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Lebanese manufacturer W Motors has undoubtedly built a seriously fast supercar, but it’s the little touches that justify the eye-watering US$3.4 million price tag. The Lykan Hypersport, which made its European debut at the Top Marques Monaco show in April, comes with 420 diamonds in the headlights and more throughout the interior, suicide doors and all kinds of other neat touches. Under the skin, it’s a reworked Ruf CTR3, which costs just a few hundred thousand. So there is some serious badge engineering going on here, but W Motors needs just a few customers to make a case for the Hypersport, and it has them already. Only seven cars will be created, and buyers can customise each with rubies and sapphires in place of diamonds, for instance. With a top speed of 390km/h and capable of 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, blink and you’ll miss it.