Where do you go when a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Aston Martin seems too mainstream? Wearnes, if you’re in Asia. Wearnes Automotive has announced that it’s the new exclusive partner of Koenigsegg, Pininfarina and Rimac in Asia. The three hypercar brands will be part of Wearnes’ Prestige Division which recently added Alpine and Lotus to its stable of brands that include Bentley and Aston Martin.
“There is an increase in demand and a growing appetite among Asian customers for hypercars. Our customers form an exclusive group of automobile collectors in search of the very best. These three new brands will add to the portfolio in our Prestige Division. Coupled with our expertise and experience in the ultra-luxury segment, we are confident of further strengthening our position in this segment,” said CEO Andre Roy.
To help high-end car collectors enhance, preserve and protect their investments, Wearnes Automotive has also embarked on building a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled bonded car storage facility in Singapore. This will allow luxury car collectors to store their rare, limited edition and classic cars in an exclusive and secure environment.
What can we expect from Koenigsegg, Pininfarina and Rimac under the new regional distributor? Unveiled at this year’s Geneva show, the Koenigsegg Jesko is powered by a 5.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 1,280 hp on standard gasoline and 1,600 horses on E85 biofuel.
As if that’s not crazy enough, the Pininfarina Battista – expected to arrive in 2020 – will be the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy. How about 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque with zero emissions? The Battista is an EV that does 0-100 km/h in less than two seconds, yet capable of 450 km on a full charge.
Also expected to launch in 2020 is the Rimac C_Two, the world’s most powerful electric hypercar. Powered by a four-motor system with 1,914 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque, the C_Two does the traditional century sprint in 1.97 seconds, before reaching 300 km/h in just 11.8 seconds. Click on the links above to learn more about these oddly-named, crazy-fast hypercars.
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