Is the Arab world's first supercar already fit for the showroom?
After the ultra-exclusive Lamborghini Veneno and Veneno Roadster, at $3.4 million, the Lykan Hypersport is the most expensive production car that money can buy. Last seen at Top Marques Monaco, where Lebanese carmaker W Motors hoped to tempt the principality’s well-healed citizens, the Lykan Hypersport has now been spotted at the inimitable Al Ain Class Motors dealership in Dubai. Whether it’s for sale or simply on temporary display remains to be seen.
The more pertinent question to answer is: will anyone buy it? Seven units are planned for production, and the carmaker is confident of finding buyers for all of them. As well as sporting signature diamond encrusted LED lights and a gold-plated hood, the Lykan also boasts a carbon-fiber chassis, gold-stitched leather seats, precious stone inserts and an interactive holographic display system. Power comes from a RUF-developed 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat six engine rated at 770 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, which is said to translate to a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a 245 mph top speed.