Remember back in the day when Bugatti released the Veyron? Nobody could pronounce it. Same thing with Koenigsegg. And more recently, the Pagani Huayra. Heck, we even saw a British film crew stumbling through the name Aventador when Lamborghini lifted the veil on that one... and that one's a lot easier to say than Murcielago. Well now we've got one more to add to the ranks: Akylone.

The latest independent supercar project does not hail, like most, from Italy or England. Like Bugatti, it comes from France – St. Yorre to be specific – where upstart automaker Genty Automobile hopes to join the supercar elite. (Note that the first part of the company's name is pronounced like the French word for "nice" or "friendly", and the second is – realistically – in the singular.) To get there, they've gone with a (theoretical) 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 driving that magical figure – 1,000 horsepower plus – through a seven-speed sequential gearbox to the rear wheels.

With a low curb weight of 2,425 lbs (again, theoretical since we're dealing with vaporware here), and a coefficient of drag claimed at 0.35, the carbon/aluminum chassis and its svelte GT-R meets Koenigsegg bodywork is earmarked to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.7 seconds en route to a 220 mph top end.

Genty reportedly hopes to build 15 examples, but that's presuming it can get the orders in place at what's sure to be a lofty price point. If it doesn't, the renderings in the image gallery and video after the jump may be as close as we get to ever seeing one, so check 'em out.



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