Forgotten Supercars
1994 Dauer 962 LeMans
1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i
1994 Jaguar XJ220 S TWR
1991 Lotec C1000
1998 Mega Monte Carlo
1994 Schuppan 962CR
1992 Yamaha OX99-11
2000 TVR Cerbera Speed 12
2000 Innotech Mysterro
We plan to make these forgotten supercars a little less forgotten. What you see here aren't the fastest products on, but some of the most outrageous projects which have received little or no attention from traditional media. In most cases production didn't make it beyond a few examples, making these the most expensive cars to manufacture.
Modern Supercars
2002 Ferrari Enzo
2003 Porsche Carrera GT
2004 Maserati MC12
2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
2005 Pagani Zonda C12 F
2006 Koenigsegg CCX
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR SS
2006 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron
2006 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR 722
Modern supercars are much more complicated than their predecessors. They have to meet more strict regulations yet surpass performance figures from cars built during more relaxed decades. Essential elements of a modern supercar increasing include electronic aids such as anti-lock braking, traction control, sequential gear changes and active aerodynamics.
Classic Supercars
1935 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic
1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow
1934 Voisin C15 Saloit Roadster
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900
1934 Hispano-Suiza J12
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial
1930 Bugatti Type 41 Royale
1935 Duesenberg SJ Mormon Meteor 1930 Bentley Speed 6 Corsica Coupe 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
If money is any indication of importance, then the Classic Car market increasingly diverts our attention towards the most important supercars. Many of the cars on this list would fetch far more than modern supercars listed above.
Tuned Supercars
2001 Porsche Ruf 911 Turbo R
2005 Hennessey Viper Venom 1000
2003 Brabus E V12
2002 Gemballa GTR 750 EVO
2003 TechArt GT Street XL
1994 Ferrari Hamann F40
2003 Arden A-Type Lightweight RS
1999 Koenig F50
1991 Callaway Speedster Corvette
1985 Koenig Competition Evolution
Aftermarket tuning has become a major industry, and the Las Vegas SEMA show is devoted to it . However, the most radical tuning comes from Germany, where companies are liberal enough to modify limited production supercars. Most cars on this list are one-of specialties and many debuted at the Essen and Frankfurt Motor Shows.
Ferrari 250 Series
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Zagato
1962 Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan
1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe
1957 Ferrari 250 Tour de France
1958 Ferrari 250 California Spyder
1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
1964 Ferrari 250 LM
The 250 is Ferrari's longest running series and is one of the few types to evolve from front, to mid engine in layout. At the center of all these cars is the same three liter Gioacchino Colombo-designed engine, which proved versatile enough to power 250s on the road and track. The 250 GTO is top dog, and one of the most expensive cars to purchase on the classic marketplace.
Carrozeria Zagato
1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
1990 Ferrari 348 Zagato
1956 AC Ace-Bristol Zagato
1993 Ferrari FZ93
1965 Lamborghini 3500 GTZ
1957 Maserati 450S Zagato
1954 Maserati A6G Zagato
1954 Jaguar XK140 Zagato
2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
1927 Lancia Lambda MM Zagato Spider
This Milanese styling house has designed breathtaking automotive bodies since 1919. Specific traits including flowing lines and round forms with particular inspiration from the human body (double bubble anyone?). Important designers worked for Zagato, including Ercole Espada who styled one of the most gorgeous English cars, the DB4 Zagato.
Carrozeria Figoni et Falaschi
1939 Delahaye 165 F&F Cabriolet
1936 Delage D6-70 F&F LeMans Coupe
1936 Delahaye 135 CC F&F
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II F&F
1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet
1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS F&F Teardrop
1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni
Figoni et Falaschi laboured day and night to create some of the most striking French designs, most finished just in time for a Concours d'Elegance or major Auto Show. Figoni et Falaschi bodies were typically fitted on Delahayes or Talbots, the top French chassis manufacturers. A Delage D6, bodied by Figoni et Falaschi, is one of the most beautiful cars to win the 24 Hours of Lemans.