The W Motors Lykan HyperSport had a brief-but-memorable second within the “Quick and Livid” franchise when one of many supercars jumped between two buildings in “Furious 7.” Now, what’s allegedly the final surviving stunt automotive from the film can be auctioned off Could 11.
Auctioneer Rubix Network Inc. is providing not solely the automotive, however an accompanying NFT. Quick for “non-fungible token,” NFTs are used to offer proof of possession of digital gadgets, on this case a rendering of the automotive. NFTs have exploded in reputation over the previous few months, however it’s value noting that possession of an NFT doesn’t represent copyright safety of a specific work. It solely counts as “possession” throughout the blockchains the place digital currencies are mined and traded.
So it is a good factor this public sale consists of an precise automotive, even when it’s a clone, then. Based mostly within the United Arab Emirates, W Motors unveiled the Lykan HyperSport in 2013 as an idea automotive. Specs for the production model included a 3.7-liter flat-6 engine from Porsche tuner Ruf tuned to produced 770 hp and 737 lb-ft of torque, which allowed for a 0-62 mph run of two.8 seconds and a high velocity of 240 mph, in accordance with the corporate.
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Nonetheless, the specs on the public sale web site present a 2.7-liter flat-6 engine making 240 hp, with fiberglass bodywork and an aluminum chassis. That is not shocking for a stunt automotive, as they needn’t carry out as effectively or look nearly as good as the real article to do their jobs. The automotive additionally has some beauty injury, in accordance with the itemizing.
The pre-auction estimate is $750,000 to $2.5 million, which remains to be lower than the $3.4 million asking value of a brand new Lykan HyperSport when the automotive was launched however possible far overpriced for the Lykan HyperSport clone the client will get. W Motors labored to justify that value with over-the-top touches like jewel-encrusted headlights.
A 1968 Dodge Charger from “Livid 7” was additionally auctioned off in 2019. The film featured the final look of Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash earlier than filming was accomplished. Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, stood in as his character Brian O’Conner to finish the film.