From South Africa to Slovenia, almost every country is getting in on the high-powered fun.
It’s easy to forget that many countries don’t make cars. If you don’t make your own cars, chances are you don’t make your own supercars, right? Wrong, as boutique automakers and small companies in countries around the world have all jumped aboard the supercar train to fulfill the world’s need to go fast on four wheels. Below are five obscure supercars from around the world that will make gearheads want to grab their passport and empty their savings accounts.
Do your kids really need to go to college more than you need a supercar from Spain? The Spano is a proper supercar hailing from Spain. It is proper in that it’s lightweight and powerful, weighing in at 2,970 pounds and pushing 820 horsepower out of an 8.3-liter V8. All the speed and carbon fiber in the world does not a supercar make, however. The Spano is also expensive (priced at $747,000) and rare (only 99 made), two factors that help its coolness cause. The real question is, what would Ernest Hemingway think of a Spanish car capable of doing 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds and hitting a top speed of 217 mph?
Quebec (Canada) is fast becoming a hotbed for supercars. Okay, two cars does not a supercar world power make, but the CB7 Felino and HTT Plethore are a start. The Plethore is the car seen here, as it’s a lot faster and frankly a lot sexier than the Felino. The Plethore puts out 750 horsepower and is powered by the same engine found in a Corvette ZR1 while weighing about as much as a Mazda Miata. Only 99 of these will be made and you have to apply via the company’s website if you’d like to purchase one.
South Africa is doing its best to muscle onto the supercar scene with the Barnard BTR700. As its name suggests, the base BTR700 packs 700 horsepower thanks to a GM-sourced twin-turbo 7.0-liter V8. If that’s not enough power then you can upgrade to the top trim which pushes 2,000 horsepower. The car isn’t very practical for daily driving but it looks like a track terror for sure.
Poland is trying to show Germany that it knows a thing or two about building fast cars with the Arrinera Hussarya. Lee Noble (designer of the Ultima Mk series) designed the Hussarya, which boasts a top speed of 211 mph and a 0 to 60 time of 3.2 seconds. The Polish supercar is in the final stages of testing and should be hitting the road sooner rather than later with a price tag of around $200,000.
Quick question: What country is Tushek from? If you said “Slovenia,” then you’re a winner. The upstart automaker has actually unveiled a few cars, including the T600, seen here. The latest Tushek doesn’t pack the biggest engine in the world, it has a V8 good for 620 horsepower, but it is incredibly light. The T600 weighs in at 2,470 pounds and maxes out at 200 mph. All of this Slovenian speed will cost you a pretty penny as the price for Tushek’s latest entry has been tentatively set at $500,000.