New Fenyr Supersport Set for Launch
By Jon Derrickson on January 15, 2018
After its first appearance back at the Dubai Motor Show in 2015, the Fenyr Supersport is now set for launch and the world couldn't be more excited. If you’re looking for as much information as possible on the model, one YouTuber, Mr JWW, was lucky enough to sit behind the wheel of the brand-new model.
For us, there were a few things that jumped out immediately including the somewhat cramped interior. With a low roof, both occupants of the car are likely to be close to the roof with some of the taller among us possibly touching when driving along. In addition to this, there is no rear window which causes two issues for the driver; firstly, visibility reduces and can make driving harder when on highways and secondly, the cabin is a little dark because there isn't much natural light coming into the car.
On the flip side, we were impressed by the technology on offer. While a portrait screen deals with all the infotainment duties, another digital screen shows all the instruments you might need when driving. Compared to the vehicles we’ve seen in years gone by, it seems as though physical buttons are now a thing of the past since they’re few and far between.
If we look outside, aerodynamics must have been an important feature for the Fenyr Supersport and the vehicle looks ready to cut through the air as it moves. As opposed to smooth curves though, the car uses sharp lines which gives an aggressive appearance at first glance. If you imagine a Lamborghini, the Supersport is crafted in a very similar way if only the creator lacked the tools to get all the curves in place.
In terms of the powertrain, the setup actually comes from Porsche and this was a result of the relationship between W Motors and Ruf. Offering 723 lb-ft of torque and just under 800 horsepower, the 3.8-liter biturbo flat six engine sounds powerful and acts in much the same way. Using a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, all the power is sent down to the rear wheels and traction is aided via a limited-slip differential. According to the manufacturers, it takes 2.7 seconds for the model to reach 62mph and this speed is achieved by everything we’ve discussed so far as well as the fact it weighs under 3,000 pounds.
For most, they seem to be worried about the rarity of the model since only seven were produced of the Lykan Hypersport. Luckily, the company has already announced that the Fenyr will not be quite as rare. If reports are to be believed, they’re planning to produce 25 units per year and each will be available for around $2 million. While they’re more common than previous models, it looks as though they’re still going to be reserved for the wealthy!