First Polish supercar draws near…
…with a little help from Lee Noble. 650bhp V8 Arrinera ‘Hussarya’ nearly ready
Posted: 07 Aug 2012
This is what Poland's first ever supercar will look like. Probably. It's made by a company called Arrinera, and is called the ‘Hussarya'.
We say made, when of course, we mean, will be made, at some point soon. Probably. Because these pictures are just renderings, albeit the final computer renderings of what the finished product should look like.
But it *should* be pretty nifty, not least because a certain Mr Lee Noble sits on the management board of Arrinera Automotive, and was involved in the chassis design. You might remember his earlier work - the mind-alteringly quick Noble M12 and M400. There's already a prototype of the Hussarya - built and tested last year for investors to gawp over - so it's more real than most rendered supercars we see on the Interwaves. Underneath sits a 6.2-litre V8 producing 650 horses, all sent to the rear wheels via a ‘Graziano' gearbox.
A relatively lithe kerbweight of just 1,300kg means the 0-62mph sprint is estimated at 3.2 seconds, 0-124mph in around 8.9 seconds, and a top speed of 211mph. The looks have been changed since its early conception, along with the cockpit design, to keep "up to date with current trends in automotive design". Have a click through and let us know what you think.
Oh, and as for that name? Apparently, the ‘Hussars' were, by the time they were formed in Poland in the 17th century, very heavily armed and very effective cavalry units. Meaning this Polish supercar - the country's first - references the most important rule of Top Gear's Guide To Building Supercars: give it a fighty name.
Expect it sometime next year. Probably.