The last time we heard from Polish supercar maker Arrinera, they may or may not have been a scam, but either way, a journalist was getting sued for calling them that. But I suppose that's all water under the bridge now, because Arrinera's car, the Arrinera Hussarya, finally has a timetable for production.
Fittingly, the super-limited launch edition of what is in all likelihood already going to be a super-limited car is going to be called the Arrinera Hussarya 33. The "33" means that there will be 33 examples produced, which I suppose is straightforward enough.
The Hussarya will come with a 650-horse V8 mounted amidships, but anymore details about it (size? Aspiration? Source???) are still absent. 0-60 is supposed to come about in 3.2 seconds, and the Hussarya is supposed to top out at 211 MPH. All for a price of about $217,000.
Oh, and famed automotive designer Lee Noble, he of the Noble M600 fame, is helping out as well. Which isn't too shabby.
But to be honest, I'm still concerned about this company's future. Yes, it looks properly good, and yes, it's got all the proper statistics, but that might be the problem. Everything here is good and proper, just like every other sports car maker these days.
What I'm saying is, why would you buy a Polish sports car that looks like a Lamborghini, sounds like a Lamborghini, and goes like a Lamborghini, if you could just have a Lamborghini? If you want to be a successful supercar maker these days, you can't just try to beat Lamborghini and Ferrari at their own game.
You have to create new rules for it. That's why companies like Pagani and Koenigsegg, that churn out proper insanity, still exist, and so many other companies don't.
So good luck, I guess, Arrinera. You're going to need it.