16. Ligier JS2
One of the most interesting and forgotten sports cars from the early ’70s was the Ligier JS2. Conceived by Guy Ligier, a French racer and constructor, the JS2 was a seriously capable and fast car. Guy Ligier was a close friend of the French racing driver, Jo Schlesser. After his death, Ligier decided to stop racing and concentrate on car building.
The JS2, which are the initials for Jo Schlesser, debuted in 1971. It was powered by a 2.7-liter V6 from Maserati. Later it got an upgrade with the 2.9-liter version. With a light fiberglass body, race car construction and a host of other performance components, the JS2 was fast. However, problems with founding and high costs crippled production, ending it in late 1974.