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The Polish Supercar Steps Out of the Shadows (with Video)

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On: Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 5:08PM | By: Chris Weiss

The Polish Supercar Steps Out of the Shadows (with Video)

As promised the Arrinera supercar (world's first Polish supercar) has made its official, early-June debut. The Lamborghini-esque ride looks a little less Lambo in person, but the influence is still pretty clear. We have full video of the event.

Arrinera got some help from none other than Lee Noble in designing the as-yet-unnamed supercar. The car features a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 worth 638-hp, which Carscoop says is, indeed, the Corvette ZR1 mill. It fits that engine snugly inside a tubular steel chassis and lightweight Kevlar and carbon body.

Unfortunately, we're still waiting for the technical specifications. In the meantime, we'll take a wild stab based on the combination of powerful American engine and lightweight build: ~ 3 seconds to 60 mph and a top speed around 214 mph. That sounds about right for a supercar, but the Poles might have found a way to bungle the job.

While the photos that Arrinera released a couple weeks ago made the car look like a ringer for a Lamborghini Murcielago or Reventon, it looks a little less so in person—more "inspired" and less "rip-off" than we thought (though an argument could still be made either way). The back is even a little Batmobile-ish.

Inside, the car gets a bright orange and black theme with quilted leather seats and carbon fiber accents. Frankly, the orange is way too much. Then again, within a few short minutes of video, we have a bright pink shirt and a pair of orange pants—both on men. So I guess maybe the Polish like their bright colors.

While you ponder what the Arrinera might cost and how it will perform in comparison to more established names, take a look at the video below. Not only do you get to watch the live unveiling and zoom in on the car from all kinds of angles, you get to watch a pair of singing Polish guys (one of whom has short shorts on) set up the scene. It's fun on many levels. Seven minutes is a little long if you don't speak any Polish, but you can always let it load and fast-forward to the good parts; I certainly did.

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snake | 6:49AM (Fri, Jun 17, 2011)

Do you think they remembered the drive shaft?


Andrew3042 | 1:22PM (Mon, Jun 20, 2011)

They probably left it out to save on weight.

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