The first Polish-built supercar is coming closer to reality with the added assistance of Lee Noble.
Polish hopeful automaker Arrinera Automotive is serious about getting their first supercar into production. Designed by Pavlo Burkatskyy, this wedge-shaped machine clearly resembles a Lamborghini, but is powered by a mid-mounted 6.2-liter V8 with 650hp and 605 lb-ft of torque. According to the automaker, it can go from 0 to 62mph in 3.2 seconds and can do the quarter mile in 11 seconds flat. Top speed is supposed in excess of 200mph.
And now Lee Noble, the man who founded Noble Automotive, is on the board and a shareholder of the Polish firm. Having some three decades experience in the arena of supercars, Noble is now providing his expertise to get the Arrinera on the road. With the prototype completed, the small company is now testing and preparing the production version. Its chassis was designed by Noble himself and is made of variable-section high-strength steel. For those willing to pay a bit extra, the automaker claims the car's body can also be made out of carbon-Kevlar composite materials.
The interior will feature four-point harnesses and rolls bars along with a night vision camera for detecting objects. The car will be built in Poland and should be ready to go on sale within a year. Pricing will start at over $150,000. However, Arrinera Automotive has now also reported they'll soon begin working on a second model, which they've claimed will be a roadster in either single or two-seat configurations. It won't have any luggage space, but will weigh less than 1,100 pounds and will be powered by an unknown engine with an output between 200-300hp.
With someone of Mr. Noble's stature showing heavy involvement with the project, we have no doubt that the Arrinera will come to production in the near future. A Lamborghini-beater? Maybe, maybe not, but it will undoubtedly be fast and will look incredible.