[9] although buyers have a selection of rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, and sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle's headlights at purchase based on the color choice. The car also utilizes a holographic display system on the center console with interactive motion features, as well as gold stitching on the seats. There is a discrepancy among sources as to how many cars have been sold, with reports varying from four to seven sales. At least two of the cars have been sold, one to an anonymous buyer, as revealed in a YouTube video by W Motors, and the Abu Dhabi Police Edition.

Specifications[edit]

Powertrain[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a 3.7 litre (3746cc) twin-turbocharged flat-six engine developed by RUF,[10] producing a maximum of 581.6 kW (780 hp) at 7,100 rpm and 960 N⋅m (708 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm.[11] The engine is mid-rear mounted and drives the rear wheels.

Transmission[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is available with either a 6-speed sequential manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. The transmission is paired with a limited-slip differential and is mounted transversely at the rear of the vehicle.[12]

Suspension[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport uses MacPherson strut suspension on the front axle of the vehicle, and multi-link suspension with horizontal coil over shock absorbers at the rear axle. Anti-roll bars are also installed at both axles.[12]

Wheels[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is equipped with forged aluminum wheels with diameters of 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. The tires are Pirelli P Zeros with codes of 255/35 ZR 19 for the front and 335/30 ZR 20 for the rear. The brakes are ventilated ceramic composite discs, with a diameter of 380mm and six-piston aluminum calipers at the front and rear.[12]

Performance[edit]

The manufacturer claims a top speed of 395 km/h (245 mph), depending on the gear ratio setup. The car has claimed acceleration times of 2.8 seconds for 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) and 9.4 seconds for 0-200 km/h (0-125 mph), though no independent tests have been conducted. There was a demonstration by W Motors in 2013 in Dubai, in which they claim to have recorded the car's performance. In June 2015, the Abu Dhabi police force purchased a Lykan HyperSport.[13] The Abu Dhabi Police car is included in the total of seven, meaning only six will be available for purchase.

Media[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is featured in the film Furious 7, and the video games Project CARS, Driveclub, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Asphalt Nitro, Forza Motorsport 6, Forza Horizon 3, Forza Motorsport 7, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, CSR Racing and CSR Racing 2.[14] The Lykan can also be briefly seen in the second Fate of the Furious trailer, however, the Lykan does not make an appearance, the footage is actually from the seventh instalment in the series, Fast and Furious 7.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viknesh Vijayenthiran (22 December 2015). "Lykan HyperSport designer". Motor Authority. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Branden J. Peters (16 June 2014). "W Motors: A Conversation With The Designer Of The World's Most Controversial Supercar". Complex. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "CEO and Founder of W Motors on the Lykan Hypersport | Haute Dubai Magazine (Dubai, UAE)". www.hautedubaimagazine.com. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "W Motors: The world's first Arab supercar manufacturer". CNN. 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "W Motors unveils US$3.4 million Lykan Hypersport". www.gizmag.com. 
  6. ^ "Lykan HyperSport" (PDF). W Motors. November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Most expensive cars in the world". Daily News. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rapper pays $8m for one-off Maybach". Top Gear. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lykan Hypersport". wmotors. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lykan Hypersport Specifications". W Motors. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Specification sheet". W Motors. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  12. ^ a b c "Lykan HyperSport Technical Data" (PDF). W Motors. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  13. ^ "Abu Dhabi police adds one of world's rarest cars, Lykan HyperSport, to garage". news.com.au. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  14. ^ McCarthy, James (15 February 2013). "How the Lykan Hypersport is the last word in luxury". The National. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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