If we had a dollar for every company that announced plans to build a world-beating supercar but never quite got around to actually selling it, we’d have enough money to actually buy a supercar. The latest contestant to step into the arena: Genty Automobile, a French “car maker” who just today announced plans to build a mid-engined monster called the Akylone.
Genty’s followed the usual wanna-be supercar maker plan to a T: while they don’t seem to have a prototype, powertain mule or even a physical model built yet, they do have a very nice list of technical specifications for their new car: a 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 generating more than 1,000 horsepower and 940 lb-ft on E85, connected to a sequential seven-speed transmission; a length of 175.8 inches, a width of 80.7 inches, and a height of 43.9 inches; a dry weight of 2,425 pounds; a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds, with a top speed of 220 miles per hour; and of course, a turning circle of 37.72 feet.
They also have the other prerequisite for this league of ambitious dreamers: CGI renderings of their car in a wide variety of environments. And of course, it’s about as generic a supercar as a designer could possibly pen without pushing his drawing table out the window and giving up his dreams for business school like his mother always wanted. Oh, and they have a spiffy little CGI video, too.