1. Ascari KZ1
Spanish car maker Ascari made only 50 units of the KZ1. The best bit about
buying the car though is that owners get to explore the true potential of the
car at companys Ascari Race Resort in south of Spain. Also the 5.0-litre V8 is
no slouch around the track
2. Caparo T1
The T1 looks like a cross between a Formula 1 racer and a Le Mans prototype.
It only weighs 470 kg and with its naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V8 producing
575bhp, the T1 can accelerate to a 100km/h from a standing start in 2.5seconds.
That time gives even the mighty Veyron sleepless nights.
3. Gumpert Apollo
With a Griffin for a company logo, you can only expect mental performance,
and the Gumpert Apollo doesnt disappoint. Fighter jet like looks with fighter
jet like speed, the Apollo is one of the few supercars that could be driven to a
track and raced. It is constructed out of exotic materials like chromoly frame
and carbon fibre body panels, that are only now becoming de rigueur.
4. Hennessey Venom GT
American muscle meets European handling in the Venom GT. Hennessey picked one
of the sweetest handling chassis in the form of Lotus Exige and put a big block
GM V8 engine in the tiny engine bay. Oh and they turbocharged it for good
measure which means it produces 1200bhp of power. And just so you know, the
Venom GT holds the record for the quickest 0-300km/h time of 13.63 seconds.
5. Morgan Aero 8
Classic lines meet new age mechanicals and handling in the Aero 8. It was
Morgans first all new design in more than 50 years, who had till then been
producing cars made of wood and sheet metal. Powered by a 4.8-litre V8 engine,
the Aero 8 is peculiar in not having an anti-roll bar, something that most
sports car get as standard.
6. Noble M600
One of the purest supercars ever made, the M600 has next to no driver
assistance systems, which makes it one of the toughest cars to drive fast. And
fast it goes, thanks to the Yamaha derived 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine, which can
be ordered with as much as 650bhp on offer.
7. SSC Ultimate Aero
You have to love the Americans. The Aero was designed to be the fastest
production car in the world by being given a 6.9-litre V8 petrol engine. It did
achieve the feat by going 412.2 km/h, but the record only lasted a few days
since Guinness World Records disqualified it. At least they tried.
8. Saleen S7
Another American supercar, the Saleen S7 got its power from a 7.0-litre big
block Ford V8 that made a hefty 550 bhp of power. But that wasnt enough for
Saleen. So it added two turbochargers to the engine, and ended up with nearly
750bhp of power and a tire shredding 950 Nm of torque.
Available as a single or twin seater, with the passenger seating right behind
the driver as in a fighter plane, the Tramontanas open wheel racer look is
quiet unique. The fact that it is powered by a 5.5-litre V12 engine making
720bhp, it might as well be a full blown racer. It is also constructed out of
exotic materials like carbon fibre and magnesium.
10. Wiesmann GT MF5
Produced in lesser numbers than some Ferraris, German car maker Wiesmann
produced only 55 units of MF5. A BMW 4.4-litre engine powers the MF5, but its
USP is the classic muscle car stance with a long bonnet and short tail. And
since its German, it can go fast around a track than any traditional muscle
11. Zenvo ST1
Danish supercar maker Zenvo took the world by storm, when it unveiled the
ST1. It has more power than youll ever need, but 1,104 bhp will win you any and
all bar arguments. Also, the ST1s 6.8-litre V8 has been turbocharged and
supercharged. Talk about overkill!