The Hyper Sport supercar was first teased last year, with an impressive list of numbers that looked more like a wish-list than reality.
But the arrival of the first production model strengthens W Motor’s claims that the AU$3.75 million Hyper Sport can deliver.
Power comes from an RUF-tuned 3.7 litre Porsche twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, producing 574kW and 960Nm which is coupled to a Porsche-sourced PDK gearbox.
W Motors claims the Hyper Sport can achieve the zero to 100km/h sprint in just 2.6 seconds, on its way to a dizzying top speed of 385km/h.
The Hyper Sport also features diamonds in the headlights and tail lights, a gold-plated bonnet and gold stitching in the interior along with a holographic centre display.
Exclusivity won’t be a problem for Hyper Sport customers either, with a production run of just seven units planned.
Following on from the Lykan Hyper Sport will be the Lykan Super Sport, with production expected to begin in 2015.
The Super Sport is far less expensive and less exclusive, with an estimated price tag of around AU$1.72 million and 25 examples to be built.
While the Super Sport will make-do without the diamonds, gold and holographic display, W Motors plans to keep the weight below 1200kg while winding the power figure all the way up to 1000 HP (745kW).
Speaking with The UAE’s The National, W Motors CEO Ralph Debbas said that more development was around the corner for the supercar-maker.
“We have a lot of things in development [including] hybrid systems and KERs systems,” Mr Debbas said.
“We’re using the Lykan as a base and seeing how we can develop it to the extreme. The Hyper Sport is an incredible car to drive, but the Super Sport – coming next year – will be an even better performance car.”
W Motors established a headquarters in Dubai 12 months ago with a view to basing the entire production process in the UAE in the future.
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