Here we go again with another mysterious startup firm, this time from Saint Yorre, France, with ambitions to build a supercar.
Following numerous teasers, the unknown company, Genty Automobile, with an address that is in the middle of nowhere according to Google maps street view, has released a fancy animation video of their Akylone supercar. But as always the case with these fly by night supercar companies, there's no proof of their products or development whatsoever.
Specs released are from your typical a la carte menu at the supercar cafe. Described as the "subtle alchemy between pure performance and emotion," the bespoke supercar has an aggressive front fascia, a steeply raked roofline, a prominent rear diffuser and a drag coefficient of 0.35.
Inside, the cabin is relatively stark but features sports seats, an infotainment system and a wide center console.
Power comes from an alleged twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 engine with more than 1,000 hp (746 kW / 1014 PS) and 940 lb-ft (1,273 Nm) of torque. It is connected to seven-speed sequential transmission which enables the 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs) Akylone to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 354 km/h (220 mph). Other highlights include rear-wheel drive, carbon ceramic brakes and a carbon fiber / aluminum chassis.
Naturally, there's no word on pricing, but if the Akylone actually exists, production will be limited to 15 units.
You can draw your own conclusions but we're not holding our breath until we see it in the metal.