US-based startup firm Lyons Motor has unveiled plans to showcase its 1677bhp LM2 Streamliner supercar at the New York motor show next week.
The LM2 Streamliner, which is powered by an 8.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, is claimed to have an estimated top speed of 290mph. Its makers claim the car can reach 60mph in 2.2sec, 100mph in 4.1sec and 200mph in 11.85sec. The V8 engine produces 1610lb ft. Drive is sent to all four wheels by a seven-speed sequential transmission.
Those heady performance claims put the LM2 Streamliner into direct competition with more established names such as Koenigsegg. Lyons Motor says the LM2 streamliner also gets a 16in touchscreen infotainment system inside. The car’s aerodynamic bodywork is made from carbonfibre.
The company says it is the first car manufacturer to be based in New York city for 70 years and that the LM2 Streamliner will “counter the best performing and exclusive vehicles from Europe, Asia and beyond have to offer.
"The LM2 Streamliner is not only an engineering tour de force; it is a masterpiece equivalent to fine art.”