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Fenyr Super Sport
The Fenyr SuperSport is a Lebanese limited production sports car built by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company. It was unveiled at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show. The name of the car, Fenyr, comes from the word Fenrir, the name of a monstrous wolf in Norse mythology. Production is limited to 25 units per year, an increase from the limited 7-car total production run of its predecessor, The Lykan Hypersport. The price of the Fenyr SuperSport is close to US $2 million.
The Fenyr SuperSport is powered by a 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine developed by Ruf Automobile, producing a maximum of 799 hp at 7,100 rpm and 723 lb⋅ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine has mid-rear mounted position.
The Fenyr SuperSport is equipped with Porsche's 7-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. The transmission is paired with a limited-slip differential and is mounted transversely at the rear of the vehicle transferring power to the rear wheels.
The Fenyr SuperSport utilises MacPherson strut suspension on the front axle, and multi-link suspension with horizontal coil over shock absorbers at the rear axle. Anti-roll bars are also installed at both axles.
The Fenyr SuperSport is equipped with forged aluminum wheels with diameters of 19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the rear. The car utilises Pirelli P Zero tyres having codes of 255/35 ZR 19 for the front and 335/30 ZR 20 for the rear. The brakes are ventilated ceramic composite discs, with a diameter of 16.5 in each and utilising six-piston aluminium callipers at the front and rear.
The interior of the Fenyr SuperSport features a dashboard and central console finished in carbon-fibre and alcantara. The infotainment system includes a 12.3-inch dashboard display, 10.4-inch central display, and a 7.8-inch display for interior controls on the passenger side. The car also has a 3G router and a mobile app for enhanced connectivity and remote data monitoring.
W Motors claims a top speed of 245 mph for the Fenyr SuperSport. The car has a claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 2.7 seconds. This is at least 5 km/h faster and 0.1 seconds quicker than the claimed figures for the Lykan HyperSport.
It's a Crazy Car
“We’re very excited to have this car, which is the second model out of W Motors, ready finally,” says company chairman/chief executive Ralph Debbas. “It’s a crazy car. The car is focused on performance. It’s a similar engine as the Lykan, but has been boosted for performance.
“Every element of it has been made in carbon fibre, so we reduced the weight a lot. We’re integrating new materials as well, such as graphene – the first hypercar in the world to have graphene. It has more space than the Lykan – more headroom, more legroom; [it’s] much more comfortable sitting inside. Everywhere you touch, you see naked carbon and Alcantara, unlike the Lykan, which was very luxurious, with leather stitching.
Angular Design Lines
“It’s a Lykan on steroids; a hard-core car for people who really love to drive performance vehicles. It has a 14-inch screen with internet connectivity, so you have the technology side, but at the same time, you’re in a spaceship that is going to give you massive performance.”
What it does share with the Lykan, however, is W Motors’ trademark angular design lines, which variously evoke hyper-complex origami and a machine that looks like it might transform into a particularly narked fire-spewing robot at any moment.
More to Come
“Next year, we’ll be teasing something new as well with a new supercar, which is more let’s say not entry-level, but a different segment,” Debbas confirms.
“It’s going to be a $500,000-range vehicle, so a competitor of the Lamborghini Aventador SV or, in terms of Ferraris, F12 special edition. We don’t have the final specs yet, but we’re targeting 600hp on a V8 or V10. About 3.2 seconds [0-to-100kph time]; 600hp. It’s going to be a monocoque chassis as well, compared to the Fenyr and Lykan, which are tubular aluminium. It is more of a daily driver.”
“The hypercar market has been growing for the past four to five years. The example is Bugatti with the Chiron – the starting price was €2.4m and they’re all sold out.
Our target niche clients are not effected by [any financial] crisis. There are always going to be clients who want to have these collectable cars, but our car is more accessible when it comes to price range compared to Koenigsegg, Pagani and Bugatti. And we already had some orders on the Fenyr before we launched it, which shows there is a demand for this kind of vehicle.”
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