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W Motors unveils US$3.4 million Lykan Hypersport

W Motors unveils US$3.4 millio...
The $3.4 million Lykan Hypersports from W Motors
The $3.4 million Lykan Hypersports from W Motors
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The $3.4 million Lykan Hypersports from W Motors
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The $3.4 million Lykan Hypersports from W Motors
Side view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
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Side view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
Front view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
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Front view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
Rear view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
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Rear view of W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
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W Motors' Lykan Hypersport
Inspired by the Arabic symbol for seven, angles are everywhere on the Lykan Hypersport
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Inspired by the Arabic symbol for seven, angles are everywhere on the Lykan Hypersport
The LED headlights feature diamond-encrusted white gold
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The LED headlights feature diamond-encrusted white gold
The LED headlights feature diamond-encrusted white gold
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The LED headlights feature diamond-encrusted white gold
A special plate embedded in the roof above the rear window displays the number of the vehicle
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A special plate embedded in the roof above the rear window displays the number of the vehicle
W Motors' logo
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W Motors' logo
The Lykan Hypersport's rear light
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The Lykan Hypersport's rear light
The Lykan Hypersport's rear light
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The Lykan Hypersport's rear light
The Lykan Hypersport's wheel
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The Lykan Hypersport's wheel
The Lykan Hypersport's V-shaped intake
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The Lykan Hypersport's V-shaped intake
The Lykan Hypersport features a “Virtual Holographic Display”
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The Lykan Hypersport features a “Virtual Holographic Display”
The Lykan Hypersport's key and seats
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The Lykan Hypersport's key and seats
The Lykan Hypersport instrument cluster
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The Lykan Hypersport instrument cluster
The Lykan Hypersport interior
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The Lykan Hypersport interior
The Lykan Hypersport's digital instrument cluster
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The Lykan Hypersport's digital instrument cluster
Buyers can deck their Lykan Hypersport out in sapphires, rubies or emeralds
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Buyers can deck their Lykan Hypersport out in sapphires, rubies or emeralds
Lykan Motorsport buyers get a limited edition Cyrus Klepcy watch valued at $200,000
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Lykan Motorsport buyers get a limited edition Cyrus Klepcy watch valued at $200,000
Color options of te Lykan Hypersport
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Color options of te Lykan Hypersport
The Lykan Hypersport's specs
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The Lykan Hypersport's specs
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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
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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29 comments
JPAR
DISGUSTING - the car, the price, the bling, anyone who buys one.
mrhuckfin
The price is just WAY beyond the pale! But it is a good looking car I will say that much for it? :-)
Chris D
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!!
bergamot69
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.
dewaldswarts
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...
Robert Hirsch
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 $
Vince Pack
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.
Mirmillion
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.
Suman M Subramanian
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.
ukrauskopf
looks like a bad cross between Robocop and Werewolf (lycan)