In a scene from the official theatrical trailer of Furious 7, we see Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and crew pay a visit to Dubai in highly exotic machinery. In the next scene, he is seen jumping a Lykan HyperSport from one two building tower to another. The outrageously priced US$3.4 million (RM12,453,180) machine you see there is the highlight of this new featurette released by Universal Pictures.
Produced by W Motors, the Lykan HyperSport is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East and is powered by a RUF-developed 3.7-litre flat-six boxer engine that has been fitted with two turbochargers to generate 770hp and 960Nm torque. In numbers: 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds. Top speed, 385 km/h.
That’s mighty impressive but how does it justify such an excessive price tag? You’ll need to examine the details on the car to answer that question.
Let’s start with the headlights that are bedazzled with 420 diamonds, totalling 15 carats, mounted on a titanium accent piece. In fact, buyers will be able to choose a variety of other precious stones (emeralds, sapphires, rubies, etc) that can be integrated throughout the car depending on the colour scheme of their desire.
Inside, the interior features various precious metals and expensive materials that make up the cabin. This includes gold wire stitching on the upholstery, more precious stones and the main highlight from all the sharp, angular carbon fibre and titanium pieces of trim, is the company’s Holographic Mid-Air Display System which is fully interactive.
As a bonus for the expensive purchase, buyers will also receive a US$$200,000 (RM732,540) Cyrus Klepcys watch.
With all that in mind, we don’t think jumping the HyperSport between buildings was a very good idea. Maybe Dom should have taken the elevator down instead.