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Vin Diesel’s Furious 7 Beast made of gold, diamond – costs $3.4m
Lebanese car – Lykan HyperSport is the third most expensive car ever made
If it’s ‘Fast and Furious’ it ought to have gun fight, a fist fight, fast cars, beautiful locales, and even more beautiful people.
But the latest ‘Furious 7’ trailer features a car flying out of the side of one skyscraper into another and it’s not just any car – it’s the Lykan HyperSport.
The setting is Abu Dhabi and Vin Diesel is riding a $3.4m car chased by an RPG-wielding Jason Statham.
One of the costliest car in the world crashes out from one tower into another.
You expect the maker’s heart to crush but instead Ralph Debbas is a proud man. His company’s Lebanese-designed hypercar has made it to the big screen, and is featured in the latest installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ saga.
The Lykan HyperSport, the first super car to be produced in Middle East, is powered by a twin turbo flat-six 3.7-liter engine with 770 horsepower and a maximum speed of 385 km/ph.
With a whopping price tag of $3.4 million, it is the third most expensive car ever made.
W Motors, launched in Beirut in 2012, has limited production of its cars to just seven units per design.
The HyperSport has consequently been hailed as one of the most exclusive, luxurious and unique hypercars in the world.
To justify its lofty price tag, the car has been designed to incorporate jewels and precious metals in its construction. The headlights, for example, feature titanium blades with 420 diamonds embedded in them. There are also some pretty advanced features in the cabin, such as a 9-inch hologram display and gesture recognition system, something the major automakers are still years away from introducing.
The car featured in the film is almost identical to the original. W Motors had to install a special engine for stunts, and the car in the movie is not equipped with all the luxurious finishes of the production car.
Dubai’s Al-Ain Class Motors is one of the few dealerships in the world selected by W Motors to sell its first product, the Lykan Hypersport.
W Motors built 10 cars for ‘Furious 7.’ During filming, all 10 were destroyed, there is just one left in our warehouse in Dubai.
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