50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The ADR 630 Shooting Grand, which pays homage to the original Austro Daimler ‘Bergmeister’ of 1931, will make its UK debut at Salon Prive in September. For us, it’s an opportunity to revisit 49 other supercar obscurities. Stay tuned for crazy styling and even crazier levels of performance.

Icona Vulcano

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Icona Vulcano isn’t made from volcanic ash and powered by molten lava, but it could top 220mph. The one-off Italian supercar is powered by a 6.2-litre supercharged engine sourced from the Corvette ZR1.

Dome Zero

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Dome Zero was a hero of the 1978 Geneva Motor Show. Sadly, it was destined for little more than a life in Gran Turismo.

Panther 6

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Panther 6 is straight out of the 1970s guide to building a supercar. Longer than a football pitch and complete with six wheels.

Nissan R390 GT1

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Only two road-going R390s were ever built, so this Nissan is as rare as it is stunning. Power was sourced from a twin-turbocharged V8.

Ascari KZ1

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Ascari KZ1’s 5.0-litre V8 engine was sourced from the BMW M5 and helped to give it a top speed of around 200mph.

Volkswagen W12

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Giorgetto Giugiaro’s brief was simple: build a mid-engined car to accommodate a W12 engine and VW’s four-wheel-drive system. The results were stunning.

Lotec Sirius

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Lotec claimed the 1,200hp engine in the Sirius supercar was enough to give it a top speed of 248mph. You cannot be Sirius?

Bristol Fighter

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

OK, so you’ve probably heard of the Bristol Fighter, a uniquely British take on the supercar formula.

Tramontana

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Tramontana is unlikely to feature on many bedroom walls, but with a choice of V10 and V12 powertrains, and styling inspired by the world of F1, it ticks many supercar boxes.

Trion Nemesis

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

This thing ticks even more supercar boxes. It looks great, has a brilliant name and pumps out some 2,000hp. Still want that Chiron?

Yamaha OX99-11

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Yamaha’s role in producing the achingly good looking Toyota 2000GT is largely forgotten. The OX99-11 of 1992 was its attempt at making a supercar.

Arrinera Hussarya

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The difficult to pronounce – not to mention spell – Arrinera Hussarya is Poland’s first attempt at making a supercar. Not a bad debut.

Zenvo ST1

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Fans of Top Gear will remember the Zenvo ST1 as the Danish supercar that caught fire on the Top Gear test track. Can anyone smell bacon?

Keating Supercars TKR

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your Top Trumps winner. Top speed: 260.1mph. 0-60mph: 2.0 seconds. Engine: 7.0-litre V8. Horsepower: 2,002.

Keating Supercars Bolt

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Keating Supercars Bolt arrived in a blaze of glory in 2013, with bold claims about a 340mph top speed. Usain, eat your heart out.

TranStar Racing Dagger GT

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

When we first prepared this gallery, TranStar Racing was looking for backers to make the 2,000hp, 315mph Dagger GT a reality. It’s still looking.

Panoz Abruzzi

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Panoz Abruzzi looks like a cast off from the decidedly average League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film. It would look better underwater…

Hulme CanAm Spyder

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Hardcore, you know the score. No roof, no airbags, no windscreen, no ABS and no traction control. The Hulme CanAm isn’t a car for the faint-hearted.

Beck LM 800

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

With a full tank of fuel and a driver, the Swiss-built Beck LM 800 weighs a mere 900kg. That’s a truly remarkable figure for a 650hp supercar.

Bentley Hunaudieres

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Bentley Hunaudieres was unveiled at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show and bears a passing resemblance to a certain Bugatti hypercar.

Chrysler ME412

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Oh, Chrysler, this is a stunning looking creation. It also packed a 850hp punch, courtesy of an AMG-sourced 6.0-litre V12.

Ford GT90

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Readers of a certain age will remember the Ford GT90 as a pretty handy Top Trumps card. It remains one of Ford’s best-ever creations.

Jaguar XJ13

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Jaguar XJ13 was intended to go racing at Le Mans, but the development took too long. By the time it was ready, it was already obsolete.

Vector W2

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

It’s not difficult to imagine a Vector W2 appearing in an episode of Miami Vice. Probably driven by an alligator. Or something.

Isdera Commendatore 112i

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

If you detect a hint of Porsche in the front-end styling, that’s because the Commendatore was the work of former Porsche designer, Eberhard Schulz.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Was this Alfa Romeo’s first genuine supercar? Who cares, we could look at the 33 Stradale all day.

SSC Ultimate Aero XT

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero XT had a claimed top speed of 273mph and a 9,200rpm redline.

Cizeta V16T

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The music composer, Giorgio ‘Together in Electric Dreams’ Moroder was involved in the development of this Gandini-designed supercar.

Arash AF10

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The AF10 was the first car to be designed under the Arash name. Only one car was ever produced and it had a claimed top speed of 205mph.

Maybach Exelero

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

German tyre company, Fulda, commissioned the one-off Maybach Exelero to demonstrate a new range of super-wide tyres. As you do.

Monteverdi Hai 450 SS

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Peter Monteverdi built the Hai 450 SS to go head-to-head with the likes of Lamborghini and Ferrari. Sadly, a huge price tag meant it never got beyond the prototype stage.

Kodiak F1

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

How many Serbian-German supercars can you name? Well, in case the question comes up during the next pub quiz, this is the Kodiak F1.

Gigliato Aerosa

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Unveiled at the 1997 Geneva Motor Show, the Mustang-powered Aerosa was destined to be a joint venture between Lamborghini and Gigliato.

Shayton Equilibrium

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

“The hypercar of the 21st century” is how Shayton introduces its Equilibrium supercar. The technical details are currently missing from the firm’s website…

Argyll GT

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Scottish-built Argyll GT was a proper ‘bitza’ of a supercar, featuring a Renault 30 engine, Morris Marina door handles and a Triumph Dolomite steering wheel.

Farbio GTS 350

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Farbio GTS 350 was a development of the earlier Farboud GTS, powered by a supercharged V6 engine. It later became the Ginetta F400.

Tushek Renovatio T500

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Looking for Slovenia’s first supercar? You’ve come to the right place, because this is the Tushek Renovatio T500. Catchy name, right?

Vencer Sarthe

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

At launch, the Dutch-built Vencer Sarthe cost an eye-watering £250,000. For that, you got a 6.3-litre V8 engine and a 210mph top speed.

Trident Iceni Magna

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

If you’re prepared to shun the lure of a V12 petrol engine, how about a 6.6-litre turbodiesel? In standard form, the Iceni produces 950lb ft of torque.

Mega Track

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

We can’t help but love the Mega Track. It sent 394hp from its V12 engine to all four wheels and, crucially, featured adjustable ride height up to 13 inches.

Covini C6W

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

What is it about obscure supercars and six wheels? We reckon the bosses of these fledging supercar firms grew up watching Thunderbirds.

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Surely winning the prize for the longest name in the whole of supercardom, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003 was launched in 2015 and designed by a former Pininfarina employee.

W Motors Lykan Hypersport

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The first supercar to be produced in the Middle East, the Lebanese Lykan Hypersport featured in Furious 7 as well as a number of video games.

Rimac Concept One

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Despite sounding like a ladies shaving cream, the Rimac Concept One is a Croatian electric supercar with a 0-62mph time of 2.8 seconds. Thanks to a certain Richard Hammond, it’s not the obscure supercar it once was.

Capstone Turbine CMT-380

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Capstone Turbine CMT-380 was an electric hybrid capable of running on either diesel or biodiesel. The claimed range was up to 500 miles.

Velozzi Supercar

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

The Velozzi Supercar is a development of the CMT-380 prototype, with a range of 1,000 miles. Top speed is a claimed 225mph.

Vector W8

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

A generation of petrolheads grew up in awe of the 6.0-litre V8 Vector W8. It was a development of the aforementioned W2 and featured 5,000 aircraft-spec rivets.

Devon GTX

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

Powered by clotted cream teas, the Devon GTX was the first supercar to emerge from the West Country. None of this is actually true.

Revenge Design Verde

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

If Kermit drove a supercar, it would probably be the Revenge Verde. He’d also approve of the optional E-85 ethanol V8 engine.

Artega GT

50 supercars you’ve probably never heard of

More sports car than supercar, but we rather like the Artega GT. Just don’t mention the Volkswagen Passat engine.

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