In 2012, a few chosen guests were invited to the Sursock Palace in coastal Beirut, Lebanon. They had gathered to take a glimpse of some of the first sketches of Lykan Hypersport.
W Motors, the company behind the super car, broke many rules in the automotive industry. Chiefly, Lykan Hypersport is the first super car from the Middle East. Also with its arrival, the oriental world marked the beginning of Spring in their auto industry.
SHIFT TO DUBAI:
In 2013, the company had strategically shifted its headquarters from Lebanon to UAE. This shift was, notably, in appreciation of the characteristic luxury of Dubai. Since then based in Dubai, the company has a strategic vision, that is to develop fully integrated high performance luxury sports cars. In due time, they have started engaging in more sophisticated activities, ranging from car design and research to development and its manufacturing.
Lykan Hypersport is worth a staggering $3.4 million. To signify this amount, each LED headlight of the car is encrusted with 220 diamonds. To demonstrate, this amount could effectively feed a person in India for approximately 20,000 years. It is staggering indeed.
The company unveiled a successor to Lykan named Fenyr SuperSport in 2017 Shanghai auto show. With a limited yearly production, the Fenyr SuperSport is one of the most exclusive hypercars in the world. In fact, it is also one of the most customizable.
Fenyr SuperSport is a performance-focused supercar. German car manufacturer RUF Automobile GmbH has partnered with W Motors. This alliance had produced the powertrain and particularly the 3.8 Flat 6 engine to its full potential.
Fenyr SuperSport has an impressive output of 800HP at 7100 rpm and maximum torque of 980 Nm at 4000 rpm. This combination of numbers allows Fenyr to reach 100 km h in just 2.7 seconds. Also it enables a top speed that exceeds 400 km h.
In 2017, W Motors formed a Design Studio. Based in Dubai’s Business Bay, It is a new step towards the diversification of W Motors. They have enlarged their activities to electrical mobility, sustainability, and aerospace industry.
After all, more than the performance and the luxury associated with the lykan-fenyr duo, the ingenuity from a small country like Lebanon is what makes this company and its products supreme in the eyes of an auto enthusiast.
image and input courtesy: www.wmotors.ae