If you love to see how far the madness of car brands can go when planting on the asphalt is a real monster. You will love this article. Today I bring with me five crazy cars that came to be sold although it seems totally impossible. And they have ended up becoming collector’s pieces. Everyone prepared to start freaking out? Hold your jaws!
The 5 crazy cars that came to be sold
It is more than likely that you believe that the wildest version of the Smart that can be found out there is the one signed by Brabus … and I do not blame you. But some years ago someone within the German firm decided to let their imagination fly to give shape to one of the most striking designs we have ever seen in a production car that landed on the market in 2002 as a farewell to the first generation of the model. Thanks to the suppression of the upper part of its body and the use of hollow panels the Crossblade weighed only 740 kg. And was moved by a block of 699 ccs of 71 HP. It was quite wet. And Robbie Williams got one. The author of one of the best music videos of the history of music, yes.
The Spanish note in the ranking with the very crazy cars that came to be sold comes with the Aníbal, a roadster variant of the first Seat Ibiza that the bodybuilder Podadera Design developed for the manufacturer of Martorell under the name of ‘Ibiza Raider’ and that, after finally being rejected by the newly acquired seal by the Volkswagen Group, it became part of the preparer’s own catalog. It arrived in 1991, had retractable headlights and its production was composed of only 83 units associated with the 1.5 System Porsche block of 90 HP so famous at the time. Want one? I wish you all the luck of the world: it is estimated that there are only 10 pieces left and, when one of them is on sale, it is dangerously close to 10,000 euros.
Renault Clio V6
o you think that the current range of the Renault Clio is missing some spark? Well, you’re going to be amazed at what they dared to do in the past: the year 200 0, put on the asphalt inconceivable artifacts was fashionable and, following the trail of other monsters created by the French as the Espace F1 decided to shape the Overwhelming device that you see in the image. It was powered by a 230 hp V6 engine placed centrally, which also delivered all its power to the rear. In Spain, getting it to cost him almost seven million pesetas -42,000 euros, for the youngest. And it was more than advisable to carry in the glove compartment a few clean changes. It was not exactly an affordable car at the hands of anyone.
Volkswagen Touareg W12 Sport
The list of the crazy cars that came to be sold begins to come to an end. Would you have ever imagined Volkswagen shoehorning a twelve-cylinder block in its Touareg? Well, it is exactly what they prepared with the W12 Sport: under its bonnet beat a mechanic composed essentially by two V6 engines. Joined together by the same crankshaft with a total displacement of six liters and no less than 450 HP. With which you could complete the 0-100 in 5.9 seconds with a tip of 250 km / h. Yes, those figures are better than those of a current Golf GTI with the Performance package. And that’s why you should love it. Although it has the shape of an SUV.
Nissan R390 GT1
The culmination of this list is one of the most spectacular Japanese cars ever on the street. With the aim of standardizing its variant for the World Endurance Championship. Within which the 24 Hours of Le Mans take place. The Nissan R390 GT1 was the result of the process and put on the asphalt in 1997 a spectacular sports car equipped with a 3.5-liter V8 block mounted in a central position identical to that used in the competition version, which, yes, delivered a little less than power: had to be satisfied with ‘only’ 558 HP and a maximum torque of 637 Nm. There is only one unit exposed in the offices of the firm in Zama -Japan-. Although the idea was to offer the possibility of buying it for around a million dollars the unit. Oh yeah.