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The Fenyr SuperSport makes its US debut at 2018 Monterey Car Week

The W Motors Fenyr SuperSport zoomed into action at the 2018 Monterey Car Week, joining some of the finest names in automotive history in a series of exciting events, shows, rallies, and Concours d’Elegance. The production trim model made its US debut at the prestigious automotive week, where the world’s most exceptional cars gather along the picture-perfect Monterey Bay Peninsula and are celebrated by enthusiasts visiting from around the globe.

The new Fenyr SuperSport is the latest addition to the W Motors line-up of hypercars focusing purely on performance, power and speed. The carbon fiber masterpiece perfectly balances advanced aerodynamics engineering with aggressive aesthetics, true to the Dubai-based W Motors design and manufacturing ethos. Only 110 hypercars will be produced and sold worldwide.

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To kick off the Monterey Car Week, the Fenyr SuperSport participated in the Fuel Run on Wednesday 22nd August, joining W Motors’ first model launched, the famous Lykan HyperSport, to make up a convoy of 100 exotic and awe-inspiring supercars on an epic Californian road drive from Malibu to Monterey.

Friday 24th saw W Motors sponsor and participate in one of the most revered happenings in the line-up, The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Recognized as one of the world’s premium motorsports events, visitors were offered an up-close-and-personal opportunity to admire the Fenyr SuperSport, along with other extraordinary rare automobiles.

Both the Fenyr SuperSport and the Lykan HyperSport were showcased on Saturday 25th at Exotics on Cannery Row, a carefully crafted supercar gathering where members of the public can enjoy a wealth of cars on display, as well as other auto-related activities on one of the most popular destinations on California’s central coast.

W Motors Fenyr SuperSport - Arab Motor World

The line-up ended on Sunday 26th at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the top-ranking collector car competition in the world, where the Fenyr SuperSport was displayed on the renowned Concept Lawn alongside some of the most exclusive limited series cars ever created.

Speaking of the state-side premiere, Ralph R. Debbas, Founder & CEO of W Motors stated, “We are proud to have been part of the historic Monterey Car Week for the third year in a row, and to finally launch the Fenyr SuperSport in its production trim in the US. The feedback we’ve had throughout has been phenomenal, and we look forward to continuing to enhance awareness of W Motors as the leading international manufacturer of high performance luxury sports cars.”

Strengthening its product line, as well as its global presence, W Motors recently announced the launch of the “Fenyr SuperSport Launch Edition”, limited to 10 units only and inspired by the Spirit of Wolf. The ten unique launch editions have been passionately created to showcase the Fenyr SuperSport in all its glory; each breathtaking car crafted in a unique colour combination and highlighting endless possibilities of creating one’s dream hypercar.

The Fenyr SuperSport: Spirit of the Wolf

Named after the most ferocious wolf in Norse mythology, the Fenyr SuperSport is not only distinguished by the unique W Motors DNA but also is a technical wonder developed in close collaboration with international leading technical partners, including Magna Steyr Italy – where a dedicated facility is assigned for the engineering, production and manufacturing of W Motors hypercars – and the German engine-manufacturer RUF Automobile, which supplies the engine for the ferocious beast.

Among the plethora of distinctive features, we can name the reverse-opening door system; the innovative active aerodynamics system; the full exterior body in carbon-fibre with extensive use of graphene composite, which transforms the Supercar into a lightweight and high-resistance machine. The custom-made RUF engine has been exclusively developed for the hypercar – a twin-turbo flat 6, mid-rear 3.8L engine capable of delivering 800HP, making it possible to reach 0-100 KM/H in just 2.8 seconds and a maximum top speed of 400 KM/H.

“The Earth will shake violently, trees will be uprooted, mountains will fall, and all binds will snap – Fenyr will be free”  (adapted from Prose Edda, 1220)

W Motors Fenyr SuperSport - Arab Motor World
W Motors Fenyr SuperSport - Arab Motor World

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W MOTORS and ICONIQ MOTORS FLAGSHIP SHOWROOM OPENING

W Motors along with Tianjin-based partner ICONIQ Motors have proudly announced the opening of their first flagship showroom in the world, located at the premium district of City Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Described as “urban living” destination by Meraas, City Walk is nestled in a prestigious neighbourhood close to Dubai main highway “Sheikh Zayed Road” and offers a perfect combination of luxury living, shopping, entertainment and wellness options, within one integrated space.

The new flagship showroom concept was developed around W Motors and ICONIQ lifestyle values and will offer a space not only to exhibit the latest creations penned by the W Motors team but also a combination of lifestyle products and art pieces from around the world.
A true reflection of W Motors values and aesthetics, this new space was conceived and developed by iMagine Interior Decoration LLC, who have successfully combined functional design with artistic craft to create a unique environment enabling guests from all around the world to immerse themselves in W Motors exceptional universe. It is in an art gallery ambiance, that the brands’ guests can enjoy a private coffee break while admiring the exclusive vehicles exhibited at the showroom.

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“ This new flagship showroom is a giant step for W Motors, finally giving us the opportunity to share with the public our world and to permanently display our creations”, as stated by Ralph R. Debbas, W Motors Chairman and CEO.

It is during this flagship showroom private opening event, that the global premiere of W Motors latest creation took place, the most awaited Fenyr SuperSport, in its final production version, in front of regional and global press members as well as select international VIPs.

Designed by W Motors and engineered through the help of illustrious partners worldwide, Magna Steyr Italy and RUF Automobile Germany, the Fenyr SuperSport focuses mainly on performance, speed and driving pleasure without compromising its inherited luxury. The heart of this machine is a one-of-a-kind flat 6-cylinder 3.8L twin turbo, mid-rear engine, 800 horsepower and 1,000 Newton-Metre torque with a 7-speed double clutch transmission. This results in less than 2.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed exceeding 400 km/h (249 mph).

Talking about the new vehicle unveiling, Ralph R. Debbas stated that “the Fenyr SuperSport is the most incredible car ever produced so far”.

Gathered guests were also able to witness exclusively the regional premiere of the ICONIQ Seven in both its Premium and VIP editions after their successful debut at the acclaimed Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year. Designed by W Motors design studio in Dubai, in collaboration with its partner ICONIQ Motors, the two fully electric MPVs are developed around the passenger with the purpose of bringing the latest in comfort and connectivity.

The ICONIQ Seven Premium Edition brings incredible features when it comes to passenger comfort, a key characteristic since the car was fully developed around the passenger’s experience while the VIP Edition being the ultimate version of the Seven platform, is the most sophisticated and refined fully electric MPV ever created, a combination of luxurious materials, advanced technology and unseen customization levels in its class.

“Today marks a huge milestone for the ICONIQ story, we are thrilled to open our first showroom and design studio. ICONIQ will surprise the Chinese market by incorporating supercar styling and aesthetics DNA into an electric vehicle,” said Alan Wu, President of ICONIQ Motors.

In addition, the famous Fast and Furious 7 Lykan HyperSport was also exhibited in the showroom.

Both partners have also unveiled the “L5 Autonomous Concept” targeted for Expo 2020 in Dubai. This advanced Level 5 vehicle, which is currently in its development stage through the help of world-class engineering and technology companies, such as AKKA Technologies along with several other multinational partners, will be launched mid 2018 in a first demonstration version, to be fully functional for the most anticipated Expo 2020.

“We’ve got a great team here, and it’s an exciting time for us. The investment into the ongoing L5 project further highlights our dedication to giving consumers the very best experience and has allowed us to improve the level of products and services we offer,” said Bruno Lambert, CEO of ICONIQ Motors.

Throughout the event, guests relished exquisite cocktail canapés carefully crafted by Chez Charles catering company while enjoying lounge music in the private courtyard area of the showroom.

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Inside W Motors

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In 2013, and during the Dubai International Motor show, we met the man with the hyper dream, the CEO of W Motors, Mr. Ralph Debbas. It was then that W Motors launched the first ever 3.8 million dollar Arabian hypercar, the Lykan, which stunned all auto fanatics and remained the talk of car lovers long after its release.

The HyperSport is the third most expensive car ever made, just behind the Lamborghini Veneno ($4.5 million) and the rare (just one was made) Maybach Exelero ($8 million). It has Digital Automotive Technology and it comes with diamond incrusted LED lights. The car also comes with a 24/7 concierge service and a team of qualified W engineers ready to fly anywhere in the world to service your Hypercar at any given time.

The car produces 770hp at 7100 rpm with a maximum Torque of 960Nm at 4000 rpm and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0-200 km/h in 9.4 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 385 Km/h.

The car was built with only 7 units and appeared in so many motor shows and luxurious shows around the world. It was easily able to captivate the hearts of luxury car collectors everywhere.

In 2015, W motors had two surprises waiting to strike the world; the first was with the release of the Furious 7 movie part of the Fast and Furious saga – the movie that sets the rules for the next auto trends in the world – with the Lykan jumping from one Etihad Tower to another at the skyscraper complex in Abu Dhabi.
The hypercar was the highlight of the movie as Dom, played by Vin Diesel, accompanied by Brian, played by the late Paul Walker, makes a getaway from the grenade launcher of Jason Statham after crashing a rich man’s fancy party, and the rest is a breath taking 3.8 million dollar action sequence.

If you thought that was exciting, wait until you hear the second surprise by W Motors. Later on, and during the Dubai International Motor show 2015, W Motors once again swept away all hearts with the launch of the Fenyr, a 1.8 million dollar super car with a look to die for.

This time, we decided to go behind the scenes and inside W Motors to understand the concept of how W Motors works, the story behind the Fenyr, the future, and much more.

We sat down with the CEO of W Motors, Ralph Debbas, for an interesting chat and got to know more about the man, the legend, and the car.

Let’s start with the names: W Motors, Lykan, and Fenyr. According to Ralph, he has had a fascination with wolves since the early days; people used to see him as a wolf because of his hair, Ralph told us with a smile. From this, it was clear to us what the “W” in W Motors stands for and why the hypercar is called Lykan, a word that became known to men since the ancient Greek days and means the powerful man when transformed into a wolf, or what we call nowadays werewolf.

As for the Fenyr terminology, which even has a more interesting story, Ralph explained that the Fenyr comes from old legends and is considered to be the father of wolves Sköll and Hati Hróðvitnisson, and the son of Loki, a shapeshifter god.

Due to the gods’ knowledge of prophecies foretelling great trouble for Fenyr and his rapid growth, the gods bound him, and as a result, Fenyr bit off the right hand of the god Týr, and the legend continues stating that when the Fenyr rises again, the earth will shake violently, trees will be uprooted, mountains will fall, and all binds will snap. Ralph, with this vison in mind, created a 900 horsepower supercar with lightweight tubular aluminum chassis and carbon fiber bodywork that will make the earth shake and trees uproot. He called it Fenyr. The Fenyr will be produced in 25 units only and priced in the range of 1,800,000 USD.

The Fenyr is W Motors latest addition to the wolves family with a full carbon-fiber body and a light-weight aluminum chassis that contribute to the mere 1,200kg of it. The heart of this machine is a one-of-a-kind flat 6 cylinder 4.0L twin turbo, mid-rear engine engineered in Germany by the renowned RUF Automobile company. To contribute to its performance, a 7-speed double clutch gearbox is in place aiming to take advantage of the 900 horsepower and 1,200 Newton-Metre torque. This results in less than 2.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed exceeding 400 km/h (249 mph).

The Fenyr SuperSport is once again the combination of skills from hundreds of professionals from leading companies in the automotive world. More particularly, the Fenyr was brought to life in collaboration with a plethora of renowned international technical partners including notorious engineering firms Magna Steyr Italy and RUF Automobile Germany.

We told Ralph that this is great news however we need scoops, inside information about W motors, “So, what’s next?” and with a smile he replied, “Wait and see.”

Here are some secrets we got from Ralph during out chat; W motors is an unstoppable dream machine, thus it has set the plan to create not only the most aggressive and most capable Super SUV, but also the fastest, and we are keen that with a mind like Ralph’s, this SUV will be the highlight of the auto news around the world. The W Motors, or as I like to call it, Wolf Motors, will continue with creating legends named after their moto such as Lykan and Fenyr, and as a scoop, the new, soon to be announced SUV will also be called after a wolf legend. The wolf SUV will be produced in 100 units planned for next year, with more than 800hp under the bonnet, and will be priced at 250,000 – 300,000 USD.

On top of that, here are some W Motors whispers for our fans to fantasize about:

  • W Motors Racing Program
  • First and unique hypercar production facility in UAE over 1.5 million square feet of space
  • Green facility for car production
  • W Motors School of Art

So, stay tuned to bring you the latest from the wolves’ family.

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