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Supercars you may not of heard of

A good publicist is everything in this life. They garner you recognition whether you deserve it or not and make people sit up and take notice of your achievements. The same applies for car companies too. There are numerous supercars on the market today that could wipe the smile off a Ferrari or Lamborghini without breaking a sweat. Yet on these shores they are unheard of, unless of course you’re a real motoring enthusiast. Yes some of these cars have been priced in the stratosphere and are probably the most exotic cars on the planet today, but so is the Bugatti Veyron and everyone knows what that is. So car enthusiasts and Top Gear fans aside, here is a list of 5 cars you ought to know about.

Gumpert Apollo

Let us start with the Grumpert Apollo, a car which was the fastest ever car around the Top Gear test track for a considerable amount of time. The car went into the production in the year 2005, thanks to the efforts of chief designers, Roland Grumpert and Roland Mayer. With a price tag of £160,000, it is a relative steal. The car produces a whopping 690 horses and tops out at a jaw dropping 223 mph. If you’re not sold yet, the car also features the ‘Gull-Wing’ doors that are present on Mercedes’ SLS AMG. If you’re looking to buy one however you might have to look for a second hand model as the company went bankrupt in 2012.

saleen s7 twin turbo

The second car on the list is a car called the Saleen S7. The car was initially penned by American Steve Saleen and went into production in the year 2000. In the year 2005 however the car was replaced by a more metal version called the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo. The car produces an Earth shattering 750 horsepower and achieves a barely believable 248mph (399km/h). Priced at $555,000 it is significantly more expensive than the Gumpert, but with that astronomical top speed, it may well be worth the extra cash. Though the car produces some mind numbing figures it is not the fastest on this list.

ssc ultimate aero red

That distinction falls on the SSC Ultimate Aero. The car designed by SSC America (formerly Shelby Supercars) was the fastest production car around for a brief amount of time. The engine was sourced from a Corvette C5R and produces 782 bhp and the 2007 model, produces a Veyron rivaling 1,183 horsepower with a top speed of 412 km/h. The car features ‘butterfly doors’ found on both the McLaren F1 and Ferrari Enzo. This car could be yours for a base price of $654,400 though at half the price of your entry level Veyron, it is well worth the price tag.

2009 zenvo st1

The fourth car to be featured on this list comes from Denmark. The Zenvo ST1  with a price of $1,225,000 is by far the most expensive car on this list. The car went into production in 2009 and the company produces only 15 of these cars per year. The car features a relatively paltry V8 engine though this in itself produces 1,250 horsepower with a top speed of 375 km/h. The car is one of the most exclusive, exotic and expensive cars on the planet.

noble m600

The final car on the list is one of my personal favorites. The Noble M600 is a hand built British supercar made by Noble Automotive. The car is famous for not providing its customers with driver aids such as Traction Control or ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). Noble have done this to provide its user with the ‘pure’ driving experience that is often lacked in other supercars and with no computers to regulate your driving, this car is not for the faint of heart. The complete lack of electronics is reflected in the car’s price, and at £200,000 or $330,000 it is the second cheapest on the list. The car uses a twin-turbo charged Volvo engine and produces anything between 450-650 horsepower depending on which mode you select (street, sport or race) and with a top speed of 362km/h, it is clearly designed for driving enthusiasts who know their way around a race circuit.

If you’re one of the lucky few who are in the market for a supercar, you’re fortunately living in a time where you’re most definitely not spoiled for choice.

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