You can buy the Lykan HyperSport stunt car featured in Fast & Furious 7
The only one that survived
A few years ago, at the Turin Auto Show (Parco Valentino), I saw the Lykan HyperSport in person and thought it was really rather ugly and striking at the same time. Unfortunately when I asked W Motors, the company that builds it, if I could test drive one of their cars, the answer was a predictable and resounding 'no'. Famous for being featured - and totalled - in Fast & Furious 7, the Lykan HyperSport is a 770-hp supercar built in the UAE.
It's a bit pricey, coming in at $3.4m, and this particular Lykan is probably even more expensive than that, because it is the stunt car that was driven by Dom Toretto in the film and it's about to be sold at auction.
There are a couple of things worth noting. First of all, 10 Lykans were used for the film and this is the only one that survived. And it is not intact. The steering-wheel airbag was removed, as were the infotainment system, the instrument cluster and, well, the engine. The 780-hp twin-turbo RUF flat-six that powers the original model was replaced by a 245-hp flat-six, sourced from a Porsche 718, and a manual transmission was added. Bits and pieces are missing here and there - the mirrors for example - and some of the components that were damaged during filming haven't been replaced or fixed.
Early bidding started on May 6 at $100,000 and the auction starts on May 11. The winning bid will receive the car along with an NFT (Non-fungible token) of the car. I've tried looking into NFTs and I'm not sure I figured it out but an NFT is basically an encrypted virtual object, basically a glorified GIF, which can potentially sold in the blockchain. The NFT for the first ever tweet, for example, was sold for $2.9m. We live in a crazy world, I know.