It's too early to know whether the startup firm Arrinera Automotive will ever become one of the world's primo exoticar manufacturers. However, based on just-released first pics and specifications, the upcoming initial effort from this Polish startup firm appears to have the visual and mechanical chops that could one day make for some interesting comparisons with rivals from the reigning supercar powers.
Named in honor of the country's famed Hussar cavalry of the 15th-16th century, the Arrinera Hussarya will wrap its carbon fiber and Kevlar body around a steel tube frame and tip the scales at less than 3,000 pounds. Motivation is supplied by a GM-sourced 6.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Corvette ZR1 tuned to make 650-horsepower and 605 lb-ft of torque. Nestled amidships, it drives the Hussarya's rear wheels though a Graziano high-performance sequential gearbox. According to Arrinera, that powertrain combo should allow the car to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 211 mph.
While Arrinera's dream machine has been in process since 2008, the iteration seen here bears only passing resemblance to the original. Completely redone over the course of the last 14 months, the new and newly named Hussarya has a far sleeker shape that's been refined and optimized through extensive aero testing at the Warsaw University of Technology. Now less angular, this focused remake also includes new twin active rear spoilers that provide an additional measure of high-speed stability.
The next stage of development for the Arrinera Hussarya will consist of on-road evaluation at the Applus IDIADA automotive research center in Spain. Pending the outcome of those trials, Arrinera plans to build a run of 33 "pre-series" cars starting early next year and then commence limited production by late 2013 or early 2014.