With the last Bugatti Veyron being sold earlier this year and while waiting for the new generation of the supercar, a small French automaker is ready to launch a rival for the mighty Bugatti Veyron, named the Genty Akylone, which has no less than 1.000 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, which is actually in the motorcycle zone.
After being pregnant for about four years with the Akylone, Genty is finally ready to launch its new supercar, which is based on a successful recipe, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive and a very dynamic profile, but we can still see that the rear end has been based on the new McLaren MP4-12C, even if the design is different, the idea for the exhaust and taillights are similar to the British supercar.
The Genty Akylone has nothing in common with the Bugatti Veyron because it can’t even accelerate to 400 km/h, having a top speed of “just” 350 km/h, but thanks to its twin supercharged 4.8 liter V8 engine, the supercar can hit 100 km/h from a standstill in just 2.7 seconds, and it can accelerate from 0 to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds. The 0 to 300 km/h takes 14 seconds and 1.000 meters are finished in 16.6 seconds.
The new French supercar has a very good weight to ratio report of 1.1 kg/HP thanks to its monobloque chassis made out of carbon fiber and aluminum, adding to a total weight of 1.000 kg.
The small French automaker probably has its own hero in the shape of Pagani, but we will have to see whether Genty will be able to rise to the same level of the Italian supercar manufacturer. Genty didn’t announce anything about the new Akylone’s price or official release date but the upcoming L.A. Motor Show may be a good opportunity for the automaker to stand on the same stage as its rivals.
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