Arrinera Hussarya GT supercar racer revealed

What’s an Arrinera Hussarya GT then?

Polish start-up Arrinera is the latest in a long line of ambitious companies aiming to take on the supercar establishment. The Hussarya GT is the basis of that challenge, unveiled in GT4 racing guise at the Autosport International Show last week.

What do I need to know?

Arrinera is avoiding the major pitfall that accounts for most other would-be supercar makers: it doesn’t appear to be over-reaching itself.

The Hussarya GT is built around a steel tube spaceframe chassis clothed in carbonfibre and kevlar panels. Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 6.2-litre V8 – presumably Chevrolet-sourced – which sends drive to the rear wheels via a six-speed racing sequential gearbox. Ohlins provides bespoke dampers and springs for the pushrod suspension and the brakes use Alcon discs with Bosch ABS.

These are all tried and tested components, which means Arrinera stands a good chance of making them all work properly and building the car for the slated price of £130,000 to £140,000.

Arrinera reckons on a top speed of around 160mph; there’s no word on a 0-62mph time yet, but 430bhp should be enough to haul the 1,250kg Hussarya GT up to the marker in four-point-something seconds.

That power figure is limited by GT4 racing rules. The styling, too, is entirely down the need to be competitive, Arrinera stating that it has been dictated purely by aerodynamics. As a result, the Hussarya looks a bit generic, with shades of Lamborghini Huracan and McLaren 650S, but there’s no denying the impact of the immense rear wing and diffuser.

Anything else?

Arrinera plans to begin testing the Hussarya GT in the UK later this year ahead of building two or three race cars, along with a “largely similar” road-going version needed to homologate the car for racing. A high-end Hussarya 33 model is also in the pipeline.

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By Only Motors

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