Όλα ξεκίνησαν το 2011, όταν ένας πλούσιος Ελβετός επιχειρηματίας ζήτησε από τους σχεδιαστές Bo Zolland του σουηδικού design studio Vizualtech, και Robert Palm, έναν ανεξάρτητο Ελβετό σχεδιαστή να δημιουργήσουν το Growler E, ένα one-off αυτοκίνητο ήταν μια σύγχρονη εκδοχή της θρυλικής Jaguar E-Type.

Τελικά το αυτοκίνητο άρεσε τόσο που αποφασίστηκε να περάσει στη παραγωγή με όνομα Lyonheart K. Σε σχέση με το one-off μοντέλο διαθέτει νέα φωτιστικά σώματα, 20″ πολυάκτινες ζάντες, clamshell καπό και LED φωτιστικά σώματα.

Το σώμα του είναι κατασκευασμένο από carbon ενώ το σασί του από αλουμίνιο. Συνολικά ζυγίζει 1.575 κιλά και στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν δερμάτινες επενδύσεις, ένα σύστημα ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας το οποίο κρύβεται μέσα στο ταμπλό, ξύλινα διακοσμητικά, ξύλινο τιμόνι, καθώς και λεπτομέρειες από βουρτισμένο αλουμίνιο και χρώμιο.

Έχει μήκος 4,749 μέτρα, πλάτος 1,933 μέτρα, πλάτος 1,314 μέτρα και μεταξόνιο 2,752 μέτρα. Κάτω από το καπό του βρίσκεται ο κομπρεσοράτος 5.0 λίτρων V8 κινητήρας, απόδοσης 575 ίππων με 700 Nm ροπής. Συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο αυτόματο κιβώτιο με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε 3.9 δευτ. με την τελική του ταχύτητα να περιορίζεται ηλεκτρονικά στα 300 χλμ/ώρα.

Πόσο κοστίζει; 495.000 ευρώ χωρίς ΦΠΑ και μόλις 250 αυτοκίνητα θα βγούνε στη παραγωγή με το 70% εξ’αυτών να πηγαίνουν στην Ευρώπη, το 20% στη Κίνα και το 10% στη Μέση Ανατολή.

[Πηγή: Lyonheart ]

Δελτίο Τύπου

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS

BODY & EXTERIOR
  • Aluminium body panels and closures.
  • Front wing brake vents.
  • Mirror-finish paintwork applied and polished by hand.
  • Custom choice of paint colours.
  • Black matrix grille with chromed metal bar and ‘L-Shield’ emblem.
  • Polished stainless steel brightware to glass surrounds.
  • Metal door handles, bumpers and side finishers.
  • Polished stainless steel ‘Lyonheart K’ tread plates.
  • Dual round polished stainless steel central exhaust tailpipes.
  • Projector headlamps with light-sensing auto operation, daytime running LED signature and washers.
  • LED rear light clusters and high-level stop lamp atop car roof.
  • Polished stainless steel, electronically adjustable and heated door mirrors.
  • Keyless entry system with chromed metal door handles and red glass engine start button on gear lever.
  • Park distance control to front and rear.
  • Dual petrol fillers with polished stainless steel caps.
INTERIOR
  • Carefully selected quality leather to all trimmed surfaces including seating, fascia, console, door panels, door pillars, headlining, sun visors, all stowage compartments and glove box.
  • Large choice of colours in single tone or duo-tone leather and stitching colour combinations from elegant to sporty moods.
  • Colour-matched wool carpet.
  • Colour-matched leather bound wool carpet overmats with polished stainless steel fixings.
  • Colour-matched seatbelts with chromed metal buckles.
  • Veneer to fascia, continuous wooden waistline from fascia to doors, behind the seats and back.
  • Large choice of veneer species available.
  • High finish interior fittings in brushed aluminium or chromed metal.
  • Engine-turned aluminium centre console.
  • Polished aluminium switchgear and ‘Shield’-shaped gear lever arrangement.
  • Driver’s instrument panel featuring chromed metal surrounded dials for vehicle and engine speed.
  • Instruments are highlighted with Jade green traditional illumination.
  • Minor gauges panel in centre console fascia with fuel gauge, coolant temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and battery charge gauge, with central analogue clock.
  • Boot trimmed in leather and carpeted to match interior cabin with polished stainless steel sill plate.

CHASSIS

  • All aluminium chassis.
  • Double wishbone front suspension with electronic dampers.
  • Multilink rear suspension with electronic dampers.
  • 20″ alloy wheels. Optional: Unique 20″ wire wheels, highest grade of stainless steel spokes, Permatrue® technology assuring long lasting, durable and adjustment-free use.
  • Wheel dimensions: front 20″x8″with 255x35xR20 tyres, rear 20″x9.5″ with 285x30xR20 tyres.
  • Speed-sensitive power steering.
  • Adaptive Dynamics: analyses speed, steering and body movements 500 times a second.
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC): comes into play as soon as it detects the wheels slipping.
  • Four-channel ABS, supplemented by Emergency Brake Assist.
  • High Performance Braking System, with 380mm front discs and aluminium calipers.
  • Active Differential: provides superior asphalt and loose surface traction.
  • Electronic Parking Brake with drive-away assist and hill hold feature.
SAFETY & SECURITY
  • Dual-stage driver’s and passenger air bags with passenger air bag deactivation facility.
  • Side airbags fitted to seats.
  • Integrated and hidden Roll-Over Protection System (convertible).
  • 3-point seatbelts to with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and force limiters.
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system with provision for speed related warning.
  • Vehicle Immobiliser & Interior volumetric alarm system.
AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
  • 7″ high-resolution colour touch-screen: controls most major functions and keeps the number of conventional switches to a minimum. A masterpiece of clarity and intuitive functionality, used to operate the in-car audio system, the Bluetooth® telephone system, satellite navigation and the climate control. Automatically concealed under wooden dash panel when not in use.
  • Portable Audio Interface: provides full-function control of an iPod or other MP3 player via the Touch-screen. USB storage devices can also be accessed via the Touch-screen and other players can be connected to the car through the standard 3.5mm stereo auxiliary input port.
  • Audio system: Bowers & Wilkins™ 525W system with Dolby® Pro-Logic II Surround Sound for extraordinary sound quality throughout the cabin. Exceptionally clear reproduction, enhanced by Kevlar® cones in the larger speakers and aluminium domes on the tweeters.
  • Satellite navigation system: controlled through the touch-screen, it will store details of up to 20 destinations and can provide congestion alerts, with possible alternative routes. When fuel is running low, it also shows details of the closest filling stations.
COMFORT
  • Seats with 16-way electrical adjustment, including lumbar support, memory function, heated and cooled.
  • Dual zone climate control system: individual cabin temperature control for both driver and passenger. Fully automatic, with auto-recirculation, humidity control and automatic window demisting.
  • Traditional, polished stainless steel bullseye air vents.
  • Three-spoke, thin wooden ring with brushed aluminium spokes, multi-function steering wheel with electric adjustment for tilt and reach with memory function.
  • Centre armrest with leather trimmed storage, multimedia connectivity and 12V power socket.
  • Cruise control.
  • Brushed aluminium interior rear view mirror with auto-dimming function.
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers.
  • Power windows with one-touch operation and anti-trap protection.
  • Twin cup holders concealed in centre console.
  • Leather trimmed glove box with illumination and 12 V power socket.
  • Leather-bound owner’s handbook housed in dedicated stowage under passenger seat.
  • Document stowage pockets to seatbacks.

TECHNICAL DATA

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Engine Cosworth refined 5000cc Supercharged V8, 32 valves
Max. Power 575PS / 430kW @ 6000-6500rpm
Max. Torque 700Nm / 516lb-ft @ 2500-5500rpm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Emission Level EU 5 / LEV II
Fuel Transmission EU 95 to 98 RON ZF 6HP28 6-speed automatic

PERFORMANCE

Max. Speed 300km/h / 186mph (limited)
Acceleration 0 – 100km/h 3.9 seconds*
Acceleration 0 – 60mph 3.7 seconds
*Subject to Type Approval

FUEL CONSUMPTION

EU DRIVE CYCLE
Urban 15.2mpg* 18.4 litres/100km*
Extra-Urban 35.0mpg* 8.2 litres/100km*
Combined 24.0mpg* 11.9 litres/100km*
CO2 emissions (combined) 292g/km*
*Subject to Type Approval

WEIGHT AND DIMENSIONS

Kerb Weight NA*
Gross Weight NA*
Fuel tank capacity 80 L
Overall Length 4749 mm
Width without mirrors 1933 mm
Height 1314 mm
Wheel Base 2752 mm
*Subject to Type Approval

Over the years, the British car industry has seen many legendary names disappear. Now is the time for a new, truly British car manufacturer: LYONHEART CARS LTD.

Based in Coventry, the original home of the British automotive industry, Lyonheart Cars is synonymous with rare, exclusive, super luxury cars, hand-built in a limited series. Our goal at Lyonheart Cars is to make the ‘Made In England’ label into a truthful concept, not just a statement. Every part of a Lyonheart car is developed, engineered and hand-built in England.

Due to very encouraging customer response, the planned production of the all-new British luxury sports car, the LYONHEART K, has been increased to a series of 250 cars. In addition, upon customer insistence, a convertible version of the Lyonheart K will also be built.

The Cosworth refined 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 delivers 575PS and 700Nm of torque. The state-of-the-art all aluminium chassis and a finely tuned multilink chassis offers superb dynamics and agility. The Lyonheart K reaches 100kph in under 4 seconds and tops 300kph (electronically limited).

Lyonheart’s design philosophy is simple: use only genuine materials – leather, veneer, polished stainless steel, brushed aluminium and chromed metal, nothing else. Opening the traditional, front-hinged clamshell bonnet will reveal the high-tech Cosworth refined powertrain.

Lyonheart K epitomises high-technology and performance motoring, while capturing the essence of a centennial, British car-making tradition. Contact us now if you wish more information about the Lyonheart K. The new legend in British motoring history – The Return Of The King.