As auto enthusiasts, we are no stranger to numbers. Our lives are run a quarter mile at a time by 0-60 times, stopping distances, number of cylinders, fuel economy, price tag, boost pressure, and perhaps most importantly, horsepower. So how does this set of digits sound to you: 1, 5, 750, and 3400000? If that still sounds fairly reasonable, then you’re probably the elite demographic that W Motors is catering to with the 2013 Qatar Auto Show release of the exclusive Lykan HyperSport.
Back in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron shocked the automotive world with an equally staggering set of numbers. 4, 10, 16, 253, 1001, and 1250000. 4 turbochargers, 10 radiators, 16 cylinders, a top speed of 253mph, 1001 horsepower, and a price tag of $1.25M. Auto enthusiasts and publications the world over had never seen anything like it. Fast forward eight years and UAE-based W Motors has released the first Arab hypercar to the world.
According to their website, W Motors will only produce 5 copies of each model they release, beginning with the Lykan HyperSport. Partnered with Germany’s famed Porsche tuner Ruf for engine work, W Motors says the exclusive HyperSport will produce roughly 750 horsepower at an even more exclusive $3.4M.
So if $3.4M doesn’t buy you the most horsepower in the world or even the world’s fastest top speed, what does that pocket change sum of money get you? Well, quite simply, diamond-encrusted taillights/headlights for a start.
The entire cabin is crafted in Italy and purportedly bedecked in any number of precious gemstones.
And then there’s the striking body. With the HyperSport, it looks like W Motors took a leaf out of Lamborghini’s design book and added a few dozen more acute angles and axe hits here and there.
Taking the time to look at the car in the round, you can start to identify a number of different sources of inspiration including lines from the McLaren MP4-12C, P1, and even hints of the Audi R8.
We’ll be most interested once the first customer takes delivery and we get a shot of what a properly fancy cabin looks like. Otherwise, looks like it’s time to get serious about saving up for the W Motors 2013 Lykan HyperSport.
Source: W Motors and Omar Chatriwala