The Arab world’s first high performance luxury sports car, the LykanHypersport 2013 will be showcased at the Qatar Motor Show on the 29th of January. Only seven units will be produced of the ultra-luxury hypercar with the price set at 3,400,000 US dollars (12,410,000 Qatari riyals), positioning it as the most exclusive sports car the world has seen yet.
The car is manufactured by W Motors, a Lebanese company based in Beirut. According to an auto expert, “this car heralds in the formation of an exclusive automotive industry in the region.”
“When we initially set up the company in Beirut earlier this year, our launch event attracted thousands of people from the automotive industry, media, politicians, and VIPs,” said Lebanese-born Ralph Debbas, W Motors’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only did we herald in the formation of an exclusive automotive industry in the region, but I do believe that our first model, the LykanHypersport 2013, raises the bar for hypercars worldwide.”
Some of the stunning specifications of the Lykan hypercar: a flat 6, twin-turbo, mid-rear positioned 750 horsepower engine delivering 1000 NM of torque takes the vehicle from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.8 seconds to reach the break neck maximum speed of 390 kilometers per hour. To put that in perspective, that’s over 100 km/hr faster than the take off speed of the world’s largest commercial jet – the Airbus 380.
For those that enjoy the finer things in life, the lavishness of the LykanHypersport 2013 takes luxury to a whole new level. Diamond encrusted LED lights and gold-stitched interior leather guarantee that the passengers travel in style. Other high-level specifications include a reverse door opening system, a state-of-the-art 3D Virtual Holographic Display with Tactile Interaction, and an innovative ID4Motion Interactive Dashboard. Owners will be at no loss of where to go with a 24-hour dedicated concierge service. And as a gift for buying the most exclusive car in the market, owners will be awarded with a Special Edition Cyrus Klepcys Watch, worth over 200,000 US dollars. Like the LykanHypersport 2013, only seven watches will be produced.
“We worked six years with some of the biggest names in the automotive industry to create this revolutionary car,” said Debbas. “Exclusivity, high-performance specs, and luxury – thanks to our partners, we got everything right with the Lykan.”
The list of partners that worked on the development of the Lykan reads like a VIP’who’s-who’ list in the industry: Magna Steyr Italia (engineering and manufacturing consultants), RUF Automobile (technical consultants and suppliers), Studiotorino (modeling consultants), Viotti (prototype and model manufacturing), ID4MOTION (technology integration developers).
“We only worked with the best in the field, and not by coincidence, a majority of these companies are based in Italy, a country with a proud tradition of producing some of the most iconic sports cars in history,” added Debbas. “And now, through this partnership, not only did we produce a one-of-a-kind car, but also, with great pride, the first exclusively Arab brand of hypercars, an icon about to mark the industry forever”
Photo credit Courtesy W Motors