SU P E RCARS
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus
The Vehicles: After his experience bringing the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina to life a decade ago, Jim Glickenhaus sought—and was granted— low-volumemanufacturers tat us from NHTSA. The SCG003S, a mid-engined supercar that’s essentially a detuned version of his endurance race car, is his first intended production vehicle. Four subsequent models have been conceived and planned as well. Announced: 2015 Promised: 2018 Key Asset: Glickenhaus. He’s smart, experienced and wealthy. Achilles’ Heel: Ego, manifesting itself in too many products. Notable Quote: “We have driven a Ferrari P3/4 in the rain, a Ford Mark IV in the snow and a Lola Can-Am down the West Side Highway in New York City. After decades improving cars, we were ready to create our own.” —G lick en ha us. Racing Chance of Success: 7.8
W Motors The Vehicle: Beirut-founded, Dubaibased W Motors is best known for its 780hp Lykan HyperSport, featured in the seventh Fast and Furious movie. (Also for encrusting the headlights of said production car with diamonds and/or other precious stones.) Its USD1.9 million successor, the 800hp Fenyr SuperSport, uses proven, RUF-breathed-on, twinturbo Porsche flat-six components and will be assembled by Magna Steyr, the Austrian contractor that builds the Mercedes G-wagen. Announced: 2015 Promised: 2019 Key Assets: It has actually built a car before. Also, a functional prototype appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and at Monterey Car Week last summer, looking and sounding mean. Achilles’ Heel: The imminent end of the Fast and Furious franchise. Notable Quote: “The Fenyr SuperSport is a performance-focused supercar. In the core of this machine lies the wolf’s heart.” — WMotors.ae Chance of Success: 6.0
Techrules The Vehicles: The Ren is a China-made hybrid supercar that uses a dieselfuelled turbine as its range extender. It can be configured with one, two or three seats and different combinations of electric motors and batteries. Or just go all-in on the claimed 1,287hp track-only Ren RS single-seater. Announced: 2017
Promised: 2020 Key Asset: An interesting shape penned by Italdesign.
Achilles’ Heel: Turbine vehicles have never succeeded because of their inherent liabilities, which include heat and inefficiency. Notable Quote: “The unique modular design of the Ren chassis and powertrain has enabled us to create a perfectly engineered high-performance track car and demonstrate our TREV [Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle] technology in the most efficient way.” — William Jin, founder and CEO of Techrules, in a 2018 Geneva motor show press release Chance of Success: 3.3
Lyons Motor Car The Vehicle: Purportedly a 1,700hp, 306-plus- km/h, seven-figure carbon-fibre hypercar, the LM2 Streamliner’s most notable appearance, at the 2015 New York auto show, revealed it to be a spraypainted lump of foam. Founder Kevin Lyons is a graphic designer who worked at Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1990s. He also scratch-built a Lamborghini Diablo replica without any actual Lamborghini parts. The Streamliner would then be the Venn-diagrammatic intersection of the most fantastical elements of these two divergent reveries. Announced: 2015 Promised: 2020 Key Asset: Chutzpah. Achilles’ Heel: Everything else. Notable Quote: “[Lyons] began his artistic education at the age of four, with subsequent studies of the great Renaissance and modern art masters from an early age.” — LyonsMotorCar.com Chance of Success: 0.5
Devel Motors The Vehicles: The Sixteen, an Emirati hypercar intended to have 5,007hp and break the 483km/ barrier in its
h top USD1.8 million drag-racing spec. Its Michigan-built quad-turbocharged V16 is based on a pair of GM LS V8s. Two roadgoing versions with a mere 2,000 or 3,000hp are also planned. If the Sixteen doesn’t work out, the company is developing the Sixty, a six-wheel-drive, dune-destroying SUV. Announced: 2013 Promised: Yes Key Asset: Chief engineer Paolo Garella, former head of Pininfarina Special Projects. Achilles’ Heels: Tyres. Threedimensional reality.
Notable Quote: “Devel Sixteen is born with extreme performance and unimaginable outstanding power of 10
supercars.” — DevelMotors.com Chance of Success: 0.2
From top: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003s;Devel Sixteen.