Only seven were built, and one of them is part of Abu Dhabi's police fleet.
In general, police cars are usually boring. There are some exceptions that spring to mind, with Australia using Honda Civic Type Rs, Japan getting a GT-R, and Italy an ex-Mafia Ferrari 458 Spider. Over in the United Arab Emirates, it’s an entirely different situation as the police authorities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have the privilege of driving exotic high-performance cars. Case in point, UAE’s capital has a Lykan HyperSport – one of the only seven cars ever produced.
W Motors has released a new video of the company’s first car, which some of you will remember from Fast and Furious 7 where it unrealistically jumped through skyscrapers. If you’re wondering what the car’s name stands for, it’s certainly not for Lycan in Colorado. Instead, it takes after “lycan” – a mythological creature of Transylvanian origins.
Gallery: Lykan HyperSport for Abu Dhabi Police
Other than its interesting name and wild styling, the HyperSport has an impressive specs sheet. Perhaps the most noteworthy feature is the RUF-based mid-rear engine, a flat-six 3.7-liter unit with a pair of turbochargers to produce 740 horsepower and 960 Newton-meters (708 pound-feet) of torque. The supercar only weighs about 1,400 kilograms (3,086 pounds) and uses a seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK gearbox.
With a sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 2.8 seconds and a 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) run in 9.4 seconds, the HyperSport is easily one of the quickest police cars ever. Top speed is also quite impressive, at 245 mph (395 kph). All these numbers came at a cost as the supercar with its jewel-encrusted key fob and diamond-lined headlights retailed for a cool $3.4 million.
W Motors has released a follow-up to the Lykan HyperSport in the form of the Fenyr SuperSport. It’s more powerful, faster, and less exclusive since production is capped at 100 examples.
Video: W Motors / YouTube