We are a little surprised it took this long for an Arab nation to come up with its first supercar. After all, oil is not exactly in short supply and neither is the liquidity that oil generates for the filthy rich in the Middle East.
Lebanon is the country that wants to join the supercar club of Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden and the US. The start-up automakers name isn’t exactly emotive, it’s called ‘W Motors S.A.L,’ and their CEO Ralph R Debbas, revealed plans and a few images in Beirut, which suggests it will launch a sleek, svelte looking car next year. If they are indeed serious about it, W Motors S.A.L seems to be going about it in the correct way, they’ve partnered up with heavyweight tuning names likes Magna Steyr from Torino, RUF Automobiles from Germany and STUDIOTORINO to make this car a reality.
Ralph R Debbas stated: “We will be launching 2 different lines of vehicles, the Hyper-sport and the Super-sport. Our first model, the Hyper-sport, will be limited to 5 cars worldwide and will be labeled as the most exclusive high performance car ever made. With signature diamond incrusted LED lights, it is also the most luxurious sports car in the world. In addition, the Hyper-sport W will be the first and only car to ever integrate a fully functional holographic display with interactive motion, gaining years of innovation ahead of competition. This car is simply unique in every single way; every element has been meticulously engineered to give the right balance between power, torque and speed, delivering the ultimate driving machine for a unique driving experience”.
Specification hasn’t been confirmed, but initial talk is of a 552 kW, twin-turbo RUF-tuned and Porsche-derived flat six, which will do 0 – 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds and top out at 385 km/h. That sounds like it is going to be very, very exclusive stuff. Probably playing in the “I have my own oil field”, kind of level when it comes to pricing.