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W Motors unveils US$3.4 million Lykan Hypersport

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February 6, 2013

The $3.4 million Lykan Hypersports from W Motors

The $3.4 million Lykan Hypersports from W Motors

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When Ralph R Debbas founded W Motors in Beirut with Sari El Kahalil in July 2012, he wanted to create the world's most expensive, luxurious, and exclusive car. Well he’s made a fair fist of it with the Lykan Hypersport, which has been unveiled at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show. W Motors will limit numbers of the car, which it heralds as “the first Arabian hypercar,” to just seven, each priced from US$3.4 million.

W Motors, which is now based in Dubai, is claiming performance figures that put the rear-wheel-drive Lykan Hypersport in the same league as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sports. Powered by a mid-rear positioned, twin turbocharged flat-six engine generating 750 horsepower, W Motors says the car can go from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in a neck-snapping 2.8 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 395 km/h (245 mph).

But the exorbitant price tag isn’t just due to the car’s claimed performance. Sure to dazzle oncoming traffic, the LED headlights feature white gold surrounds encrusted with diamonds. And the bling doesn’t end there, with buyers able to choose to integrate rubies, emeralds or sapphires throughout the car depending on their color choice.

Front view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport

The interior boasts gold-stitched leather and features what the company calls a “Virtual Holographic Display,” which acts as the instrument panel.

The car’s angular styling was inspired by the Arabic symbol for seven, which is “V” and is of course considered a lucky number. This was also the thinking behind limiting the number of cars produced to seven. A special plate embedded in the roof above the rear window displays the number of the vehicle, along with the delivery date.

For their $3.4 million, buyers will also receive a limited edition Cyrus Klepcy watch valued at $200,000 and a 24/7 concierge service.

Source: W Motors

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26 Comments

DISGUSTING - the car, the price, the bling, anyone who buys one.

JPAR
6th February, 2013 @ 03:21 am PST

The price is just WAY beyond the pale! But it is a good looking car I will say that much for it? :-)

mrhuckfin
6th February, 2013 @ 04:31 am PST

The design and engineering is real so i wont hate it. The limiting to 7 produced shows they are not even close to doing this for the money.

The cost and Bling show the scale of swag some people are prepared to desire and the phrase buyer beware should be going off like an alarm. Will take some really foolish rich folks to buy these. LOL To park in their batcaves.

I love the design but the price and encrusting of precious stones? Hell no!!

Chris Mark D
6th February, 2013 @ 04:43 am PST

Just goes to show that good taste and lots of money are so very often mutually exclusive.

Guess the Sultan of Brunei will want one to add to his private collection of hundreds of rarely or never driven exotics.

bergamot69
6th February, 2013 @ 05:43 am PST

The bling is waaay over-the-top! But the design is fantastic it doesnt look like any car available today (Closest maybe is the Lamborghini Aventador) The looks scream aggression and speed and it is surely a beautiful car. They should've made 49 or something though and left out the gems and gold and crap and sold it for $1mil instead...

dewaldswarts
6th February, 2013 @ 05:47 am PST

How much is the CAR worth? Forget the gold an gemstones; that has nothing to do with engineering. I can tape a 4 million dollar diamond necklace to my hood and say that my toyota is worth 4,008,000 $

Robert Hirsch
6th February, 2013 @ 07:14 am PST

I must admit, I find the overall design in and around the car very nice. If the designer would use the proceeds from undoubtedly selling all the limited specimens to overly wealthy types and pour that money into building a serious enthusiasts car with the same general design and performance, we might have a really exciting new super car on the market! It's a shame that half these cars will virtually never be driven and the other half will (statistically likely) kill a few Red Bull pumped up children of Sheiks.

Vince Pack
6th February, 2013 @ 07:31 am PST

That's funny...a rear wheel drive car, powered by a Porsche motor, with gold and diamond "encrusted" headlights that pretends to be equal to the Bugatti (or the 911 Turbo for that matter). Good thing they are only building 7 units as they will be garage queens; to be driven gingerly around the block and used in the ongoing game of one upmanship and self-imagined male potency...

Sales staff will treat customers with the kind of reverence reserved for very wealth people; people with little or no connection to either common sense or the idea that spending 1/3 the amount might allow them to feed, clothe and educate 10,000 starving children.

Mirmillion
6th February, 2013 @ 08:21 am PST

Chris Mark D mentioned batcaves. Speaking of, the original Batmobile from the '60s TV show is even more exclusive and recently sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $4.2M ($4.62M with fees), making it more expensive too. Still, I like the styling, both exterior and interior, and the performance of the Lykan Hypersport, but encrusted gemstones? Then again, I'm several paygrades below the target demographic so I can't relate.

Suman M Subramanian
6th February, 2013 @ 08:35 am PST

looks like a bad cross between Robocop and Werewolf (lycan)

ukrauskopf
6th February, 2013 @ 09:02 am PST

Glad I don't have to drive that Erector Set gone wild.

Chris Jordan
6th February, 2013 @ 09:26 am PST

That's the best looking car I'd ever seen.

I was loving the whole thing until I read about the diamonds and gems being part of it. But that doesn't change the looks. Love it!

Milton
6th February, 2013 @ 09:47 am PST

Just another toy for the shamelessly rich!

donwine
6th February, 2013 @ 10:28 am PST

At first glance, reminded me of an Audi R-8.

Michael Shewell
6th February, 2013 @ 11:36 am PST

Can I order one for $3.2 million minus the watch? I already have a watch but not an overly-expensive supercar,

Jim Pelkey
6th February, 2013 @ 02:32 pm PST

I would say MAYBE if the car had been made with similar performance (actually a bit better would have been nice) but in a 4 seat version. After all, you're going to spend $3.4 Mil on a car, wouldn't you want to impress your friends as you all cruise around town together?

Observer101
6th February, 2013 @ 03:01 pm PST

Like people have said, the jewels are over the top and well, dumb. The car looks amazing from the side and the front...but the back doesn't look nearly as good, it looked like they were just trying their best to copy the front......which was a mistake.

The price tag is obviously way to high.

All in all, its a pretty cool (albeit over the top) car.

Derek Howe
6th February, 2013 @ 03:54 pm PST

Presumably any buyer living more than a few hundred kms from the factory will be able to afford to either transport it back 'home' or to fly in a mechanic when needed. The added 'bling' is just an who-wants-to-spend-more-money gimmick.

The Skud
6th February, 2013 @ 06:15 pm PST

I'll bet the owner of one of these does not know about the 99%. Now make it a VW kit car and you could have a 99% market.

Mark A
6th February, 2013 @ 08:42 pm PST

MOST DISTASTEFUL

Bill Bennett
6th February, 2013 @ 09:01 pm PST

W is for WOFTAM. This is the ultimate WOFTAM.

nutcase
6th February, 2013 @ 10:10 pm PST

The watch that comes with the car can buy a Ferrari...just sayin'.

nwcaldwell4
7th February, 2013 @ 11:29 am PST

I saw a post from top gear that said they are going to test one.

Daishi
7th February, 2013 @ 04:36 pm PST

"DISGUSTING - the car, the price, the bling, anyone who buys one. "

Really?

Who are you to decide for others what they have the right ton do with their money?

Who are you to judge them?

What is disgusting is self righteous hypocrites who want to decide for everyone else what they have a right to like.

Fusiontek
7th February, 2013 @ 06:19 pm PST

This car is Fugly in every sense of the word.

Zdaxxy™
8th February, 2013 @ 08:21 am PST

Hehe,... love to see people's blood boil over nonsense.

I tend to lean towards Fusiontek's comment, because frankly wealth, taste and wants are all relative.

I'm sure some kid in the poor end of India or Africa is making the same comment about how much the average Joe consumes and wastes in the 'civilised' world.

If its any consolation, given a long enough timeline, any possession regardless of value will revert to its fundamental Carbon, Silicon, Iron, Oxygen and other trace elements. More so with this vehicle when some fool tests its top speed on Saudi roads.

Nairda
10th February, 2013 @ 08:40 pm PST
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