Arrinera: Poland’s inaugaural supercar to hit the streets later this year

Arrinera: Poland's inaugaural supercar to hit the streets later this year

Remember the Arrinera? It’s the Polish super car we reported on last year from Arrinera Automotive that looks alarmingly like a Lamborghini. Perhaps even a little too much. Well, we have good news — if you happen to be a fan — it’s getting a price tag and going into production.

While we’ve been referring to Poland’s first supercar as the Arrinera, that’s not actually what it’s called. Right now, apart from the Arrinera moniker, the car has yet to be given an official name, but Polish team behind it have release some details regarding its powertrain, pricing, and availability.

One of the key components to developing a successful supercar revolves around what kind of heat it’s packing under the hood. It’s really a no-brainer: if  you’re going to drop a small fortune on a car it needs to be fast. Thankfully, the Arrinera will be powered by a 6.2-liter V8, capable of producing 641 horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, it’ll be able to complete a mad dash to 62 miles per hour in just a hair over three seconds (3.2 if you really want to know). Top speed for the Arrinera is said to max out at 211 miles per hour, so yeah, it’s fast.

Arrinera Rear Tail Lights On

Of course what would a supercar be without an appropriately exciting interior? Inside, the Arrinera features sports seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and a leather-wrapped dashboard. Optional upgrades include carbon fiber trim, LED ambient lighting, and navigation system.

Production for the Arrinera – or whatever it will eventually be named – is scheduled for later this year, with pricing estimated in the region of $160,000.

The bodywork features a durable steel chassis with multilink independent suspension that was designed by the supercar guru, Lee Noble of Ultima, Ascari, and Rossion fame, to name but a few. And as we mentioned before, would be just as at home rolling out of a factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese as it would in Warsaw. We’re not going to go so far as to say the Arrinera is a rip-off, because it’s not. It has plenty of distinct features to set it apart, but the similarities are evident and you’d be forgiven for thinking so.

Arrinera Scissor Door Open

But Italian inspiration aside, we have to give props to the Polish outfit. It’s not easy breaking into the supercar scene, a number of companies from Spain (GTA Spano), Croatia (Rimac Concept One), and of course Poland’s own Arrinera are trying their luck, but the road to success will likely be long and bumpy. We suppose if you’re going to mimic someone, best to choose from one of the best, and the Raging Bull certainly ain’t a bad choice. Who knows? It might not be too long before we see Poland rank up there with the Italians, Germans, and Brits, as some of the finest sports car makers around.

Mobile

Car-branded phones need to make a U-turn if they ever want to impress

Your car and your smartphone are becoming one, yet smartphones branded or co-created by car companies are a problem. We look at the history, some examples of the best and worst, then share hopes for the future.
Product Review

Audi built an electric SUV for buyers who want gasoline-free to mean stress-free

We finally got to spend time behind the wheel of the electric 2019 Audi E-Tron bustling cities and arid desert of the United Arab Emirates to see how it compares with Jaguar and Tesla's competitors.
Cars

Rivian CEO R.J. Scaringe wants his startup to be the Patagonia of electric cars

Rivian is the latest startup hyping new electric cars. But unlike most other startups, Rivian is focusing on off-road vehicles. It launched an electric pickup truck and SUV at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. CEO R.J. Scaringe explains the…
Cars

Volkswagen may be planning a tougher challenge for its all-electric I.D. R

The Volkswagen I.D. R electric race car may head to the Nürburgring in 2019 for a lap-record attempt, according to a new report. Volkswagen will reportedly aim to set the quickest lap time ever by an electric car.
Cars

600-hp, $155K Polestar 1 is the alluring Volvo coupe you’ve been waiting for

Volvo's return to the coupe segment just took an interesting turn: the model will join the Polestar lineup, and it will get a 600-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Polestar 1 will be built in China starting in 2019.
Cars

The Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is the sexiest wagon ever

Aston Martin has revealed new photos of the limited-production Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake. The Vanquish Zagato line now includes the Shooting Brake, Coupe, Volante, and Speedster, each with bespoke styling.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Folding canoes and ultra-fast water filters

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cars

Nissan and Italdesign’s GT-R50 concept will become a $1.1 million reality

The Nissan GT-R50 is a customized sports car built to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and design firm Italdesign. Underneath the sleek bodywork sits a 710-horsepower engine fortified with race car components.
Cars

Ford’s new Shelby GT500 Mustang will have 3D-printed brake parts

Ford's new $45 million Advanced Manufacturing Center will focus on emerging technologies, including 3D printing. One of the staff's first jobs is to print parts for the 700-horsepower Shelby GT500 Mustang.
News

World’s fastest electric race car to display at Petersen Museum

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak race car smashed the all-time record at the hill climb for which it was named. The all-electric VW record-holder will be on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles until February 1, 2019.
Cars

This freewheeling Army truck-turned-tiny home is a labor of love

Most tiny homes are models of efficiency but one British metal worker has redefined the idea, converting an old Army truck into a mobile tiny home that comes with a bed, a sofa, a shower, and a beer garden.
Cars

Take a friend stargazing at 202 mph in the 2019 McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren has introduced the 2019 720S Spider. As its name implies, it's a convertible variant of the 720S coupe. The company promises the Spider retains the coupe's dynamism and agility thanks in part to the widespread use of carbon fiber.
Cars

Gateway’s born-again Ford Bronco boasts classic style, 2018 muscle car power

Illinois-based Gateway Bronco has received a license from Ford to make brand-new examples of the first-generation Bronco. Every build starts with a Ford VIN and a donor vehicle, but Gateway upgrades every part of the car.
Cars

Bloodhound’s plan to build a 1,000-mph car has run out of gas

The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) project has officially shut down. The upside is you can now buy a 135,000-horsepower car powered by a jet engine and a cluster of rockets for $319,000.