Ralph R. Debbas and Sari El Khali established W Motors in 2012 in the Middle East in hopes of designing an automobile that successfully combined luxury living with the highly desired horsepower of other competitive million dollar sports cars. In 2013, W Motors did just that at the Qatar Auto Show.
The high-end, luxury sports car world now has a new inductee that is claimed to rival the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The new Lykan Hyper Sport by W Motors is estimated to cost $3.4 million and is considered to be the first luxury sports car out of the Middle East. The motor company plans to go along with the “one of a kind” pattern and will only manufacture seven in all.
The Lykan is outfitted with a twin-turbo charged flat-six engine positioned mid-rear with 750bhp. The Lykan’s pickup power can go from 0-60mph (0-100 kmh) in 2.8 seconds, causing whiplash so bad that the driver may feel like they have just broken the sound barrier. The Lykan’s top speed can reach 245mph (395kmh) with torque levels of 1,000 Nm (737lb ft). These stats are just under the Bugatti’s top speed of 267mph, 0-62mph in 2.46 seconds with a torque of 922lb ft.
If the mechanics of the car don’t intrigue you, then maybe the design of the Hyper Sport will tug at your ultimate luxury seeking heart. Designed with encrusted diamonds outlined in white gold to surround LED headlights, the Lykan may be considered by a few to be slightly over the top.
If that isn’t enough, then those looking to purchase the car can request that rubies, emeralds or sapphires be integrated into the interior of the car. Gold stitched leather wraps around the chairs, and a cutting edge, holographic instrument panel stretches across the dashboard. If buyers weren’t already sold on the interior and exterior enough for the high payout, W Motors is also giving out Cyrus Klepcy watches to buyers. The watches run at $200,000 apiece.
The W Motors website maintains a cloud of secrecy, as the site rarely shares insight beyond just quick glimpses of the advanced technology and the car company’s endeavor to find the balance between engineering and design in hopes of creating a masterpiece. The HyperSport seems to be only available to the “elite” in the Middle East, and deliveries are expected to begin by the end of the year. Evidence from the site suggests that a second version of the Lykan Hyper Sport will be revealed sometime soon under the name Lykan SuperSport.
Chelsea Lewis is a lover of high end luxury sports cars, and often daydreams about owning one. Until then, she is stuck with new car reviews and daydreaming in her tiny blue Toyota Yaris.