It seems that news first reported by Motor Authority last February that a company called Lyonheart was preparing to roll out a new retro styled sports car is turning out to be more than most expected.
The start-up company based in Coventry, England has increased its planned production of the hot all-new LyonHeart K (love the name) from 50 units to a series of 250 cars.
In addition, the high-end luxury carmaker has announced it will build a convertible version of the two-door sports car.
A bit “Bond-like” in its styling cues, which is sure to draw some comparisons to classic British marquees like Jaguar and Aston Martin, the Lyonheart K was designed by the Swedish design company, Vizualtech, and the Classic Factory team.
In its official press release, Lyonheart describes a design philosophy of using “only genuine materials — leather, veneer, polished stainless steel, brushed aluminum and chromed metal, nothing else.”
The car is powered by a 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 that delivers 575PS (567 hp) and 700Nm (516f/p) of torque. Lyonheart is also touting a state-of-the-art all-aluminum chassis and a tuned multilink chassis for the kind of handling that’ll rival anything in its class.
The Lyonheart K will hit 100kph (62 mph) in less than 4 seconds and has a top speed of 300kph (about 186 mph) electronically limited.
Yep, that’s definitely Bond-like.
Pricing will start at 360,000 euros (approximately $464,000) for the coupe, and 375,000 euros for ($483,500) for the convertible.
What do you think James Bond would really think about this car?