2013 Lyonheart K review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 , 19:03:10 byDan

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Lyonheart K

The British in Lyonheart Cars Ltd have recently revealed some extra information regarding the Lyonheart K Coupe and Convertible. Both cars will be available for order in a short time. Jaguar E-Type is the model vehicle that stands at the basis of this totally new car. Bo Zalland and Robert Palm are the ones who designed the Lyonheart K aluminum body. They placed an oval grille, stainless steel shades and an optional 20 inch set of wire wheels on this car. Of course other elements have been added such as bi-xenon headlamps, a stainless steel dual exhaust system and a power-operated soft top that can be raised or lowered in just 12 seconds at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph). For sure this means only one thing: a better aerodynamics.

The Cosworth refined 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 is the engine that powers the Lyonheart K. It can produce 575 HP (420 kW) and 700 Nm (510 lb-ft) of torque, assisted by a six-speed automatic transmission. The car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaches a limited top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). The average of the fuel consumption is somewhere around 11.9 L/100km (19.7 mpg US / 23.7 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 292 g/km.

The inside of the Lyonheart K is a mixture of retro and modern styles. The leather upholstery, the wood trim and the bespoke switchgear are the first to be observed. The retro comes in brushed aluminum stainless steel or chromed metal accents. The modern is illustrated by a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, Bluetooth/iPod/USB connectivity and a retractable infotainment system with a seven-inch display.

A total number of 250 Lyonheart K cars, Coupe and Convertible together, will be produced. 50 percent of them will go on the European market, 20 percent in the Middle East and 30 percent in China. The Coupe can be ordered starting from the correct sum of €360,000 ($463,930). As for the Convertible, the starting price reaches €375,000 ($483,260).

Lyonheart Cars means rare, exclusive, super luxury cars, hand-built in a limited series. Their main goal is to transform the 'Made In England' label into a true concept, not just a statement. That’s why every single part of a Lyonheart car is developed, engineered and hand-built in England. Combining tradition and modernism, Lyonheart K is a genuine unique vehicle.