For the last five years, global auto sales have grown by 23 percent while sales of McLaren, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Ferrari have increased by 51 percent over the same period, according to Bloomberg. Confused?—The feeling is mutual. The statistic translates to the fact that we have more affluent people in the world now than five years ago.
You’d agree with me that despite the statistics, a whole lot of people own supercars in their dreams; there’s no chance of owning one in reality anytime soon. However, this doesn’t stop the urge to admire and do extensive research on supercars that we love so much. As a result of your love for cars, we decided to collate a list of supercars that you may not have come across.
In this article, you’d be mesmerized by exciting models like the Nemesis that promises up to 2000 horsepower, the Icona that combines its electric motor and engine to produce more power. Also, you’ll get to see the Bristol Fighter that has a remarkable design, alongside a Chrysler V10 engine, the Tushek that looks familiar with a top speed of 192mph, the Shayton that blends its V12 engine with bold lines, and the Maybach that has exceptional agility for a sports coupe.
Are you ready to dive? What you need to do is keep reading. You’ll find out how each supercar is unique. If you’d like to make contributions or comments regarding the topic, you can share with us. The comment section is available to air your thoughts.
25 W Motors Lykan Hypersport
If the name of this model is unfamiliar to you, we'll elaborate; W Motors is a company that was established by Ralph Debbas, who happens to be the CEO. The model belongs to a class of luxury supercars. It uses an engine that puts out 770hp and a torque of 737 lb-ft.
The Lykan sprints from 0-62 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 245mph, according to Autocar. The car can stand tall in the market with the likes of the Koenigsegg Agera R and Bugatti Veyron.
24 Zenvo ST1
If you’re looking for a high-performance sports car with a crazy powertrain, the Zenvo ST1 will be an excellent option. Zenvo Automotive, a Danish automaker, is responsible for the production of this supercar. The lead designers of the car are Jesper Hermann and Christian Brandt.
According to Motor1, the car comes with a 7.0L twin-charged V8 engine matched with a 7-speed paddle shift or 6-speed manual gear transmission which generates a whopping 1,089hp. The car has a lightweight of 3,721 lb., which is reasonable enough for a sports car.
23 Covini C6W
If you ask the average sports car enthusiast to name at least two sports cars from Italy that they know, they will most likely mention a Ferrari and a Bugatti model. It’s only a few die-hard sports car aficionados that would be able to refer to the Covini C6W as one of the cars available on the market.
In 2004, the Covini Engineering first released the Covini C6W with the design led by Ferruccio Covini, who happens to be the owner. According to Jalopnik, the coupe car comes with a 4.2L V8 rear-engine matched with a 6-speed manual transmission which outputs 434hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
22 Shayton Equilibrium
The Shayton Equilibrium has a muscular stance and aggressive lines that give it a predator look. Since its name means Falcon, it’s no surprise that the model uses a V12 engine that delivers up to 1084hp and a torque of 685 lb-ft at 5000 rpm. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be, because it has to live up to its name after all.
No doubt, this model isn’t your typical walk in the park, but it has a top speed of 250mph. According to Top Speed, the Shayton Equilibrium accelerates from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds.
21 Tushek Renovatio T500
Are you asking yourself why this model looks so familiar? Well, your thought is on track because Tushek is based on the K1 Attack Roadster that was revealed in 2010. It’s evident that the Tushek T500 is much better than the K1 Attack. Unlike the K1 Attack that’s powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder Honda Civic Type R engine that produces 250hp, the Tushek uses a 4.2L V8 Audi RS4 sourced engine that delivers 450hp and torque of 35 lb-ft.
It also has a top speed of 192mph and sprints from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, according to Top Speed.
20 Arash AF10
The AF10 was the first model that was produced after the company changed its name from Farboud Limited to Arash Motor Company Limited. One look at this car and we're sure that this British supercar will impress you.
It’s powered by a sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-liter V8 engine. The engine produces a torque of 475 lb-ft and a maximum power of 900 hp. The car has a top speed of 201mph, and its engine transmits power via a six-speed manual transmission. According to Autocar, it accelerates from 0-60mph in about three seconds.
19 Maybach Exelero
The Exelero is a model that combines the first-class quality of a high-end limousine alongside the exceptional agility of a sports coupe (and elegance). A twin turbo V12 engine powers the model. According to Jalopnik, the engine is mounted at 60 degrees, and each of the cylinders has three valves.
It puts out 690hp at 5000 rpm and a torque of 752 lb-ft at 2500 rpm. It comes with alloy wheels that have diameters of 23 inches at the rear and front. The top of this model is 218mph; it accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds.
18 Arrinera Hussarya
First released as a concept car in 2012, the Arrinera Hussarya became a production car in 2016. Pavlo Burkatskyy is the lead designer of the Polish-made car. The production version of the car debuted in 2015 at a Motor Show in Poznan.
This coupe car is the first sports car designed and produced in Poland, so it was named after Poland’s Hussar cavalry. According to Top Speed, Some journalists in Poland called the vehicle “Venocara,” even though the manufacturer didn’t approve it. The car has a 6.2L V8 mid-engine that produces 789hp with a maximum speed that accelerates from 0-62.1mph in 3 seconds.
17 Orca 113
Have you ever heard of the country Liechtenstein? Oh! We thought as much. Only one out of a hundred people know the country (much less know how to pronounce the name “Liechtenstein”). We can leave that for history class next time. So, where are we driving to now?
If you haven’t heard about Liechtenstein, there is no way you’d have heard about the sports car Orca113, because it hails from Liechtenstein. According to Motor1, the car uses an Audi twin turbo V8 engine, and it claims to have a maximum speed of 223 mph.
16 Panoz Abruzzi
Perhaps if this supercar moved from concept to production, more people would have noticed it. That’s the sad case of the Panoz Abruzzi. Oh yes! Sad, because many car enthusiasts believed the car was going to give the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, and Bugatti a real run for their money.
According to Motor1, in 2011, the manufacturer showcased the car at the 12 Hours of Sebring as a sort of publicity, believing the car was going to come out the next year. Many fans anticipated the vehicle, but they only got silence.
15 Trident Iceni Magna
Trident is a unique model considering that it’s a fastback-styled sports coupe that features a diesel engine and torque multiplication technology. The torque multiplication technology permits the car to reach a top speed of 190mph with the capacity to cover about 2000 miles on a single tank.
According to Jalopnik, it uses a V8 engine that produces 395hp and a torque of 700 lb-ft. The model transmits power to the wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and sprints from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds.
14 Devon GTX
When you take a glance at the Devon GTX, two things will steal your attention: its design and its structure. The design is unique; the structure is inspired by the classic lines of the US-made muscle car. The combination gives a feel of undeniable power and a more futuristic vision.
It’s evident that the car doesn’t define power only, but backs it up with a 8.4L V10 engine. According to Top Speed, the engine delivers 650hp at 6100 rpm and has a top speed of 200mph. The model sprints from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds.
13 Icona Vulcano
The Icona’s bodywork is made from hand-crafted titanium and carbon fiber. It has a bit of Lamborghini flavor to it from its headlights and intakes. According to Jalopnik, the Icona uses a 6.2L twin-turbo V8 engine.
It also comes along with a pair of electric motors that combine to deliver up to 670hp. It sprints from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and has a top speed of 220mph. The engine of the model and electric motors are responsible for its all-wheel drive. The Icona transmits power to the rear wheels via a paddle-shifted gearbox.
12 Trion Nemesis
Trion Nemesis deserves some accolades for its radical design befitting of an exotic car, considering that the company doesn’t have as much experience as the Koenigseggs and Bugattis. The model looks mean thanks to its sharp lines and the front end looks.
The aggressive headlights emphasize the Nemesis aggressive appearance. According to Autocar, the Nemesis comes with a twin-turbo V8 engine that promises to produce 2,000 hp. It transmits power to its rear wheels via an eight-speed sequential gearbox. The Trion has a top speed of 270 mph and sprints from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds.
11 Ascari kZ1
Named after the initials of the owner, Klaas Zwart (a wealthy Dutch businessman), the Ascari KZ1 is a sports car with a Dutch origin. The car made its debut in 2005 at the Autosport International, which was a four-day motorsport event where sports cars get displayed and traded by automakers.
According to Motor1, the KZ1 had a tag price of $302,406 when it came out to the market; its production was limited to 50 units despite the massive demand for it—this made it one of the most elite sports cars built in that era. The car has a 4 valve per cylinder engine matched with a 6-speed transmission that outputs 500hp and 406 lb.ft of torque.
10 Dome Zero
From the shape of the car, even a blind man can tell that the Dome Zero is a sports car. In 1978, the Dome Co. Ltd (An automaker from Japan) released the Dome Zero for the first time at the 48th edition of the Geneva Auto Show. Minoru Hayashi led the design of the car in 1975 with the aim to produce sports cars with the knowledge received from car racing. Unfortunately, his goal was for the vehicle to enter Le Mans, but it never happened.
According to Jalopnik, the car is a coupe with a 2.8L rear mid-engine merged with a 5-speed transmission that outputs 143hp.
9 Volkswagen W12
The Volkswagen W12 is an excellent combination of beauty, elegance, speed, and power. In short, it’s an all in one package. The car may not be common, but it’s portrayed in some video games such as Asphalt 8, GTI Racing, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Gran Turismo, amongst others.
According to Autocar, the W12 has different versions which are: W12 Syncro, released in 1997, W12 Roadster released in 1998, and the W12 Nardo which came out in 2001. Each model from the first to the last are upgrades of the previous. The W12 Nardo, which is the newest version, has an engine that generates 591hp and 458 lb.ft of torque.
8 Gillet Vertigo
Tony Gillet, a former car race driver, is the brainchild behind the Gillet Vertigo. Anyone would expect the Vertigo to be outstanding considering that an old car racer handled the design and production. In 1994, it had its debut, and it’s still running up until today. The production of the car has continued for over 18 years, and it’s still growing.
According to Top Speed, the car has an engine powered by a 4.2L Maserati/Ferrari V8, which accelerates from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds.
7 W3 Triposto
The Father and Son engineering group of Clyde and Hugh Kwok came up with the W3 Triposto, which is a supercar that has the combination of class and power. The car is an open roof roadster that has the Porsche 911’s customary 2+2 seats.
According to Top Speed, the car’s flat-six engine produces about 300hp. At the launch of the car, it had a price tag of about $250,000. No doubt the car is an eye magnet. Anywhere you drive with the car; you‘d certainly be the subject of discussion.
6 Isdera Commendatore 112i
In 1993, Isdera, the German low volume automaker released the Isdera Commendatore 112i at a Motor Show in Frankfurt. From the look of things, the Isdera Commendatore 112i was the proposed successor of the Imperator 108i, but it didn’t happen again because the company became bankrupt and wasn’t able to produce the car still.
According to Jalopnik, the 112i had the potential to be the talk of the town because of its sleek aerodynamic and compact bodywork; it had a 6.0L Mercedes Benz V12 engine which was merged with a 6-speed manual transmission.
5 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is another car from Italy that the average car enthusiast on the street doesn’t know. The car is the perfect option for racing because it has a mid-engine which helps in balancing and reducing the car’s weight.
Franco Scaglione was the designer of the car in 1967, and Carrozzeria Marazzi was the builder. The engine of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale produces 227hp and 152 lb-ft of torque which allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0-62mph in 6 seconds.
4 Cizeta V16T
At first glance, you might almost mistake the Cizeta for a Lamborghini, because of its exterior bodywork. Marcello Gandini is the auto designer behind the Cizeta V16T. According to Jalopnik, the car is an exclusive sports car that comes with a V16 engine matched with a 5-speed gear transmission.
The engine of this Cizeta V16T coupe car generates about 560hp with a torque of 398 lb-ft which allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds; plus it has a maximum speed of 204 mph.
3 Kodiak F1
Kodiak F1 is a tubular framed car that has a lightweight and rigidity. It comes with a Chevy 5.7L engine that puts out 300hp at 6500 rpm and a torque of 460 Nm. The model transmits power through a 5-speed manual transmission and accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.
According to Autocar, the model was first shown to the public at the 1983 Frankfurt Motor Show. The engine is supported by Koni shock absorbers, Pirelli tires, Brembo brakes, and a ZF 5-speed gearbox.
2 Monteverdi Hai 450 SS
The 450 SS is a model that has a steel tube chassis alongside rectangular tubing. It comes with a Chrysler 426 Hemi V8 longitudinal engine that’s mid-mounted. The engine delivers 350hp at 5000 rpm and a torque of 490 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.
According to Autocar, this model has a top speed of 180mph and an unloaded weight of 2749lb. It runs from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds; it also transmits power via a ZF 5-Speed Transaxle. Also, it uses wishbones with coil springs alongside adjustable Koni shock absorbers at the front suspension.
1 Bristol Fighter
Bristol Fighter is a 2-door coupe supercar that features gullwing doors. The car was designed by a former Brabham Formula One engineer. Asides from its drag coefficient of 0.28, the car uses a Chrysler V10 engine that transmits power through a six-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The engine delivers 525hp at 5600 rpm with a torque of 525 lb-ft at 4200 rpm. It accelerates from 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds; according to Jalopnik, it has a top speed of 210mph.
Sources: Autocar, Motor1, Jalopnik