Poland isn’t exactly known as a performance-car mecca, but there’s a startup automaker that hopes to change that.
The Arrinera Hussarya is Poland’s first supercar, and it’s just about ready to hit the road.
At the very least, this upstart will look the part of a supercar. With a mid-engined chassis and plenty of aggressive scoops and vents, it hits all the high-performance notes. Granted, there’s not much originality to the design, but it’s a pretty good effort considering Arrinera’s newness.
Power comes from a General Motors-sourced 6.2-liter V8, which produces 625 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque. It drives the rear wheels through an automated-manual transmission from Italy’s CIMA.
Arrinera says the Hussarya will do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, the quarter mile in 11.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of around 211 mph. For comparison, a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 will do 0 to 60 in about the same time, but comes up short in the theoretical top-speed contest at 202 mph.
Part of that impressive performance is down to the Hussarya’s relatively-low curb weight of around 2,900 pounds. The chassis is made from high-strength steel, while the bodywork is comprised of composite materials, including optional carbon fiber and Kevlar panels.
The chassis was also tuned by British supercar genius Lee Noble. The Noble brand he founded was once in the same position as Arrinera, but has since become an established presence in the supercar field.
If all goes according to plan, the Polish upstart could join those ranks later this year.
Arrinera hopes to deliver its first cars before the end of 2014, but only plans to produce 100 examples per year. Final pricing hash’t been set, but the company previously discussed a figure of $160,000.
Many startup supercars turn out to be vaporware while some – like those of Noble, Pagani, and Koenigsegg – become modern legends. Only time will tell which fate the Hussarya is destined for.