Here’s an automaker that doesn’t boast with as much fame as the other brands we’re usually featuring on Luxatic. Lyonheart has recently released new details about the Lyonheart K Coupé and Convertible.
The cars are designed by Robert Palm and Bo Zolland, being crafted from aluminium. They superbly resemble the fabled British Jaguar E-Type, with their stainless steel accents throughout and oval grille. They run on 20-inch wire wheels and sport state of the art technologies like bi-xenon headlamps and stainless steel dual exhaust systems. They are even fitted with electrically-operated soft tops that can be lowered or raised in as little as 12 seconds, even at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h).
Inside the cars, there is elegance everywhere, on practically every seat and knob. There are premium leather upholsteries, bespoke switchgear and wood trim. In addition, the manufacturers have equipped the Ks’ interiors with brushed aluminium, stainless steel or chrome accents, and even instrumentation that seems to be inspired from the designs of the past. Don’t be fooled to think it’s all about the retro, though! No, no, no, there are modern features everywhere, like a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, retractable infotainment system with 7-inch display and connectivity via USB, iPod and Bluetooth.
Under the bonnet Lyonheart have mounted 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engines tuned by Cosworth, generating 575 HP (420 kW) and 700 Nm (510 lb-ft) of torque. The engines are tied to 6-speed automatic transmissions enabling the Ks to reach electronically limited top speeds of 186 mph (300 km/h) and to sprint from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in around 3.9 seconds. The fuel consumptions are quite nice, as, according to Lyonheart, they are able to average 11.9 liters / 100 km (19.7 mpg US / 23.7 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 292 g/km.
Sadly though, only 250 units of these beauties will see sunlight and production will reportedly start during December. The Lyonheart K Convertible will start at a price tag of €375,000 (around $483,000), while the Coupé starts at €360,000 (approximately $464,000) – rather expensive I’d say.