The GT4 racer has embarked upon a road tour of its home country Poland.
Arrinera’s track-only Hussarya GT has been making Internet rounds this year, following its introduction back in January at the Autosport International in Birmingham. It also made a special appearance during the Goodwood Festival of Speed and demonstrated its brutal launch on a very wet airfield in Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire. Now, the GT4 prototype is back at home in Poland for a nationwide tour and it’s making several stops, including in the country’s capital Warsaw.
Being a purebred race car, the Hussarya GT is far from being street legal, but the peeps from Arrinera managed to pull some strings and transformed the city’s downtown into the prototype’s very own playground. Developed by the Warsaw’s Technical University for the FIA GT4 championship, the carbon fiber-bodied sounds glorious thanks to a race-spec naturally-aspirated LS3 V8 borrowed from General Motors. It can be tuned to deliver anywhere between 420 and 650 horsepower channeled to the rear axle through a sequential, six-speed gearbox.
Arrinera hopes it will be able to generate some sales following the promotional campaign, with plans to produce two or three cars each year.
A road-legal version (pictured above) dubbed ‘Hussarya 33’ is set to go on sale towards the end of the year for approximately €500,000 (about $554,200), according to Arrinera’s president Lukasz Tomkiewicz in a recent interview with The Tech Sense. It will use a naturally-aspirated 8.2-liter V8 engine unleashing in excess of 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts) and 900 newton-meters (664 pound-feet) of torque in a supercar weighing just 1,400 kilograms (3,086 pounds), so expect some amazing performances.
Arrinera Hussarya GT in Warsaw
POLISH ROAD TRIP
The blue Arrinera Hussarya GT prototype, the same one which distinguished itself as the first Polish car to ever tackle the famous hillclimb at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, visited Poland during a road tour which consisted of several photo locations in beautiful Polish cities. The car, which is a GT4 racer with a tubular frame, carbon fiber body, V8 engine and a sequential Hewland gearbox, looked its best against the backdrop of various spots in Szczecin, Wroclaw and Warsaw.
In Szczecin the Hussarya GT visited the cobblestone-paved terraces overlooking the Odra river, with their flowing corners and monumental buildings atop the hill providing an unusual venue for a race car photoshoot, then the car appeared at a park in Szczecin which boasts Poland's largest population of plane trees. It looked positively awesome in the natural chiaroscuro environment. Then the Arrinera appeared in front of the Philharmonic in Szczecin, which in 2015 received the Mies van der Rohe prixe for the most beautiful building in Europe. Afterwards the car was transported to a secret location deep in Szczecin's harbor, and later to the newly rebuilt bank of the river, remodeled for the Tall Ships Races.
In Wroclaw our car caused a considerable stir in the fabulous Old Town Square when we parked it in front of the 13th century town hall, and was constantly besieged by crowds of people, both Polish and foreign, anxious to take pictures of the sleek racer transplanted to the centre of the town which in 2016 is the European Culture Capital.
Finally, in Warsaw, the historical heritage evident in the Arrinera bloodline was emphasized by the photoshoot in Pilsudski Square, named after our political leader who was instrumental in bringing Poland back to the map of Europe in 1918. The square, which until World War II was dominated by the Saski Palace, is now a parade ground surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is the only part of the original palace that has survived. The photoshoot ended with our car being driven around the square and around the imposing National Opera House which boasts the largest theater stage in Europe. The prototype returned to the UK for further testing and development.