First supercar from Lebanon’s W Motors to launch in Dubai

750bhp mid-engine Hyper-Sport to be built in limited numbers starting in December

By Shahzad Sheikh

W Motors Hyper-Sport

W Motors of Beirut in Lebanon is touting itself as the producer of the Arab world’s first high performance luxury supercar. Announcing its plans earlier this month, the company claims it will be launching two extremely exclusive supercar variants debuting its Hyper-Sport in production guise in Dubai on 11th December, despite not currently having even a concept car to display.

The car is a herald a series of firsts including ‘signature diamond incrusted LED lights’ and ‘the first and only car to ever integrate a fully functional holographic display’ – think the BMW i8 from the last Mission Impossible movie.

The newest supercar company, led by entrepreneur, Ralph R Debbas, has teamed with Magna Steyr Torino, StudioTorino and RUF Automobile Germany. W Motor’s chairman, Debbas, promises to launch two variants – the Hyper-Sport, only five of which will be built, and the Super-Sport. Debbas has graduated from the Coventry University School of Art and Design with a major in Automotive Design.

The Hyper-Sport will have a fully carbon-fibre body crafted in Italy and hand-built engines from Germany. The five owners of these cars will get to choose which previous stones they want integrated into the car as well as the diamond-incrusted LEDs including Yellow Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald – although we’re not sure how these benefit performance or handling.

What should benefit performance and handling is the 750bhp twin-turbo flat-six that will be fitted in the mid-engine supercar providing a 0-100kph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 385kph.
That sounds like it’s the 3.8-litre twin-turbo out of the RUF CTR 3, which is rated at 750bhp at 7100rpm and 708lb ft of torque at 4000rpm (the engine itself obvious Porsche-derived).

For the CTR 3 RUF claims performance figures of 0-100 in 3.2 and a top speed of 380kph, both slightly down on Debbas’ claims for the Hyper-Sports. This is despite the fact that his car is likely to be heavier because it’s being positioned is a luxury car.

No details have been revealed about the chassis and drivetrain so we’d hazard a guess that it will be closely based on the CTR as the configurations are similar. Studio Torino also does the styling for RUF.

No prices have been revealed either but you can put them in the ‘if you have to ask…’ league for sure, and we would expect the Super-Sport which will be out a year later to be slightly, though not hugely, cheaper.

More details are likely to be revealed at the unveiling in December, and the car will have its public launch at the Qatar Motor Show in January 2013.

One response to “First supercar from Lebanon’s W Motors to launch in Dubai”

  1. Jean says:

    Awesome car. However if I am short of cash and I see this car parked somewhere. Why go to the ATM? Just crow bar the LED’s and steal the stones lol. p

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