In the early â90s, GT Developments, a British company, decided to move from their Ford GT 40 replica business and enter the supercar game. They based their design, which they called the R42 on the GT 40 space frame chassis using a modern Ford V8 engine.
The design was elegant and an interior featuring more appointments than a regular GT 40 replica model. They unveiled the car in 1993, but the market never showed much interest. That was due to the car’s obscure background. Also, the supercar market in the early â90s was suffering through a recession.
Behind this strange name lies an interesting supercar story from Japan. The car was practically a race car for the road. In fact, it used an ex-Formula One flat-twelve engine with 577 HP. The rest of the drivetrain was equally extreme.
The Caspita delivered a brutal performance especially by the standards of the late â80s when they first presented it. However, due to its technical complexity, extreme price and virtually no street usability, the Caspita was not a favorite with wealthy customers. Soon, Jiotto discontinued it.
The Automobile Club of Monaco is a powerful institution in the car world. So, to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the club decided to build a supercar. They named it the Centenaire, unveiling it in 1990.
They produced the Centenaire until 1992, during which time they only made five of them. The power comes from a Lamborghini V12 engine. However, later versions had a Mercedes 6.0-liter V12 that AMG tuned.
This is the first Arab supercar at the company’s headquarters in Lebanon. And as such, it is exclusive and expensive as well as a bit over the top. For example, Lykan built the headlights out of 240 15-karat diamonds.
It has a 3.8-liter flat six engine that produces 780 HP to deliver an equally impressive performance. The price is a whopping $3.4 million. But it looks like car buyers are hard to come by despite its interesting design and all the hype.
The guy behind this car is constructor and entrepreneur, Warren Mosler. He is already famous for being the man behind the strange yet capable Consulier GTP. But his latest creation that he calls the Mosler MT900 is even more successful. And arguably, it’s a better-looking supercar. In 2001, Mosler presented the MT900 as the product of a long development process.
Their goal was to produce a car as light and as powerful as possible. And the result was a car that weighs just 2,500 pounds, which is less than any of their competitors. The MT900 gets its power from a 5.7-liter V8 that pumps out 350 HP. Or, you can get a 7.0-liter V8 that produces 435 HP in the MT900 S version.
Factory Five Racing GTM
Factory Five Racing is best known for its Shelby Cobra kits which are high-quality reproductions they do with enthusiast love. However, in 2007, the company made a move to the supercar market with the GTM. This is a modern car with a Kevlar body and aluminum chassis powered by a Corvette V8 engine.
Also, it comes with lots of components like a drivetrain and suspension they derived from the Corvette, making it relatively affordable, yet easy to work on and maintain. Due to its lightness and power, the GTM is fast with 0 to 60 mph times of around three seconds and a top speed of over 180 mph.
Devon conceived this car to be the ultimate American sports car using a Dodge Viper RT10 base and engine with numerous modifications. Also, they upgrade the power to 650 HP. The GTX used the same six-speed manual with improved performance and top speed. It even broke a few track records during testing, but they never officially confirmed that.
Unfortunately, the economic downturn and recession of 2009 and 2010 hit the car industry especially hard, which caused big problems among car makers. So, Chrysler decided to kill the Viper project and discontinue the production of its platforms and engines. And that had a devasting effect on Devon’s production of the GTX.
The wild-looking Covini C6W is an Italian super sports car that features twin front axles and a rear mounted V8 engine. The four front wheels are for turning and braking, while the engine powers the rear wheels.
The C6W comes with a 4.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 440 HP by Audi. The exact performance figures are not exact, but they should be similar to current supercars. And that is because the Covini is light 2,645 pounds due to its space frame chassis and carbon fiber body. They introduced the production version in 2004. Although the car is currently in production, it is unclear how many of them they have made.
Behind this strange name lies the Scottish-built supercar from the late â70s. Interestingly, this car was a compilation of different parts from different cars. In fact, it had a Renault 30 V6 engine and a Triumph 2500 suspension and axles.
Despite the initial interest from many customers and the promise of a turbocharged version, the company folded. And although the exact numbers of cars they produced remain unknown, it is definitely low.
These are the top 30 ultra rare and obscure supercars most people never heard of, but you’re not one of them. Which was your favorite of them all? If you can afford one of these, you’ll leave them in the dust at every stoplight.