W Motors brings 900-hp Fenyr Supersport to life in Dubai
The average supercar company has a way of debuting like an angry lion casting a long, booming roar across an otherwise still, silent savannah. Rarely was that ever as true as it was for W Motors, the Dubai-based supercar maker that in 2013 introduced itself with a car it fancied the world's most expensive, luxurious and exclusive: the $3.4 million 750-hp Lykan Hypersport. Funny thing, as wild of a debut as that was, it didn't prove W Motors' most powerful supercar for very long. That title now belongs to the all-new Fenyr Supersport, which debuted this week and stole a roaring lion's share of the spotlight from its pretty-boy brother.
While the Lykan was designed with luxury in mind, complete with nonsense like diamond-encrusted headlights, the Fenyr Supersport is a purer effort focused strictly on performance, power and speed. It packs 900 hp and 885 lb-ft (1,200 Nm) of torque, numbers that bring to mind the 10- or 12-cylinder engine one expects to find in one of the world's most powerful, most expensive all-new supercars. W Motors goes a different route, though, relying on a 4.0-liter flat six-cylinder hooked up to twin turbochargers.
Sourced from German Porsche conversion shop RUF Automobile, the flat-six is mounted in mid-rear position and secured to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It offers the potential for a 0-62 mph run of around 2.7 seconds, a tenth quicker than the Lykan but still behind world leaders like the Porsche 918 and Bugatti Veyron. W Motors lists top speed at 400 km/h (248.5 mph), a bump in the right direction from the Lykan's listed 385 km/h (240 mph).
The Fenyr's general shape is much the same as the Lykan, but the many additional cuts, breaks and angles across the carbon fiber body give it a more extreme, track-focused appearance. In particular, the floating fenders, sharpened side intakes, thoroughly sculpted hood, reworked front and rear aerodynamics, and new front and rear light designs make it look downright abusive.
W doesn't say how the tradeoff between added power and performance versus excessive luxury bling will affect the car's price, but only 25 mega-millionaires will be scratching that figure into their checkbooks.
We plan to report back on other specs and pricing in the future and hopefully give you a look at how W Motors has adapted its "holographic display" to this car's performance focus. In the meantime, get an eyeful of the exterior in our gallery.
Source: W Motors
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They didn't say how much it would cost, just that it would be less than it's fansy pants brother.
After all it's a mass production model at 25!