Unless that price is $3.4 Million…
Barely a week goes by without a millionaire somewhere deciding that they’re going to start up their own supercar company and it’s going to make the fastest car in the world, with a four thousand horsepower and a top speed of a billion.
Unsurprisingly almost every single one of these start-ups comes to absolutely nothing, because like a guy who sounds hard in his YouTube comments but is actually 33 and still living with his Mom, there’s no substance behind the wild claims.
However Lykan – the Middle East’s first supercar manufacturer – are an exception, because despite the extravagant press releases before a car had turned a wheel, they’ve actually gone and built the car they claimed to.
Funded by the UAE and engineered in Lebanon by a team of French and Italian engineers, just seven Lykan Hypersports will be built, at a cost of an insane $3.4million each.
This being the Middle East, the Abu Dhabi Police Department have already snapped one up, which alongside two other buyers leaves four still to sell. So what does $3.4million get you?
Exclusivity, that’s for sure. With only six Hypersports available to public any buyer is going to be in a very small club. They’ll also get an RUF-developed 780bhp 3.7litre twin-turbo flat-6 engine, which sounds a lot like it’s come from a Porsche 911, and the first headlights to be embedded with jewels (420 of them).
If we’re honest, if we had $3.4million we’d probably take a Koenigsegg Agera R and still have change for a McLaren P1, a Ford GT, and eight Toyota GT86s, but unfortunately TLCB’s policy on advertising revenue means we’ll unlikely to ever make it onto the world’s rich list.
However if you do hanker after a Lykan, but are a bit short in the cash department, Flickr’s Lachlan Cameron may have the answer. Whilst we don’t think the Hypersport is a particularly good supercar, Lachlan’s remote control Technic version sure is.
With Power Functions controlled steering and drive, a 4-speed gearbox, all-wheel independent suspension, a flat-6 engine, LED head and tail lights, electronically opening doors, an electronically controlled rear wing, and some of the best Technic bodywork we’ve ever seen, Lachlan’s Lykan is a seriously impressive build.
There’s more to see of this incredible replica of an incredible car at the Eurobricks discussion forum and on Flickr – click here to make the jump to the complete gallery.