The original Ford GT40 made history in the â60s and early 2000s as one of the fastest cars of the period. However, recently Ford presented the superbly advanced but still basic Ford GT with modern technology and unbelievable performance.
The engine of the new GT is particularly interesting since it’s a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It produces a whopping 656 HP. And that gives the car a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 216 mph.
Venturi GT 400
You are excused if you don’t know about Venturi, a small French car company that was active in the ’90s. Using components from other car companies and producing their own bodies and chassis, Venturi produced several beautiful and fast cars. They raced a lot, leaving their mark in the history of obscure supercars with the magnificent 400 GT from the mid-90s.
Visually similar to Ferrari F40, the Venturi 400 GT also used a twin-turbocharged engine. But in the Venturi’s case, it was a 3.0-liter Peugeot V6 they pumped to produce 400 HP in street trim. However, in racing trim, it was capable of over 600 HP.
The Dome Zero was a small Japanese car company dedicated to producing expensive road-going and racing models. They began production in 1976 and continued until 1986, but it is unclear how many cars they built.
The Dome Zero came with a 2.8-liter SOHC six-cylinder engine producing 147 HP. And while that doesn’t sound like much, the car was extremely light so the performance was respectable. This car would remain forgotten, but its appearance in the Gran Turismo game series cast some light on this interesting project.
One of the world’s most obscure supercars comes from Japan in the form of the Mitsuoka Orochi. It was a groovy looking two-seater with Lambo doors and a controversial design. The Mitsuoka Company was famous for building restomoded cars based on regular models. But in 2006, they decided to enter the supercar market with the highly exclusive Orochi they named after a mythical Japanese dragon with eight heads.
And that is what influenced the design of the car. They based the Orochi on the Honda NSX platform. However, they powered it with a Toyota 3.3-liter V6 engine delivering 240 HP. Although that may not sound impressive, but the car is light and nimble, so the performance is satisfying, to say the least.
Ferrari 246 Dino
The Dino was a big step for Ferrari, even if it was the smallest model they ever made. They introduced it in the mid-60s as the 206 Dino, an entry-level model with a V6 engine. However, most sports car purists were outraged since this was the first sports car Ferrari offered without the big V12 engine.
When they presented the 246 Dino in 1968, sales picked up, making this little car responsible for the financial stability Ferrari needed. And all of this makes the Dino and its V6 important, and not just for Ferrari, but also for car history.
Behind this strange name lies a Scottish-built supercar from the late â70s. Interestingly, the car was a compilation of different parts from different cars. It had a Renault 30 V6 engine and a Triumph 2500 suspension and axles. Sadly, despite the initial interest from customers and promise of a turbocharged version, the company folded. So, the exact number of cars they produced remains unknown, but it was definitely low.
New Honda NSX
Honda made history in 1989 when they presented the first NSX. And better yet, Honda is still a hot item with the new NSX they specially tailored for the 21st century. Even 30 years later, the NSX is still a world-beating supercar powered by a V6 engine, but with a twist.
ew NSX has a hybrid drivetrain they paired with a V6. Also, it has a special intelligent all-wheel-drive system with a combined output of 573 HP from its 3.5-liter V6 and battery pack. And that is more than enough to keep the NSX among the fastest, most capable modern supercars.
So now you know you don’t need a V12 to go fast thanks to these 11 best supercars with a V6 engine. Did you find your favorite on this list? Hopefully, it is one of the cars that is still available and not an obscure model.