First, the name: it's taken from the 12th-century Polish cavalry, the Hussars. The new design that name is applied to has been worked up over the past 14 months, and maintains the same dimensions as the prototype but has more ground clearance, active spoilers that deploy during braking, and doors that open traditionally onto a redisigned, more spacious cockpit. To our eyes, it's a good looking car (in rendering form, anyway).
Yes, it does still remind us of a couple of supercars from Sant'Agata Bolognese. The Hussarya's dimensions fall between the Lamborghini Gallardo and Aventador, but are closer to that smaller coupe: the Hussarya is four inches longer than the Gallardo, six inches wider and one inch taller, but has a 106.1-inch wheelbase that is almost dead on with the Aventador's 106.3-inch wheeblase even though the Aventador is 13 inches longer than the Arrinera. The Hussarya is an inch wider than the Aventador and has a wider track both front and rear.
Located behind that cockpit will be the 6.2-liter, 650-horsepower V8 we've been told about, said to be good for getting the 2,860-pound car – 446 pounds lighter than the 3,306-pound, all-wheel-drive Gallardo LP560-4 – from standstill to 62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, down the quarter-mile in 11 seconds flat and on to a 210-mph top speed. Looks good on paper, at least.
We're told it will go into production next year, assembled in Poland by a division of Germany's MAN Ferrostaal. Before that, it will undergo comprehensive testing at in Spain at Applus IDIADA. Still no word on price, but you can have a look at the new car in the high-res gallery, and find out all about its development in the videos and press release below.
Beauty, strength and maneuverability: these were the main traits of the world's most powerful and effective XVII century cavalry – the Polish Hussars. Arrinera draws from these traditions and incorporates them into the Hussarya supercar.
The Arrinera Hussarya
The revamped design which is currently being presented is a direct result of intense and consistent work carried out since 2008 – all aimed at creating the first Polish supercar. Arrinera Automotive has devoted 14 months to the development of the current design. During this time the Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering), under the direct supervision of Dr. Janusz Piechna Ph.D. D.Sc., has conducted several tests including an aerodynamic test of the body structure at simulated speeds of 360 km/h.
"Arrinera Hussarya was created for automobile enthusiasts with a passion for fast and beautiful cars. For enthusiasts searching for intense emotions and a massive dose of adrenaline combined with the practicality of everyday solutions. With just a little extravagance mixed in for good measure." - Lukasz Tomkiewicz (CEO)
Bearing in mind comfort, we have redesigned the cockpit. Thanks to this change, drivers will experience a carefully designed balance between an amplitude of area and that what is characteristic for the interior of a supercar. We have also raised the ground clearance and redesigned the doors so that they now open in a traditional manner (as opposed to the A.H.1 prototype).
Arrinera Hussarya has not changed its base dimensions. The refreshed design gives the impression of being "lighter" while at the same time, keeping up to date with the current trends in automotive design.
The inspiration for these design changes was air motion, which is why Arrinera Automotive has devoted so much time and effort to achieving aerodynamic perfection. As a result, the present design was largely "created by the flow of air streams moving around the body of the supercar" – Pavlo Burkatskyy (the Head Designer at Arrinera Automotive S.A.)
* "Flood" – Henryk Sienkiewicz
A countless number of mutually intersecting lines indicate the urge for constant movement. Lines intersect, disappear and re-emerge on the supercar's body. The lines have no beginning, no end - each just caught in constant motion.
The wheel arches in the Arrinera Hussarya have been strongly accented emphasizing its stability and awesome power. This combination of a muscular form while still retaining a certain degree of lightness gives the Arrinera Hussarya the characteristics of a natural predator – strength and speed.
"The word Arrinera is derived from Basque and Italian, which in direct translation means - 'truly streamlined'." - Lukasz Tomkiewicz (CEO)
One of the many elements that will demonstrate the prestige of the Hussarya is an exclusive color palette, created especially for Arrinera Automotive by some of the world's best known manufacturers of automobile paints.
The Arrinera Hussarya supercar also comes equipped with two spoilers that serve as an additional air brake at speeds beyond 150 km/h. Activated by the brake pedal, spoilers deploys to an angle of 50 degrees to reduce braking distance. In the future these spoilers will also serve as elements of advanced active aerodynamics.
Limited edition 33 Series
Sometime between August and September 2012, Arrinera Automotive will unveil the 33 Series – a limited edition of the Arrinera Hussarya supercar which will be limited to 33 units. Unique equipment as well as, distinctive styling both for the interior and the body will set this top-of-the-line model apart from the "regular" Hussarya.
Customers ordering Arrinera Hussarya 33 will need to place a deposit in order to make a booking for the vehicle.
Production and testing
In 2011 Arrinera Automotive signed a letter of intent regarding the assembly of the Hussarya supercar by SILS Centre Gliwice, in Poland - a member of Ferrostaal Automotive GmbH based in Essen, Germany ( www.ferrostaal-automotive.com ). SILS Centre Gliwice has extensive experience in providing services to multinational automotive corporations as well as, all the proper certificates confirming the best quality of their services.
Arrinera Hussarya is scheduled for road and performance tests at the Applus IDIADA automotive research center in Spain. The vehicle will become available for purchase no earlier than at the end of 2013.
Arrinera Hussarya will be offered for both right and left hand traffic.
About Arrinera Automotive
Arrinera Automotive S.A. is a Polish based company established in 2008. Its main objective is the development of the Arrinera supercar project. The Arrinera is the first supercar to be manufactured in Poland. The idea, capital and most of the engineering/design works as well as, the production process are the result of joint efforts of Polish engineers and business entrepreneurs.
This project has also received firm support from Lee Noble - a revered British sports car constructor, who is also a member of the management board of Arrinera Automotive and the company's shareholder.
In June of 2011 Arrinera Automotive completed work on the A.H.1 prototype and presented the vehicle to its shareholders. The A.H.1 prototype first hit the road that same month.
Official video (prototype A.H.1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYF55fE3NPU
The making of movie...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evsa-PpMLkw
Preliminary technical parameters/specifications of the Arrinera Hussarya supercar
Length (mm): 4450
Width (mm) : 2056
Wheel track front (mm): 1744
Wheel track frear (mm): 1744
Wheelbase (mm): 2695
Engine capacity (l): 6.2
Power (HP): 650
Maximum torque(Nm): 820
Weight/power (kg/1 KM): 2,0
0-100 km/h: 3,2
0-200 km/h: 8,9
0-200-0 km (s): 14,3
200-0 km/h (m): 133
1/4 mile time(s): 11.0
Max. speed km/h: 340
Lateral g-force (g): 1,3