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Lyons Motor Car proposes outrageous 1700hp LM2 Streamliner

March 25, 2015

Pipe dream or reality? Another proposal for an insane hypercar has hit the airwaves. This time it’s from an American company called Lyons Motor Car. It’s called the LM2 Streamliner.

Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner-front

So far only digital renderings have been produced. These are accompanied by some pretty far-fetched facts and figures. In terms of design though, the LM2 Streamliner certainly looks like it goes like a bullet.

The body is apparently made from carbon fibre to help keep weight to a minimum and to keep the body stiffness and structural integrity to a maximum. No details on kerb weight have been released at this stage.

In the engine compartment is where all of the magic is. The company envisages an 8.2-litre twin-cam V8 using twin turbochargers to produce an unbelievable 1250kW of power (1700hp) and 2180Nm of torque. This is transferred through a four-wheel drive system – obviously a heavy-duty one – after going through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

So what does this all translate to? Try 0-97km/h (0-60mph) in just 2.2 seconds, and 0-160km/h in 4.1 seconds. This would make it quicker than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and Nissan GT-R.

Lyons Motor Car LM2 Streamliner-details

A public debut for the outrageous model will take place at the 2015 New York Auto Show which starts on April 1. We look forward to seeing this before believing it. Stay tuned.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.