We accept that supercars are supposed to stand out from the crowd, but these particular supercars took things a bit too far, and things got weird.
We all love supercars. They’re exotic, different, unique, and sexy. They are made to stand out from the crowd by being magical and creating sheer excitement for people. Over the years, however, there have been some supercars that have taken the unique factor a bit too far and have ended up being really weird.
Some of their features really do not make any sense whatsoever. Sure they give a supercar more personality, but sometimes the car would be better off without it, as the manufacturers took things a step too far, which in some cases can cause supercars to lose value like crazy.
There are many things people don’t know about Pagani. In 1999, Pagani launched their first car, the Zonda. It was a car completely different from the other Italian cars as it looked very much like a UFO. It was very exotic indeed and there were many crazy versions that came out over the years such as the Cinque, the Zonda F, the Zonda R, and even rarer models like the Uno.
It even had a unique name. Zonda was an Argentinean regional term for a hot air current above Argentina. It was a weird supercar being powered by a huge 6.0 AMG V12 originally in its 444hp C12 model. Later models had engine sizes ranging from 6.9 liters to 7.3 liters.
In 1991, Lamborghini launched the incredible Diablo as a replacement for the Countach. It was a 90s icon that was very fast and extremely cool. It had its quirks though, such as the 6.0 models using headlights from Nissan’s 300ZX, and spelling mistakes on safety stickers inside the car. Earlier models also had a very weird climate control system that looked as if it were out of a DIY electronics kit.
The even crazier SV model was one of the fastest European cars of its day. It was a beautiful car with a more aerodynamic design than before, but this car had some serious quirks that made it more soulful but also way weirder.
The Vector M12 is essentially a Diablo that has just gone too far. In fact, it was slower than the Diablo it was based on. The M12 is weird in every single way. It looks like a spaceship, inside and out. It’s a car you would 100% double take on it as it looks so unique. Another fun fact is that production ended because Vector could not afford the Diablo engines from Lamborghini anymore. Vector sent a W8 as payment, only for a lawsuit to happen between Vector founder Jerry Wiegert and Lamborghini. In the end, Wiegert won the case.
It was a 90s car that flopped hard in sales with 17 only being made. It was unreliable, uncomfortable, and not really very good at all. It may have looked like something from the space age but this car was a huge flop.
In 2004, Italian supercar manufacturer Covini decided that the standard supercar was just too dull and didn’t have enough wheels. So Covini added an extra pair of wheels at the front and created something quite strange. The C6W is named after its 6 wheels and has a 434hp Audi V8 4.2 resting in the engine compartment.
The C6W will turn more heads than anything. Looking at the photos, it’s easy to assume it’s photoshopped. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, it was just a supercar that wasn’t so super after all.
The Countach was the first Lamborghini ever to have the famous scissor doors. It was launched in 1974 and it instantly became a hit, even poster sales blew up overnight. The first Countach model, the LP400, looked somewhat looked classy and stylish but by the time the final model came along, the 25th Anniversary, the Countach was a lot wider, lower and it had a spoiler option that in no way enhanced aerodynamics. In fact, this spoiler was mounted to the car in the Lamborghini car park after the cars were built.
It was wider than most SUVs, and thanks to the pedals and seating position, it was awkward to drive. On the release of the LP500, it was decided that a rearview mirror would be useless. So instead they fitted it with a periscope. At least it was by far one of the fastest cars of the 1980s.
5-W Motors Lykan Hypersport
Meet the first sports car ever designed and produced in the Middle East. Famous for its appearance in the Fast and Furious film Furious 7, the Hypersport is a $3.4 million car, making it the 3rd most expensive production car at the time of its release in 2013.
Its headlights have embedded jewels and titanium LED blades with 440 15ct diamonds in them. Also, customers could choose whether they wanted more diamonds, yellow diamonds, sapphires, or rubies to be integrated into the headlight system. It also had a weird holographic infotainment system and also gold stitching in the seats. Only 7 were made.
Here is a very weird car from Koenigsegg. It’s a 4 seater 250mph 2.0L 3-cylinder supercar capable of pushing out 1700hp and over 2500 lb-ft of torque. The Gemera is essentially a private jet on wheels, being probably the first GT where the rear seats can actually accommodate tall people.
It’s the first 4-seater hypercar and limited to 300 units worldwide, so whoever gets to experience one of these is very lucky indeed. It is just so weird that they decided to use such a tiny engine that produces 600hp by itself without the electric motors. It definitely packs a punch.
Just by looking at this car for 5 seconds, you can tell it’s strange. The Orochi is definitely one of the worst supercars ever. What makes it weirder is that they decided it should have only 233hp and 242 lb-ft of torque, which is less than a new Nissan Maxima. It hit 60 in 6 seconds and flat out managed 155 mph.
The Orochi was designed to be something that attracts looks rather than to perform well as a supercar. Also, at over $100,000 new, it really is not worth it. It stands out from the crowd but not for the right reasons.
The Spyker C8 is a Dutch supercar with heaps of character. From the lavish but unusual interior to the weird exterior design this car was completely different from every other supercar out there. The C8 went into production in 2000 and has been made ever since. It features different variants of Audi’s 4.2 liter V8 that can also be found in the R8. The current model, called the Preliator, produces 600hp.
The C8 with its scissor doors is a very exotic car, and the attention to detail is crazy both inside and out. The tip of the iceberg though was the optional yacht-like 4-spoke steering wheel which was far better than the rebadged Audi one which came as standard.
1-Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster
The standard coupe version of the Murcielago is pretty exotic with not many quirks to report. The roadster on the other hand is a lot different. It’s essentially the same car with same 6.2-liter to 6.5-liter 572-631 hp V12, same interior, and same gearbox. The big difference was the roof.
The roadster was like no other roadster. Rather than having a simple Targa top like the Diablo, the Murcielago had some weird toupee-like roof that was made with no efforts at all since the car was designed to mainly be an open-top car. It was impossible for one person to put it on themselves and it would take ages to actually fix on. It was however one of the best European cars of the 2000s.