The Wise Wolf

11 February 2022

So what does the W mean?

In different mythologies, founder Ralph R. Debbas, christian name Ralph’s means Wise Wolf; Mr Debbas is the ‘White Wolf’.

W Motors is an Emirati sports car company founded in Lebanon in 2012, Lebanese and Italian engineers being the first developer of high-performance luxury sports cars in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, the company’s activities include automotive design, research and development, and vehicle engineering and manufacture.

The two Hypercars for which W Motors is responsible; the Fender Supersport and the Lycan Hypersport

According to ‘W’, ‘each car we create is different, with its personality and DNA and is a one-off in every way.’

The Lykan HyperSport represented the birth of W Motors and the translation of a long-held dream into a drivable reality. The Fenyr SuperSport represents the future of W Motors and our commitment to taking bold steps with each evolution.

The Lykan Hypersport is ‘A modern machine with a touch of Humanity.’

The Lycan accelerates to 60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 245mph.

They were manufactured between 2014-2017 and were limited to seven units.

As an option, diamond headlights were offered on the ultra-exclusive Arab hypercar.

In June 2015, the Abu Dhabi Police purchased a Lykan HyperSport. The Abu Dhabi Police car was included in the total of seven, meaning only six were available for purchase by customers.

The current resplendent iteration is the Fenyr Supersport. Fenyr comes from the word Fenrir, a monstrous wolf in Norse mythology.

W Motors descriptive, ‘The earth will shake violently, trees uprooted, mountains will fall, and all binds will snap, Fenyr will be free.’ Taken from an Old Norse textbook written in Iceland in the 13th century.

The Fenyr achieves 60mph in 2.6 seconds and a top speed approaching 250mph.

Although W Motors is in Dubai, the Fenyr is built in Austria, with a 3.8 litres, twin-turbo Porsche flat 6 (tuned to an incredible 789bhp) provided by Ruf.

A Japanese collector Tetsumi Shinchi, Chairman and CEO of Shibaura Group, bought five Launch Editions.

If you’re interested, the asking price for a Fenyr Supersport is a smidge under £1.4 million. That may be steep, but it’s a steal compared to the £2.51 million you had to pay for W Motors’ previous supercar, the Lykan Hypersport.