The oil-rich Middle East has long been one of the top markets for high-performance, high-priced supercars, and now it has one to call its own: The W Motors Lykan Hypersport.
Penned by a designer from Beirut, the Lykan was engineered with help from renowned European speciality automotive outfits Magna Steyr and Ruf, among others. Production of the carbon fiber two-seat coupe is expected to take place in the UAE and Dubai starting later this year. Among other luxuries, buyers can have the headlights encrusted in a choice of gemstones that includes diamonds and rubies.
The Lykan is powered by a twin-turbocharged flat-6-cylinder engine that puts out 750 hp and should be able to propel it to a top speed of 242 mph, according to W Motors, making it one of the fastest production cars in history.
Although the full interior hasn't been revealed, the company says it will feature a holographic instrument cluster and real gold stitching for its leather upholstery.
Just 7 Lykans will be built, and the company says it already has hundreds of requests for them from around the world. Each very wealthy buyer will also get a special edition Cyrus Klepcys watch worth $200,000.
Mid-engine coupe from the Middle East.