900-hp, $1.85 million, 250 mph...the Arab world has a new supercar.
Unveiled today at the Dubai World Trade Center, the Fenyr SuperSport is the second model from W Motors, the Lebanese carmaker that shot to prominence with the Lykan Hypersport. While its flagship hypercar was limited to just seven units, each priced at $3.4 million, the Fenyr SuperSport will be marginally more attainable (think hedge fund manager vs. oligarch) with 25 units planned per year with a price tag of $1.85 million a pop.
Like the Lykan, the Fenyr was built in collaboration with Magna Steyr Italy, RUF Automobile, and StudioTorino and becomes the Arab world’s second supercar. RUF was again charged with building the powerplant, which utilizes a mid-rear mounted 4.0-liter twin-turbo boxer flat-six rated at a monstrous 900 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque. All that insane power is sent to the rear wheels via Porsche's seven-speed dual clutch PDK with paddle shifters and limited slip differential. W Motors claims the Fenyr, which weighs in at 1,300 kg, will sprint from 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds and hit a top speed beyond 250 mph.
Displaying similarly aggressive aesthetics as its stablemate, the Fenyr SuperSport utilizes a tubular lightweight aluminum chassis and carbon-fiber body, and features advanced aerodynamic engineering. Lightweight forged alloys, staggered 20/21 inches front/rear, house ceramic composite brakes, while McPherson-struts are employed on the front axle and a multi-link suspension with coilover shocks are on the rear with anti-roll bars all round. All of this sounds impressive, and we have no reason to doubt W Motors’ claims. We just hope the Fenyr is allowed to prove its capabilities, something that was distinctly lacking with the Lykan.