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There is a whole world of custom cars outside the generic hotrod, street rod and vintage builds, and this includes the supercars. A while back, I introduced you to a very special Lamborghini Miura and today, I’m going to share Car News Central’s video on the most forgotten supercars in history.
1. Isdera Imperator 108i
Based on the idea of the Mercedes-Benx CW311, this car was manufactured between 1984 and 1993 using a fiberglass body and a tubular steel spaceframe. The 363 cubic inch V8 engine was capable of 414 horsepower but alas only 30 units have ever been made.
2. GM EcoJet
The main reason why no-one remembers this car is because it’s actually a concept car and never made it to production. Designed to use biodiesel fuel, the car was built to use a Honeywell LTS101 gas turbine engine – usually used in helicopters – can produce an impressive 650 horsepower and 583 ft-lbs of torque.
3. Bugatti EB110
Welcome to the 90s with this Bugatti EB110 and a period in history when the manufacturer was declared bankrupt. There were 139 of these supercars produced with a 3.5 liter quad turbo V12 engine capable of producing 552 horsepower.
4. Ruf CTR2
Another supercar from the 90s is the CTR2 built by the German manufacturers Ruf Automobile and was based loosely on the Porsche 911 and Porsche 993. The 3.6 liter, twin-turbocharged engine had 6 cylinders and could produce in the region of over 500 horsepower.
5. Venturi 400GT
Designed and manufactured by the luxury French manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, the 400GT was produced between 1994 and 1997 with a total of 15 being produced. Although there weren’t many produced, the 400GT was the first ever car to have standard carbon brakes. The 3.0 liter V6 engine is capable of 408 bhp.
6. Montverdi Hai 450 SS
This 1970s car was a prototype and was designed to be the successor of the 375 High Speed. Monteverdi had high hopes for the car in competing with Lambourghini, Ferrari and Maserati. The 425.6 cubic inch V8 engine was designed by Chrysler and sat behind the driving seat and could produce 350 horsepower but only 2 were ever made.
7. Yamaha OX99-11
The initial concept behind this car was to use the Forumla One technology of the time and have it all in one place. The result was this 3.5litre V12 engine in a car capable of 400hp but Yamaha just couldn’t get the project off the ground and only 3 prototypes were ever made.