If your next car needs to be a garish show of speed and wealth and the Bugatti Veyron just isn’t expensive enough, then feast your eyes on the W Motors Lykan Hypersport, recently unveiled at the Qatar Motor Show.
Built by W Motors – a company setup in July 2012 by two rich chaps intent on creating the most expensive, most luxurious car the world has ever known – the Lykan Hypersport is every bit the hypercar, which it should be considering it costs a staggering US$3.4 million (£2.2 million).
The Lykan Hypersport’s twin-turbo flat-six develops 750hp and 737lb/ft of torque, enough to propel the car from 0 to 62mph in 2.8 seconds and then on to 245mph – making it a smidgen slower than the Veyron, which manages a 2.5 second 0-62mph sprint and 267mph top speed.
By now, you may be asking yourself why the Lykan Hypersport costs so damn much, but that would be down to the stuff under the surface. The car is built on a carbon fibre frame, features gold-stitched leather seats, a platinum-coated cabin and diamond encrusted LED headlights. It’s basically a rapper’s jewellery cabinet on wheels.
Usually optional extras range from a fog lights to four-wheel drive. In the Lykan Hypersport, however, you can choose to add rubies, emeralds or sapphire throughout the car depending on your (lack of) taste and the colour of car you opted for. Perish the thought that all that bling should clash with the paintjob.
A more useful addition is the ID4 Motion dashboard, which features a 3D virtual holographic display, because touch screens are for peasants, presumably.
Still not sold (as if you had a choice)? Well, you do also get a 24 hour concierge service and a free USS$200,000 Cyrus Klepcys timepiece for testing whether those 0 to 62mph claims are correct.
If you want one, you’ve got a spare kidney to flog and a few houses to remortgage, then the Lykan Hypersport goes on sale in September. Head on over to the W Motors website to register your interest.