Any supercar fanatic can tell you that, with few exceptions, the best exotics come from Europe – but that usually comes down to a handful of countries like Italy, Germany and England. Every so often, though, a new supercar outfit starts up somewhere else in Europe. Like Spyker in the Netherlands, Zenvo in Denmark or Koenigsegg in Sweden. Arrinera is vying to join their ranks, and has been for some time, but this company is based in Poland.
The name first crossed our radars back in 2011, then brought chassis guru Lee Noble on board and was subsequently dismissed as little more than a reworked Lamborghini replica. But Arrinera bounced back, promising a redesign for the supercar dubbed Hussarya before it hit the market. And here it is.
Draped over the high-strength steel chassis are revised composite body panels that look largely the same as the versions we've seen until now. The lower front fascia appears more sculpted with repositioned aero elements, there are additional air vents at the corners of the windshield and in front of the doors, the mirrors have been reprofiled and the tail incorporates a deployable spoiler in place of the individual pop-up flaps. Otherwise it looks about the same as the last version we saw, but then it's pretty easy to adjust the styling on some renderings. Whether it succeeds in shaking the Lambo replicar reputation with a Pagani-esque name and such minor revisions is up to you to decide.
The formula calls for a 6.2-liter V8 sourced from GM, planted amidships, mated to a paddle-shift gearbox and propelling 650 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. Those are similar specs to the McLaren 650S, but with 100 lb-ft more torque and a good hundred fewer pounds to motivate. Yet Arrinera quotes slightly slower performance stats with a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds and an 11-second quarter-mile. Top speed, though, is claimed to be a bit higher at 211 miles per hour. Whether it ever meets those performance targets or reaches the market – any market, really – is another matter entirely.