New Wolf In Town Has Quite A Bite
Well known supercars like Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, and a few not so well known manufacturers like Bugatti and Keating, all have super-fast, super powerful models, reaching 200 mph plus speeds, and sub three second 0-60 times.
A car company, W Motors, one that I have never heard of, has produced a vehicle to compete for speed supremacy. It is called the Lykan HyperSport. If youâ€™re not familiar with the term Lykan (Lycan), it is an advanced species of werewolf.
However, this wolf runs on gasoline, prowls around the pavement and eats up its competition. In a world of speed, many automobile manufacturers step up to the plate with newer, faster versions, of their current vehicle line-up. Some even debut their rockets on four wheels at auto shows. Such is the case of W Motors, Lykan HyperSport.
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The concept version of the Lykan was revealed earlier this year at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show.
W Motors plans on debuting the production version Lykan HyperSport near their headquarters at the Dubai International Motor Show between November 5 and 9, 2013. Then W Motors will begin production of the Lykan Targa or the less expensive Lykan SuperSport.
Not only is this car fast, W Motors has fitted it with a little bit of luxury too. The interior has an advanced ID4 Motion dashboard, a holographic central display HUD with motion and tactile interaction from a fighter jet. Plus it is illuminated with diamond encrusted LED lights. The seats are stitched in gold and the buyer will receive a Cyrus Klepcys watch valued at $300,000.
The scissor, reverse-opening doors are remote controlled and exterior body panels are layered armor-plate-style and made out of Kevlar carbon. W Motors claims the Lykan HyperSport is â€śthe most luxurious, exclusive and technologically advanced hypercar in the world.â€ť
W Motors has not released the engine size, but it will be a twin-turbocharged, mid-engine, flat-six, producing 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. It is matched to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission pushing the performance to near record speeds. The Lykan can sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 245 mph.
Price tag for owning this exotic machine will run the buyer $3.4 million, which is the worldâ€™s most expensive car and the first supercar from Arabia.
The styling of the car was inspired by the symbol â€śV,â€ť which is the Arabic symbol for the number seven. This was the basis for W Motors plans for only seven units of this new super car to be produced for public sale.
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