When talking about cars, it’s never long before the conversation turns to the supercars of the bunch.
Discussing the stats and specs of the most powerful vehicles on earth can be exhilarating, but there’s only so many times you can rehash everything you know about Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Bugatti, and Porsche. Next time, wouldn’t it be fun to change things up a bit and say things like, “Hey, what do you think of the Zenvo’s power?” and “Can you believe that Covini? It looks Photoshopped!”
With that in mind, I present you with six obscure supercars to ponder. Which of these would you like to own?
Wiesmann Roadster MF5
German automaker Wiesmann describes itself as “the leading manufacturer of puristic sports cars.” The company’s new Roadster MF5 will use a twin-turbo BMW V8 engine to produce 555 horsepower, allowing it to run from 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds and hit a top speed of 193 mph.
underneath that fiendishly gorgeous body there’s a 7.0-liter Corvette V8 that’s been upgraded to a twin-charged, 1,104-horsepower monster that’ll get you to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
Only 15 of the midengine coupes will be made per year.
George Lucas took delivery of the first Mosler MT900S, a car that also uses a Corvette engine. Its Z06-derived LS6 V8 produces 435 hp and scoots to 60 in 3.5 seconds flat.
Covini: The six-wheeled Italian supercar. It looks freakishly weird, but those four front tires are said to create a more-stable, better-cornering, and quicker-braking supercar experience. The car weighs a little over 2,600 pounds and uses a rear-mounted 4.2-liter V8 capable of bringing the car to a 186-mph top speed.
The Panoz Abruzzi is powered by a front-mounted V8 engine producing 640 horsepower and over 600 pound-feet of torque. American Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz owns the company, which will build only 81 copies of the exclusive supercar.
Labeling this creation from Japan’s Mitsuoka a “supercar” is a stretch, but it carries a $91,000 pricetag and certainly looks… “exotic.” I think it looks like an overly happy sea serpent and may be the ugliest supercar ever produced. Under its hood lies an unspectacular 233-hp six-cylinder, the same engine, in fact, that powers the fifth-generation Toyota Camry.
Which obscure supercar, listed here or not, would you want to bring home?