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Old 05-17-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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Back in 2011 we brought you the first details on a French startup by the name of Genty, which was working on a new supercar called the Akylone that would have the performance to match the latest crop of hypercars like the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. Not much has been heard from Genty since then but now the company has revealed a slightly updated design for its Akylone supercar and even more potent performance figures.

In designing the Akylone, the goal for Genty was to come up with a high-performance vehicle that returns to the principle of pure driving pleasure by offering a a class leading power-to-weight ratio. In other words, power needed to be up and weight down.

In the power department, Genty, unlike many other supercar startups, has chosen to develop its own bespoke V-8. In its latest specification, the new unit is to be a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V-8 developing upwards of 1,200 horsepower and 861 pound-feet of torque. All of this is to be routed to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters.

In order to keep weight of the Akylone as low as possible but still maintain its strength and rigidity, the chassis is to be a mix of carbon fiber and aluminum, which should result in an overall curb weight of 2,429 pounds (dry) and a front-to-rear weight distribution ratio of 42:58.

Initial performance estimates include a 0-62 mph time of 2.7 seconds, a 0-124 mph time of 7.2 seconds and a 0-186 mph time of just 14 seconds. The latter would make the Akylone quicker than most supercars currently on the market—by a significant margin—which certainly raises some doubts about Genty’s credibility. However, the company does have some top-level partners involved in the development of the Akylone. These include the likes of Michelin and Öhlins.

At present, Genty is still trying to raise necessary funding to get the Akylone from the design to the prototype stage so real-world testing can get underway. Below is a video featuring Genty founder Frédéric Genty speaking about his company’s future plans.

















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Old 05-17-2014, 12:11 PM   #2
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Hmmmm


Kind of looks like a refined Koenniggseggegggeeeegggggggggeeeggg

That said, bespoke V8 huh? If you're shooting for 1200hp and building a bespoke engine, why make it a V8? Might as well go full bore stupid and do a V14 because hyper car.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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Aclyone Acylone Alcyone
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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Good looking car I have to say

The individual LEDs though, are out of style
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:34 PM   #5
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Aclyone Acylone Alcyone
I was thinking the same thing.

Anyone else open the thread hoping some crazy Frenchy went all Singer on an SVX?
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #6
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Who would of thought the market was so huge for hyper cars... bahhhhh.

Pagani / Ferrari / Lambo / Porsche 918 / Koseinyeger (sp) / McLaren / Bugatti (sp) /who else am I missing that has a bespoke monster
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:55 PM   #7
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:17 PM   #8
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The 1% accounts for ~3 million people, which is a lot when you think about it. I more take issue with the fact that they all kinda run together with the exception of a very small few. Every time a one-off company like this comes out, I just see someone thinking they can build a different kit car as opposed to a better kit car, which is not what would justify these kinds of prices to me. That is reserved for things like the p1.

On the other hand, I didn't see a price mentioned, so I'm not sure what their target is. This is also the first iteration of the GTR-esque roof line I actually like. It might just be the black, though.
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On the other hand, I didn't see a price mentioned, so I'm not sure what their target is. This is also the first iteration of the GTR-esque roof line I actually like. It might just be the black, though.
(GTR roof) Crazy long ass length kinda of helps in that cause. and its black. The shut line also dictates the back window cut as well.



I'm all for crazy power, but the allure just isn't there anymore. I tend to like cars such as the Fiat 4C (minus the spider eye option). I wish hyper cars would start going crazy light. The Lambo Sesto Elemento is where super cars should be going. maybe a little less masochist in the seats though.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:42 PM   #10
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that's a snazzy looking corvette.
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