1. If you want a Cizeta V16T (the world’s first V16 sports car) fear not, they are made ‘on demand’ for a mere $649,000.
2. The Mercedes- engined Isdera Imperator 108i features a ‘periscope’ to enable rear vision.
3. The Porsche 962 was outlawed from Le Mans so Porsche arranged for Dauer to make some ‘road cars’. The 251 mph Dauer 962LMs exploited a loophole and the cars became eligible. Slightly modified versions came 1st and 3rd in the 1994 race. Surely the ultimate road car.
4. The door mirrors on a Jaguar XJ220 are from a Citroen CX (see below).
5. Andre Agassi ordered a wacky Vector W8. He rushed them to complete his car, and Vector warned him not to drive it until it was finished. He ignored them, thrashed it, it backfired and in doing so destroyed the exhaust system and most of the interior. Doh!
6. The only ‘off-road’ supercar is the Mega Track. It packs a 394bhp Brabus V12 and the suspension raises from 8-inches ground clearance to a rather higher 13-inches. The manufacturer Aixam also makes a 500cc diesel.
7. There have been two six-wheeled supercars, the bizarre Panther Six, and this, the 440bhp Covini C6W.
8. The Porsche 959’s magnesium alloy wheels are hollow and formed a sealed chamber with the tyre. Clever eh?
9. The only Lamborghihi to be named AFTER production had ceased was this, the Silhouette.
10. The TVR Speed 12 Project was scrapped when the then owner Peter Wheeler took the car for a test drive, and discovered it was so powerful it was simply “unusable on the road”.
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