Lykan HyperSport

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Lykan HyperSport
Lykan Hypersport,jpg.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer W Motors
Also called Lykan
Production 2013–2017
Model years 2013–2017
Assembly Lebanon
Body and chassis
Class Supercar
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout RMR layout
Powertrain
Engine 3.7L twin-turbo Flat-six engine
Transmission 6-speed Sequential manual transmission or 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
Lykan Hypersport - Abu-Dhabi Police Edition
Lykan Hypersport - Abu-Dhabi Police Edition on display at GITEX 2015

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[1] and Italian engineers.[2] It is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East, and is featured in the film Furious 7, and the video games Project CARS, Driveclub, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Asphalt Nitro, Forza Motorsport 6, and GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, Forza Horizon 3, CSR Racing and CSR Racing 2.[3] 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 from the seventh movie, Fast and Furious 7. It is the first car to be designed and produced indigenously in the Arab World.[4]

W Motors plan to produce only seven units of the car.[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] As reference, the Lykan Hypersport is twice as expensive as the Koenigsegg Agera R (US$1.7 million).

Lykan HyperSport at Geneva Motor Show 2016

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.

Performance[edit]

The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a 3.7 litre (3746cc) twin-turbocharged Flat-six engine developed by RUF,[10] producing 581.6 kW (780 hp) and 960 N⋅m (708 lb⋅ft) of torque.[11] The manufacturer claims a top speed of 395 km/h (245 mph) and a time from 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, however there have been no independent tests of the car's performance as of yet. 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.[12] The Abu Dhabi Police car is included in the total of seven, meaning only six will be available for purchase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "CEO and Founder of W Motors on the Lykan Hypersport | Haute Dubai Magazine (Dubai, UAE)". www.hautedubaimagazine.com. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, James (15 February 2013). "How the Lykan Hypersport is the last word in luxury". The National. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  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. ^ "Abu Dhabi police adds one of world's rarest cars, Lykan HyperSport, to garage". news.com.au. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
Lykan Hypersport - Abu-Dhabi Police Edition on display at GITEX 2015

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