The Arab world’s first supercar has been unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show. Called the Lykan Hypersport, it is the creation of supercar startup W Motors.
Founded by Ralph Debbas and working in collaboration with Italy’s Magna Steyr Torino and Germany’s RUF, W Motors first brought out the Lykan Hypersport concept a year ago.
For the Dubai Motor Show, W Motors has wheeled out two pre-production models for the show, one in gunmetal grey and the other in blue. Costing a staggering $3.4 million each, W Motors intends to build seven cars for its wealthy customers.
To justify the price tag, the Lykan Hypersport will incorporate jewels and precious metals in its construction, and features advanced technologies, including an interactive holographic display system. W Motors intends to use diamonds for the detailing in the full LED headlights.
The Lykan Hypersport is built on a bespoke platform and powered by a turbocharged 3.7-litre flat-six engine developed by renowned Porsche tuner, RUF. It delivers as much as 560kW (750 hp) and is reportedly capable of propelling the supercar to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 395km/h (245mph).
A milder Lykan Supersport is also planned. It will be built on the same platform and a detuned version of the Hypersport’s engine.
Owners enter the car’s cabin via a pair of suicide-style doors, a first on a supercar. Inside, the cabin is filled with premium materials, including carbon fibre, titanium and precious stones. Owners will also receive a Cyrus Klepcys watch, said to be worth around $200,000.