Daenerys Targaryen would be proud.
Middle-eastern supercar manufacturers don't exactly have a good rap when it comes to actually making supercars. Sure, they create outlandish concepts promising many thousands of horsepower like the Devel Sixteen, but these are seldom more than concepts surrounded by loads of talk and no action. A few have managed to break the mold though, like W Motors who manufacturer the Fenyr SuperSport and before that, the Lykan HyperSport. But neither of these have truly troubled the established elite, and we're yet to see a SuperSport taking on genuine supercar royalty like a Ferrari F8 Tributo. A company by the name of Ajlani Motors is hoping to change that, though, as the newly founded brand has teased a new hypercar it's calling the Dragon.
We haven't been given much to go on, but we do have a shadowy teaser and a confirmed date of reveal for the world's newest supercar, as Ajlani will be unveiling the Dragon on November 12 at the Dubai Motor Show. From what we can make out from the shadowy teaser video, the Dragon appears to be low-slung and mid-engined - as all good Ferraris and Lamborghinis are - and according to Ajlani, the design has been inspired by "the soul of the dragon." It's all very Daenerys Targaryen, but the man behind the brand, Bashar Ajlani, is actually who we have to thank. However, we can't thank him just yet, as the car isn't going to production… not yet anyway.
After the November 12 reveal, Ajlani is hoping the concept will garner enough interest that he might be able to find an investor, after which the Dragon will be put into production. But if we're honest, it kind of seems like wishful thinking. We'd never heard of Ajlani before, either, so if you haven't then you're not alone. In fact, if you look for them on social media you'll see they have less than 10 followers on Facebook.
We know the concept will definitely exist, as Ajlani Motors has been confirmed as an exhibitor at the 2019 Dubai Motor Show, but the question still remains, is there going to be enough substance to lure investors, or is the Ajlani Dragon destined to go the way of the dinosaurs and the Devel Sixteen?