W Motors, Franck Muller and Quimera RR go carbon-neutral racing
W Motors, Franck Muller and Quimera RR go carbon-neutral racing
W Motors, Franck Muller and Quimera RR go carbon-neutral racing
W Motors, Franck Muller and Quimera RR go carbon-neutral racing

January 9, 2015

W Motors, Franck Muller and Quimera RR
go carbon-neutral racing

W Motors and QuimeraRR have launched a brand-new motorsport program in partnership with renowned Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller, starting with the new SuperSports model.

The first state-of-the-art sports car manufacturer in the Middle East and creator of the Lykan HyperSport, W Motors, and non-fossil-fuel racing innovators QuimeraRR have embarked on the new project to follow in the footsteps of the 770bhp Lykan officially presented in Abu Dhabi in December 2014.

“I am very proud to have found the right partners, Franck Muller and QuimeraRR, in the motorsports and automotive field to complement our vision for W Racing. We will be making history once again with the launch of this very exciting adventure,” said Ralph Debbas, Chairman of W Motors.

“We are incredibly excited to announce this next chapter in QuimeraRR’s non-fossil-fuel racing endeavour. Working with such an amazing group of partners is an unprecedented opportunity, as we develop the W Motors SuperSport hybrid, synthetic fuel GT car,” said, Javier de Rocafort, Chairman of QuimeraRR.

In order to maximize the success of the motorsport program, W Motors and QRR will build upon the involvement of industry-leading partners including RUF, Magna Steyr, Altran, Studio Torino, Air Fuel Synthesis and Pirelli.

Based on the collective knowledge and capabilities, and WM and QRR's commitment to push the boundaries of technology in the sustainable mobility scene, the W Motors SuperSport HSF is the first-ever hybrid, synthetic fuel GT racecar.

Powered by a hybrid internal combustion engine, the SuperSport is poised to be the first-ever, carbon neutral car to combine these two technologies and produce 1000bhp peak power.

The car will initially be raced as a demonstrator and technology test-bed, before embarking on global racing projects.

About W Motors. Established in 2012, W Motors is the first automotive design house and manufacturer of high performance luxury sports cars based in the Middle East. Headquartered in Dubai since early 2013, where the Company handles all its worldwide operations, R&D and design, it also operates in several facilities in Europe in collaboration with its international partners and suppliers.

About Quimera. Since 2009, Quimera has provided strategic sustainability projects and solutions in the fields of mobility and energy, through its Mobility, Strategic Planning and R&D divisions. In order to deliver these solutions in a tangible and efficient manner, Quimera leads a global consortium consisting of more than 80 companies worldwide headed by Quimera's Global Technical Partner, Altran. More info: www.quimera-project.com and www.quimerarr.com

About Quimera Responsible Racing. QRR is a global endeavour led by Quimera and Altran that aims to develop further and empower R&D activities within new and existing technologies, emphasizing motor sport's essential role as a test bed for the automotive sector, technology transfer and other key potential applications. A key goal of this endeavour
is to establish a groundbreaking race series operating at the very forefront of motor sport's clean technology development.

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