W Motors Lykan: Saudi Arabia's First Supercar
At present time, the world depends heavily on Saudi oil. That's just the facts. And if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in one of the elite families that owns said oil, you’re not NOT going to buy million-dollar exotic supercars. There in lies the irony. The rest of the world imports Saudi oil to run their respective supercars while the Saudis import supercars from the rest of the world to fill their respective garages… Until now. Introduced at the 2013 Qatar Motor Show, the W Motors Lykan became the first Saudi Arabian supercar ever built. It would make sense that you’ve never heard of W Motors, because the Lykan is their first ever production car.
In the history of start-up companies the number of successful names are few. The number of names that have stood the test of time, even fewer, and I haven’t even begun talking about car companies yet. Using Tesla and Fisker as examples, you can see how tough it is, and their still kicking because they a found a deep dark hole where they bravely cornered the electric vehicle market. Super cars companies are a dime a dozen. Ferrari and Lamborghini are successful because they were born out of purpose, the former for racing and the latter in pure spite of the former. Pagani is a rare case. Because the Zonda was so out of this world in terms of looks, performance and price it was able to dig in deep and get a good footing with the world’s elite, thus cementing it’s place in the Pantheon of greats. It’s these exact points I made above that prove 100% that the Lykan will be an utter success... or a complete failure. Stay with me here. The power figures and price suggest it will compete with the upcoming generation of hypercars. At 3.4million dollars, the Lykan pumps out 750bhp and 737ft-lbs of torque from a mid-mounted twin turbo flat-six, all to the rear wheels. Those numbers happily translate into a sub 3second sprint to 60mph and a top speed of 245mph. Your fossil fuel profits also get you a Cyrus Klepcys watch; valued at $200,000 and an interior lined with gold, platinum and diamonds. Apparently Kanye and Jay-Z have joined Victoria Beckham in the automotive interior design biz.
If the power figures make it a success, then the looks will make it a failure. Where the Zonda was unique and bared no resemblance to anything else on the road at the time, the Lykan looks as if your super car calendar got lazy and put all 12 months on one page.The reason the price of the car is so high is because your paying royalty fees to Lamboghini, Zagato and Lexus ... and Porsche, for the engine, but who's counting. With W Motors and their Lykan still in their infancy, it’s too early to call it a success or complete failure. And if history has anything to show, it’s that your guess is as good as mine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhFFjqez-dU&feature=player_embedded