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30 Six-Cylinder-Powered Cars That Can’t Be Forgotten

Vukasin Herbez August 17, 2020

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3. Jaguar XJ 220

The story of the XJ220 is a strange one. Conceived in the late ’80s as Jaguar’s first road-going supercar, it looked promising. The concept car and first prototypes had Jaguar’s V12 engine tuned to produce a high output. However, halfway into development, it was decided to install a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 542 hp. The design of the car was fantastic and emphasized its performance and speed.

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When it was released, the XJ220 was the world’s fastest road-going model at an enormous price. Despite the hype when it was announced and wealthy customers waiting to buy this model, several delays in production and lack of the V12 affected the market. Eventually, less than 300 were built. The XJ220 was called that since it could top 220 mph. It was never officially sold in the USA. Now is the chance to bring one of these misunderstood beasts home.

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2. Venturi 400 GT

Venturi is a small French car company that was active in the ’90s. Using components from other car companies and producing its own bodies and chassis, Venturi produced several beautiful, fast cars and left its mark in the history of obscure supercars with its magnificent 400 GT model from the mid-’90s.

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Visually similar to Ferrari F40, the Venturi 400 GT also used a twin-turbocharged engine. But in Venturi’s case, it was a 3.0-liter Peugeot V6 pumped up to produce 400 hp in street trim. In racing trim, it was capable of over 600 hp.

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1. DeLorean DMC 12

Started by John Z. De Lorean in the late ’70s, De Lorean was briefly marketed as the next big thing in the sports car world. For a short time, it looked that America got a sports car brand that could rival Europe’s finest. De Lorean presented an interesting concept of a sports car with Gullwing doors, modern wedge-shaped design, a mid-mounted V6 engine, and stainless steel body.

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However, production was late, and when the car was finally revealed it turned out to be slow, underpowered, and riddled with quality problems. Due to its prominent appearance in the Back to the Future movies and numerous music videos, the DMC 12 is still a popular car and one of the automotive symbols of the ’80s.

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