Back in the early 2000s, Ascari was on the verge of becoming the next big thing in the supercar segment. Unfortunately, that didn’t materialize. So, all that is left of this interesting venture is the KZ 1 they presented in 2004 featuring cool styling. Also, They used high-quality construction and added a carbon fiber tub.
The KZ1 is powered by an S62 V8 engine from the E39 BMW M5, which is good for over 400 HP. Since the KZ 1 was light and balanced, the performance was impressive. In fact, 0 to 60 is possible in just 4.0 seconds, while top speed is 200 mph. The specifications and features in popular magazines added to the hype.
But when they announced the pricing, the KZ 1 hit a brick wall. In fact, Ascari priced this car at a hefty $400,000. And that was more than the comparable Ferrari or Porsche, which sealed the demise of the KZ 1.