Lykan HyperSport

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Lykan HyperSport
Lykan HyperSport.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerW Motors
Production2013–2016
Model years2013–2016
AssemblyDubai, United Arab Emirates
DesignerAnthony Jannarelly[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutRear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine3.7 L twin-turbocharged flat-six
Transmission6-speed sequential manual
7-speed dual-clutch
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,625 mm (103 in)
Length4,480 mm (176 in)
Width1,944 mm (77 in)
Height1,170 mm (46 in)
Kerb weight1,380 kg (3,042 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorFenyr SuperSport

The Lykan Hypersport is a Lebanese limited production sports car manufactured by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company, founded in 2012 in Lebanon with the collaboration of Lebanese,[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 unveiled to the public at the Qatar Motor Show in February 2013.[6]

Pricing and sales[edit]

At US$3.4 million, the Lykan HyperSport was the third most expensive production car at time of its production. The HyperSport is the first car to have headlights with embedded jewels; they contain titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts).;[7] although buyers had a selection of rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, and sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle's headlights at purchase based on the colour choice. The car also uses a holographic display system on the centre 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. In June 2015, the Abu Dhabi police force purchased a Lykan HyperSport.[8] The Abu Dhabi Police car is included in the total of seven, meaning only six were available for purchase by customers.

Specifications[edit]

Powertrain[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a 3.7 litre (3,746 cc) twin-turbocharged flat-six engine developed by Ruf Automobile,[9] producing a maximum power output of 581.6 kW (780 hp) at 7,100 rpm and 960 N⋅m (708 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm.[10] The engine has a mid-rear mounted position and transfers power to the rear wheels.

Transmission[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport was 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 car.[11]

Suspension[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport uses MacPherson strut suspension on the front axle, and multi-link suspension with horizontal coil over shock absorbers at the rear axle. Anti-roll bars are also installed at both axles.[11]

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 tyres are Pirelli P Zeros with codes of 255/35 ZR 19 for the front and 335/30 ZR 20 for the rear. The brakes have ventilated ceramic composite discs, with a diameter of 380 mm each and using six-piston aluminium callipers at the front and rear.[11]

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 of the car by W Motors in 2013 in Dubai, in which they claim to have recorded the car's performance.

Media[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is featured in the film Furious 7, and the video games Project CARS, Driveclub, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Asphalt 9: Legends, Asphalt Nitro, Forza Motorsport 6, Forza Horizon 3, Forza Motorsport 7, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, CSR Racing and CSR Racing 2.[12] 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. ^ "Lykan Hypersport". wmotors. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Abu Dhabi police adds one of world's rarest cars, Lykan HyperSport, to garage". news.com.au. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Lykan Hypersport Specifications". W Motors. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Specification sheet". W Motors. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "Lykan HyperSport Technical Data" (PDF). W Motors. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  12. ^ 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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