Local distributor Wearnes Automotive has secured exclusive distributorship of hypercar brands Koenigsegg, Pininfarina and Rimac.
It can now sell the three brands across its Asian markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Mainland China, Hong Kong,
Taiwan and Mongolia.
Wearnes welcomes Koenigsegg, Pininfarina and Rimac
Koenigsegg, probably the most well-known brand of the trio, will launch with the Jesko, an all-new hypercar recently unveiled at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.
It’s powered by a 5-litre twin-turbo V8 developing 1280hp on standard petrol and 1600hp on E85 biofuel (if you can find it).
The Jesko is a track-focused, road-legal car for those looking for the “ultimate in vehicle performance”, Wearnes said in a press statement.
Meanwhile, a partnership between Italian designer Pininfarina and Indian auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has resulted in the Pininfarina Battista, an electric “luxury hyper GT”.
It’s expected to arrive in 2020.
The Battista will be the most powerful road-legal car ever designed and built in Italy, churning out a bonkers 1900hp and 2300Nm of torque.
It hits 100km/h in less than two seconds and can drive up to 450km on a 120kWh Li-ion battery before needing recharging.
Rimac, the last brand of the Wearnes trio, might be familiar to those who follow the exploits of motoring show The Grand Tour.
One of the hosts, Richard Hammond, crashed a very expensive Rimac Concept One prototype while testing it. He was fine, but the car was totalled.
No matter: Rimac is still determined to build even faster hypercars.
Expected to launch in 2020 is the Rimac C_Two, a semi-autonomous speed monster which will be the electric car to end all electric cars.
It’s powered by a four-motor powertrain developing a stratospheric 1914hp and a tarmac-destroying 2300Nm of torque.
If that doesn’t blow your head, the C_Two’s performance will: it destroys 0-100km/h in 1.85 seconds and reaches 300km/h in 11.8 seconds. That’s the same time some cars take to reach 100km/h.
Cold (car) storage
To protect these hypercars, Wearnes Automotive has begun building a climate-controlled bonded car storage facility in Singapore.
The facility will let luxury car collectors store their rare, limited-edition and classic cars in an “exclusive” and “secure” environment, Wearnes said.
“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,” said Wearnes chief executive Andre Roy.
“These three new brands will add to the portfolio in our Prestige Division. Coupled with our expertise and experience in the ultraluxury segment, we are confident of further strengthening our position in this segment.”