Say hello to the Ajlani Drakuma, a hypercar with 1,200 hp that may or may not ever be produced.
In the Middle East, there are many luxury carmakers who are very keen to make ludicrously fast and powerful cars. One thinks that if the average family sedan is a Mercedes-AMG 400-hp, then you really have to go all-out to please someone.
We all know about the Devel Sixteen, a 5,000-hp hypercar that looks like it came from outside, but it’s been evolving for the past half a decade and shows no sign of ever seeing a real production car.
And here’s the Ajlani Drakuma, another UAE hypercar debuting at the Dubai Motor Show. This car has a fair 1,200 hp of a pure twin-turbo V8 instead of 5,000 hp of a 12.3-L quad-turbo V16, unlike the Devel Sixteen. We’re guessing, at least. There’s a lot to be tinkered with about the Drakuma.
Bashar Ajlani, company founder, said in an interview with Top Gear that the model unveiled in Dubai is not close to development anywhere. The Drakuma (which is Dragon in English) will, however, be “Pagani-inspired” when it enters production, mainly because it will be made in very small quantities and held to the highest standards.
Horacio Pagani, says Ajlani, is one of his automotive heroes “because he doesn’t compromise when it comes to quality.” We know that the Drakuma will have a carbon fiber body and that it’s doors will eventually spread like “dragon’s wings,” but all the rest is a question mark. The doors of the Drakuma are black-out, so we don’t know what the inside would look like, and whatever photos the company has created are all outside.
We don’t know about pricing either or when we can expect a production model to be seen. Like the Devel Sixteen, it is a car built on its own timetable, whatever it may be. And just like that plan, who knows if a car called Pagani will ever be identified.
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GALLERY: Ajlani Drakuma