American Startup Bringing 1,700-HP LM2 Streamliner Supercar To New York Auto Show
Lyons Motor Car is a company founded by a graphic designer and car enthusiast, and based in New York City. Its new supercar is called the “LM2 Streamliner” and a working concept is scheduled to be unveiled at the 2015 New York Auto Show in a week’s time. Right now, Lyons has only released a handful of renderings and some initial specs.
The LM2 Streamliner is said to feature aluminum and carbon fiber construction, both for the body and chassis. A claimed power output of 1,700 horsepower will be generated by a twin-turbocharged 8.2-liter V-8 sourced from Nelson Racing Engines, and this engine will be mounted behind the cabin and used to spin all four wheels. The transmission will be a seven-speed sequential unit.
The wild specs don’t end there, as Lyons also claims the LM2 Streamliner will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.2 seconds, reach 100 mph in 4.1 seconds, pass the quarter mile in 8.8 seconds, and go on to hit a top speed of 290 mph. All figures mentioned would make the LM2 Streamliner the fastest car in production—only it’s not in production yet and thus none of the claimed figures can be verified. Source