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Lykan Hypersport

While the recent Super Bowl game may be more of a passing fancy in our part of the world, in the US it’s kind of a big deal. Over in America, the Big Game is one of the most watched television broadcasts of the year. And that makes it a showcase for the best ads that companies want to show, including carmakers and movie studios.

One of the thrilling trailers shown during Super Bowl Sunday was a sneak peek at Furious 7, the official name of the latest installment in the surprisingly successful Fast & Furious movie series. That clip was a teaser for the second full trailer of the movie, released today. Here’s the action-packed preview:

 

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If you’re a car nut like us, you must have wondered after all the explosions, car chases and tough talk: What was that red supercar that Dominic Toretto crashes through a skyscraper, and lands in another skyscraper, while Jason Statham’s character shoots a grenade launcher at him? (Actually, the last time we saw a scene that ludicrous was during one of, well, Jason Statham’s Transporter movies.)

The red sports car--which looks impressive, although the design kind of resembles a squashed Lamborghini Aventador--is none other than the Lykan HyperSport, built by W Motors. It was announced almost two years ago at the Qatar Motor Show. W Motors calls its creation the first Arab supercar.

The HyperSport is a rear-wheel-drive, mid-engine high-performance machine, powered by a twin-turbo boxer engine built by legendary Porsche tuner Ruf. The 3.7-liter mill generates 770hp and 960Nm. All that power is good for a 2.8-second time from zero to 100kph, and a maximum speed of 385kph.

This car costs $3.4 million, which makes it roughly $1 million more expensive than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, supposedly the priciest production car in the world. The added expense comes from frivolous items like a holographic display with interactive motion, diamond-encrusted LED lights, and a key made of titanium and precious stones.

Only seven Lykan HyperSports will be made, perhaps reflecting the expected limited demand for the automotive equivalent of a Vertu phone. If you want to see more, we suppose the best place to view would be a movie theater, when Furious 7 comes out in April.

 

Lykan Hypersport

Lykan Hypersport

Lykan Hypersport

Lykan Hypersport

Dinzo Tabamo
Executive Editor
Dinzo has been fascinated with cars since he was 12 years old, when he picked up a car magazine in his cousin's bedroom. It is a passion that never waned.
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