Well, it’s happened after all. Lyons Motor Car may have been late to the party, but it made good on its promise to debut its 1,700-horsepower LM2 Streamliner at this year’s New York International Auto Show.
Despite a huge public relations push leading up to NYIAS press days, the supercar missed its unveiling last week. Instead, Lyons Motor Car unveiled the still unfinished prototype to the public at the show on Monday. The New York-based automaker posted a couple of pictures on its Facebook page, but we have to say quality-wise it looks like they spent their entire photo budget on the carefully crafted pictures featured on its own website.
So why did it miss its original April 1 debut? Well, the company says it simply just wasn’t ready because the car didn’t meet its founder Kevin Lyons’ high standards. “There is still work to be done to have the concept car meet the standards of the founders as they would prefer to release the car to the public then,” a Lyons Motor Car representative said last week in an email to a media outlet.
It’s last Tweet was on April 2, when it made the announcement the vehicle wouldn’t be ready in time.
There is still work to be done to have the concept car meet the standards of the founders. Stay tuned for updates (2/2)
— Lyons Motor Car Ltd (@LyonsMotorCar) April 2, 2015
Lyons reportedly wants to start production of the LM2 Streamliner as early as this year, with pricing set at around $1.5 million.
The automaker was founded by Kevin Lyons in 2011 in New York City. Lyons’ goal is to compete with European high-performance supercar brands and the automaker is throwing out some crazy numbers to that end. The automaker says the LM2 will churn out 1,700-horsepower generated from a twin-turbocharged 8.2-liter V-8 that’s been, “carved from a solid block of aluminum.” It also claims it will go from 0 – 60 in a mere 2.2 seconds.
On its website, Lyons Motor Car describes it as built on a “carbon fiber body, and full length carbon fiber chassis, with carbon fiber and billet stainless steel subframes” with “the most advanced and technologically convenient Full microprocessor controlled electrical system ever.”
As for the future of this car, it’s a bit questionable. While the company hopes to get it into production this year, that seems like a tall order based on the delays it’s already experienced.
Photo Credit: Lyons Motor Cars