W motors supercar, the era of Arab supercars!

What does every human being on this planet dream about? I bet having a fashion brand name of your own, a fragrance in your name, a precious jewel made by you, and many other luxurious things cross your mind. Ralph Debbas, a young man, 25 years old, has made true a dream of every Arab enthusiast in the Middle East, rising up the name of his country of origin, Lebanon: SUPERCAR MADE IN THE MIDDLE EAST! 

Our team attended the ceremony that took place in Sursock, Ashrafieh, for the launch of W Motors or WDI (Wolf Design Innovation).

I personally had the chance to visit Ralph at his office in Horsh Tabet to discuss what W Motors is all about.

Ralph followed his studies in Graphic Design at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, and then pursued a higher education in England where he studied Automotive Design at Coventry University School of Art and Design, graduating with honors.

After working on several award winning concepts and getting access to the automotive world and industry, Ralph moved back to Beirut in 2009 where WDI Group was established to carry out several design projects in different fields of design, all the while focusing on one dream and objective: making W Motors come to life.

How did a young man finance the biggest project ever in Lebanon in automotive industry? W Motors started many projects before the supercar, such as designing yachts.

In 2010, he introduced the first Zenith project, which was the first concept of the supercar. He travelled to Austria and then to Turin in Italy to meet with the GM of Magna Steyr. Project Zenith 2 was born in 2011. But the engine was needed from somewhere. He had to go to Germany and more specifically to RUF Automobile. An exclusive engine was produced for W Motors: 3.8 L twin-turbo mid-engine, flat-6, producing 750 hp and delivering 980 Nm of torque. The top speed is 385 kph and from standstill to 100 kph it is less than 2.8 seconds. Fuel consumption of the supercar is 13.5 L/100 km. W Motors is a rear wheel drive car and weights 1380 Kg.

Debbas, GM and Chairman of W Motors, told us that he is the only Lebanese and Arab within the company right now. He is surrounded by French designers who are helping him.

What is the cost of such a supercar?

For the W Motors hypersport, we are talking about 3.4 million dollars and only 5 units will be produced worldwide. The hypersport focuses on luxury, exclusivity and technology.

For the W Motors supersport, we are talking about less than 2 million dollars and only 25 units will be produced worldwide. The supersport focuses on speed, power and performance. Top speed is above 400 kph, more than 1000 hp, and from 0 to 100 kph it is 2.4 seconds.

In December, 2012, the car will be shown in a private location in Dubai and the offices will be located in Downtown Dubai near Burj Khalifah. Deliveries of the cars will be made around September, 2013.

If you want to be unique in an expensive way, it’s W Motors that will quench your thirst!

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