Since winning 2013’s Best New Exotic car award here on Car-Revs-Daily.com, the W Motors team has been anything but idle. The Lykan HyperSport’s whirlwind tour continues this spring with its European debut in Monaco April 17th through the 20th.
Despite not exactly being street-legal in Europe and the United States yet — that is not likely to be a problem for this hypercar’s ~ten total owners. Not street legal there?
Here is how the buyer conversations might go…
“Let’s have the Lykan as our Paul Ricard HTTT track car, or maybe we should just order it shipped to the Singapore penthouse?”
This is a level of affluence that means the Lykan will probably have its own special parking space.
In the cargo hold of a an owner’s A380!
It is an amazing machine — with powertrains by RUF that owe their original boxer layouts to Porsche — before being heavily upgraded to a race-winning level of power output.
The Lykan also has a very appealing and unique aesthetic to every component, which speaks to the ultra-demanding clientele in this price range. It is not just a car: it is a showpiece.
But this artwork can dance sideways and hit 60-mph in just 2.8 seconds! It also has holographic dash displays, diamonds in its LED headlights, a carbon-fiber key to automatically open the scissor suicide doors on approach, and many more stunning features throughout.
Cruise over to the W Motors site for even more info — and stay tuned for the next-gen SuperSport, which is promised to be slightly more affordable and produced in higher numbers than this extremely exclusive launch model for W Motors.
Or even better, the Lykan’s facebook page will keep you updated on all the car’s adventures and achievements.
Perhaps closer on the horizon than the SuperSport is W Motors Racing – which is teased below showing a full LeMans-level aerodynamic overhaul of the Lykan’s nose…
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2014 Lykan HyperSport — TECH SPECIFICATIONS
Carbon Composite Body
Unique W Motors Styling
Exclusive Exterior Paint Schemes
Boxer Type, 228.6 in3, 3746 cc Flat 6
Twin Turbocharger with Independent Intercooler
Mid-Rear mounted engine
Rear Wheel Drive
Fully Catalyzed, stainless steel exhaust system with active bypass valves
Max Power 552KW (770hp) at 7100 rpm
Max Torque 960Nm at 4000 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds
Acceleration 0-200 km/h (0-125 mph) in 9.4 seconds
Maximum Speed 385 km/h (240 mph) (dependent on the gear ratios)
Six Speed Sequential Gear or Seven Speed Dual Clutch PDK
Limited Slip Differential
Transversely Rear Mounted
Front Axle: McPherson-strut, anti-roll bar
Rear Axle: Multi-link suspension, horizontal coil over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
WHEELS AND TIRES
Front Wheels: 8.5” x 19”
Back Wheels: 12.5” x 20”
Front Tires: 255/35 ZR 19
Back Tires: 335/30 ZR 20
6 piston aluminum mono-bloc calipers ventilated, cross drilled ceramic composite discs
Brake Disc Diameter: 15 / 15 in (380 / 380 mm)
Brake Disk Thickness: 1.3 / 1.3 in (34 / 34 mm)
Anti-lock Braking System, Bosch ABS 8.0
ABS, ASR and ABD
Traction Control (TC)
Urban: 20.0 – Non-Urban: 9.9
CO2 Emission (g/kg): 311
Efficiency Category: G
Carbon Fiber Center Console finish
Multifunction Sports Steering Wheel
Dual-Stage Driver/Passenger Front Airbags
Electrical and Heated Exterior Mirrors
Heated Rear Screen
Automatic Temperature Control
Premium Sound System
Bluetooth® Telephone Preparation
Satellite Navigation System
Rear View Camera (360 All Around Camera)
Alarm (with volumetric and tilt sensor) and immobilizer
Remote Control Central Door Locking and Boot Release
Remote Control Door Opening (1+1) and (Engine Ignition)
Tracking Device (Upon Request)
LED Ambient Lighting
Advanced Digital Cluster
9” Hologram Display with Interactive Motion
Gesture Recognition (Virtual Sensors)
Electrically Adjustable Sports Seats
Special W Motors Seats with Carbon Fiber Blades
Dual Tone Leather with Gold Wire Stitching
Titanium LED Blades with 420 Diamonds (15cts)
Length: 4480 mm (175 in)
Width: 1944 mm (76.5 in)
Height: 117 mm (45 in)
Wheelbase: 2625 mm (103.3 in)
Front Track: 1506 mm (59.3 in)
Back Track: 1585 mm (62.4 in)
Estimated Kerb Weight: 1380 kg
Official Details below from W Motors.
W Motors Makes European Debut in 11th Edition of Top Marques Monaco
Dubai, March 2014 – Prominent automotive company, W Motors S.A.L, is set to make its first public European Debut at Top Marques Monaco in April with its Lykan HyperSport (Prototype Zero). The luxury & supercar show will take place at The Grimaldi Forum-Monaco from the 17th to 20th of April, 2014 under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The Lykan HyperSport is touted as the most luxurious, exclusive and technologically advanced hypercar in the world. This revolutionary car comes with a Flat 6, Twin-Turbo Mid-Rear engine, engineered with the perfect balance between power, torque and speed, offering 770HP and 1000NM of torque along a 7 Speed Dual Clutch transmission, 0 to 100 KM/H in less than 2.8 seconds with a maximum speed of 395 KM/H. It also features a one of a kind holographic display with interactive motion and tactile interaction, an advanced ID4Motion dashboard and a uniquely developed reverse mechanical doors system. Adding a touch of modern luxury, the “Lykan” comes with Diamond encrusted LED lights, a 24h/24h global elite concierge service and a unique patented design Cyrus Klepcys watch dedicated to “Lykan” owners only.
Speaking of the event, the CEO of W Motors, Mr. Ralph Debbas said, “We are so honored to be part of this prestigious event and I can’t think of a better scene than Top Marques Monaco to introduce our incredible Hypercar to Europe for the first time.”
About W Motors SAL
Established in Lebanon since 2012, W Motors is the first Arabian manufacturer of Hypercars. Headquartered in Dubai UAE since early 2013, the Company launched its first prototype model ‘The Lykan HyperSport’ last January at the International Qatar Motor Show, gathering international recognition and global exposure, and has made its World Debut for its first Pre Production Car in Dubai, the “Lykan HyperSport 2014”, during the Dubai International Motor Show, on the 5th of November 2013.
Lykan Hypersport’s design and all other models were developed and execute under the supervision of style director Anthony Jannarelly. Operating in several facilities in Europe and collaborating with International partners and suppliers in the Automotive industry to launch its first Hypercar in the market (Magna Steyr, StudioTorino, Ruf Automobile, ID4Motion etc.…), W Motors plans to relocate its factories and manufacturing facilities to the UAE in the coming year.
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