Comments - Top 5 All-American Supercars

Published: Feb 18, 2013
Description: The top tier of exotic supercars typically come from Europe, with Italy, Germany and the UK accounting for the lion’s share. Japan, as we recently featured, also occasionally dabbles in the exotica. ...
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hileranachin Nov 09, 2013
which car are you guys talking about???
Jeff Lemke Feb 23, 2013
The F7 has been around a while now and is starting to make an impact. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC8DyZJPjiY
William Downs Feb 21, 2013
Hahaha every thing in that statement was completely 100% your own personal opinion and completely false, don't get all but hurt now cause american cars are starting to kill there euro counter parts in every aspect, we just make better performing cars
William Downs Feb 20, 2013
Front and sides of the F7 are very very nice, but the back is atroshish
Franklin Barfield Feb 20, 2013
This is ridiculous. Why isn't Mach 7 Motorsports' Falcon F7 on this list. The car is 100% hand American made and hand built exotica for $250K. This car is insanely beautiful and detailed, but gets no love on carbuzz? Maybe because it IS American? Pity.
Markel Brown Feb 19, 2013
They forgot about Devon, Panoz, and Rossion!
Jackson Michael Feb 18, 2013
I'm really disappointed there isnt a poll here it would be the best in recent memory
Tim Spencer Feb 18, 2013
Why is the Saleen S7 not on this list?
Dylan Bruder Feb 18, 2013
Where's the poll?
Dylan Bruder Feb 18, 2013
These are fun though lol
Brett Vincent Feb 18, 2013
There's a shit storm brewin' on every single Internet article ever. You just have to wait to see if someone walks into it.
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
As soon as I read the title I figured there would be Pat.
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
There's a shit storm brewin on this article.
Description: First on any list of American supercars has to be the Chevrolet Corvette, a model that has long since jumped from sportscar into veritable supercar territory. The outgoing ZR1 ensured that much with i...
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William Downs Feb 21, 2013
Jack stop dreaming your Ferrari doesn't even hold a candle to the vette around a track
Markel Brown Feb 19, 2013
The Z06 isn't considered a supercar but the ZR1 is.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
Z06 and ZR1 are supercars for sure. And although they resemble a $55K base model, they are still very rare exclusive cars. Even though the average person has no idea
William Downs Feb 19, 2013
The base vette isn't a super car, but the z06 and zr1 are definitely in that category now
William Downs Feb 19, 2013
Super car status is attained from performance only, has nothing to do with looks interior or exterior wise, people keep forgetting that, exotic materials and fancy interior makes it an exotic, if the corvette isn't a super car then neither is any so called super car it stomps on the track
Emil Klossie Kleijsen Feb 19, 2013
Corvette is a supercar, it's not an exotic, but it is a supercar, a supercar has nothing to do with low-production or price, it is about performance, and a somewhat nice interior, high price and exclusivity is for exotics
Jason Ofhorrormoviefame Feb 19, 2013
@stephen - 55K is the MSRP but they are selling for about 70k. The stingray will be the same way the first year, don't get me wrong. But the next year you really will be able to get one for 55k.
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 19, 2013
@tyler the gt500 does it in 3.5 I thought it was 3.6 for the zr1 my bad
Ashton Summers Feb 19, 2013
Its fun to do a 0-60 pull every once and a while, but replacing a clutch is a bitch.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
What? It does not hit 60 faster. The GT500 does it in 4.0. The ZR1 is about a half second quicker.
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 18, 2013
@jason the 2013 gt500 hits 60 faster and it starts at 54995. Not saying its a better car just stating facts
Jason Ofhorrormoviefame Feb 18, 2013
The ZR1 will lap the 'ring faster than anything below its price point and the base C7 hits 60 faster than any production car for 55k or less. That is probably the best definition of "super" I can think of. Not hard to build a fast car for $1M but..
Colby Church Feb 18, 2013
definitely have a better 0-60, because the launch control on the C7 is very sophisticated, and this car is better off the line than the C5 or C6, which can be harder to perfect. C7 ZR1 0-60= 3.0 seconds. Mark my words.
Colby Church Feb 18, 2013
The C6 will outrun almost any supercar from any era up to just recently. So yes, if you've driven one, you would definitely consider them supercars. Just because it's mass produced doesn't make it inferior. Quite the contrary. And the C7 ZR1 will
Preston Ming Feb 18, 2013
I'm gonna have to say it has made the jump from sports to supercar with the C6..it really all depends on what the "criteria" is, that defines a supercar. and for everyone, it's different
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
@Tim So true, it's the super car killing "non super car." Haha
Tim Preisinger Feb 18, 2013
Tin, I agree that the Vette is not a super car... However it beats the hell out of many so called super cars.
Tin Nguyen Feb 18, 2013
Corvette should not be on here because it has too many variations. You could pick one up for $45k. Yes, the zr1 is over $100k but the corvette is anything but supercar. The s7 should have made the list.
Dylan Bruder Feb 18, 2013
I agree can't wait to see the c7 evolve
Chris Huff Feb 18, 2013
V yes
Frankie Ferreira Feb 18, 2013
Probably not much better 0-60 in the next zr1 cuz of the grip, but definitely a lap time MURDERER!
Cindy Ngo Feb 22, 2013
Needs to be faster
Jacob Burford Feb 19, 2013
Great performance, but looks even more outdated since the new one has come out!
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
And good call Ashton. That's why I'll stick with my cars. Less clean up. Haha
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
@zeus If you saw a clean C5 with nice wheels, they're gorgeous. They're just so sleek, wide and low to the ground. I love the C5. It's unique. Now the C4 is my least favorite. It looks like an outdated C5. Because it kinda is. Lol
Ashton Summers Feb 19, 2013
Well the only problem with a motorcycle, is if you crash, the coroner has to scour the highway for all the body parts. In a car there is a nice thing called doors that keep all the major body parts and fluids in one spot. Easier clean up.
Stephen Reed Warren II Feb 18, 2013
Not impressed... If we're just going on 0-60 get a motorcycle
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 18, 2013
@zeus what about the c4?
Zeus Mocha Feb 18, 2013
C5 is probably my least favorite from all the generations.
Colby Church Feb 18, 2013
Some of you are crazy. The C7 is the best looking Corvette, and the C6 is gorgeous as well. I have a hard time choosing between C5 and C6. I like the curvy, old school, stealthy look of the C5, and the sharp, aggressive, modern looks of the C6.
Ryan Faber Feb 18, 2013
in order based on looks. vette: c6, c7, c5 viper: 3rd, 1st, 2nd gen IMO
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 18, 2013
Previous Viper looked a bit cooler than new one, but new vette is 1000 times uglier than old one !!
Lou Guerrero Feb 18, 2013
Hello, Mrs. Robinson...
Adenis KalashNikov Ruci Feb 18, 2013
Who's with me to say this is so much better than the new
Jordan Nishida Feb 18, 2013
Love it. My favorite color on a corvette
Carlos Dorantes Feb 18, 2013
Fugly
David Gray Feb 18, 2013
I dunno man, new 1 looks to busy to me. Each to their own I guess though :-(
Matt Piccolo Feb 18, 2013
Front of the new ones better but the rear on this is WAY better
David Gray Feb 18, 2013
So much better looking than the new 1
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
The enemy of the same.
Cindy Ngo Feb 22, 2013
The new model?
Jt Collier Feb 22, 2013
and youre an anti-nationalist 13 year old who cant drive and seems to love the taste of mclarens weiner. i love the P1 but youre no better than colby is with the vette.
Mike Puno Feb 20, 2013
JT, Colby is more than a salesman, he's a representative of GM!
Patrick Schalk Feb 20, 2013
Haha silly David doesn't know anything.
Jacob Burford Feb 19, 2013
I'll have to wait to see it live to make my final opinion on the looks!
David Gomez Feb 19, 2013
Fuck the overrated corvette
Jt Collier Feb 19, 2013
@Colby are you a fucking salesman?
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
@Ryan You do know the piece you're referring to is carbon fiber, and it is also available painted to match the body color. There is also a tinted transparent top.
Greg Kenerly Feb 19, 2013
C'mon Garrett. Show me a better Corvette.
Zeus Mocha Feb 18, 2013
pillars*
Zeus Mocha Feb 18, 2013
Wait actually the C6 looks like it only has 2 piklars
Zeus Mocha Feb 18, 2013
Yes A (front) B (middle) and C (rear) pillars. That only pertains to this car. Some cars have a D mostly SUV's. I don't believe there is anything less than C.
Jordan Smith Feb 18, 2013
I think that's what they call the A pillar. I think.
Ryan Faber Feb 18, 2013
I dont like how the body color stops right before the windshield. it needs to go all the way the way down the ____ pillar.. someone fill in the blank.. i dont kno what they call that.. i forgot.
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
So much nicer than the old one, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with this new exterior.
Stephen Healy Feb 18, 2013
Obligatory THIS IS (the) STINGRAY
Garrett Keller Feb 18, 2013
Madness? No...
Greg Kenerly Feb 18, 2013
Madness. So beautiful. 😂
Bruce Tumblin Feb 18, 2013
My new favorite american sports car body style!
Description: Chrysler got into the supercar game when it launched the first Dodge Viper in 1992. Its V10 engine was one of the first on the market and was developed from the Ram engine by Lamborghini (which made ...
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nick.hargrave.7 May 25, 2013
Ok the viper v10 was never based on a truck engine watch the episode of Jay lenos garage when he if reviewing the viper a second time and the vipers engineer reels every one it was never based on a truck engine
Ben August Feb 20, 2013
Hey I think we're in agreement! I just always wonder why SRT would make a 700LB+ motor, that is competing with 400lb motors- especially when the new motors (Vette vs viper) have similar output.
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 20, 2013
Ford coyote v8: 5.0L 425lbs Chevy ls3 v8: 6.2L 415lbs There's times where it's true and times where's not. There is a correlation between displacement and weight but it is not 100% true all the time
Ben August Feb 20, 2013
And for the record: Chevy C6 = 200kg = 440lb Viper 8L = 295kg = 716lb
Ben August Feb 20, 2013
Right so maybe check your tone next time, now that you realize displacement and weight are positively correlated. Thanks for proving my point.
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 19, 2013
@ben yea that's my real name. And don't pull bullshit comparisons out of your ass. A v10 is heavier than a 4 cylinder. But this v10 isn't heavier than many others
Ben August Feb 19, 2013
@Jake- you mad bro?
Jake Trumbull Feb 19, 2013
Don't be stupid august
Ben August Feb 19, 2013
@Steven Tyler? True. But not exactly true. Do you think this 8.4L weighs less than my Yamaha's 1litre? They're not the same, but they are correlated.
Markel Brown Feb 19, 2013
Did you guys know the Viper's 8.4L V10 actually weighs less than Nissan's 3 point something liter V6 in the GTR? Makes you think.
Sam Biggin Feb 19, 2013
Bet it sounds good
Lou Guerrero Feb 19, 2013
Phew, thank god Mike isn't engineering race cars! That coulda been embarrassing LOLZ
Mike Lam Feb 19, 2013
In this day in age, displacement doesn't mean sh*t
ChristopherandKimberly Helms Feb 19, 2013
It also has the most N/A torque in production. Bigger displacement easier torque numbers
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
@Tyler Wallace. He was obviously joking.
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 18, 2013
@ben displacement and weight are not the same thing.
Ben August Feb 18, 2013
From what I understand, the 8.4 in the SRT Viper holds the current record for largest motor in a production car. 8.4L = 512.57 CID ... That's effing huge IMO, and though cool, also a shit ton of weight.
Jt Collier Feb 18, 2013
@Wyatt, i love both cars but that 8.4 puts out an ungodly amount of tourque. thats what it was made for not just HP.
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
Or a better example, since the Macca is TT and this isn't, a lightly tuned (exhaust, ECU, maybe a bit of intake) Ferrari 458 will make over 600, from a 4.5
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
McLaren is also getting over 600 HP. The difference is that their 600+ is from a 3.8, not a frickin humongous-ass 8.4.
Tyler Wallace Feb 18, 2013
Ok so how many other 9 liter cars do u kno about ?
Tyler Ray DeFord Feb 18, 2013
I think it's too small. 9 liters is like my minimum.
Justin Routh Feb 18, 2013
No such thing as too big
Nicholas Morissette Feb 18, 2013
It's that big to provide sufficient torque w/o twin turbos.
Kyle Kloewer Feb 18, 2013
Too big of an engine.
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
Can SRT viper can beat Lamborghini gallardo?
Elvis Ford Feb 25, 2013
Fxck u Colby. That vette looks boring and not original at all. The viper has sexy curves and flows a lot better then that crappy vette
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 21, 2013
I think this car looks dated already ..
Tyler Wallace Feb 20, 2013
This looks great
Jacob Burford Feb 19, 2013
Sexy, sleek, and muscular! Love it! Only American car I'd take over one is the ford GT!
David Gomez Feb 19, 2013
Viper >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vette
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
I agree Stephen. I say Vette and Viper stick together and compete against Europes finest.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
Don't get me wrong though, I like the Viper, it's very sexy.
Đạt Độc Đáo Feb 19, 2013
I like the old one
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
I agree Stephen.... but Vette is better. :)
Stephen Healy Feb 19, 2013
What if...(and it's just a silly idea) We stop arguing about whether the Vette or the Viper is better and instead focus on European rivals?
Isaac Taylor Feb 19, 2013
Yes yes yes
Brandon Davidson Feb 19, 2013
Look at them rear tires!!
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
If I were super rich I would have a tough time deciding between this and the ZR1. Then again I would probably choose neither and get an Italian car instead
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
I love this. But looks wise (and when the ZR1 comes out) engine wise, I honestly prefer the new Vette.
Zalmy Ny Feb 18, 2013
Watch out vette or this snake might bite you. Really
John Patten Feb 18, 2013
Way better than any vette.
Tyler Wallace Feb 18, 2013
This is dumb fast
Jt Collier Feb 18, 2013
i love that its so neo retro. put it next to a 97 GTS and theyre crazy similar
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
I will own it one day.
Adam Thomson Feb 18, 2013
This gen is much better than the old ones!
Pablo Herasme Feb 18, 2013
Stunning
Matt Piccolo Feb 18, 2013
I agree.
Brandon Chamberlain Feb 18, 2013
So much better than the corvette hands down
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
This is my favorite car.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
I agree, this is a great picture. Nice photography work.
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
Bruce, *plain. And the taillamps are awesome.
Lou Guerrero Feb 18, 2013
Great picture
Bruce Tumblin Feb 18, 2013
The new snake is just plane nasty! (In a great way)
Description: The Mustang may be at the top of the current Ford range, but that wasn’t always the case. In the 1960s Ford set out to beat Ferrari at its own game with the GT40 that dominated Le Mans for years. And ...
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Eric Anthony Feb 25, 2013
Nah a gt could take on a 458.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
Yeah it's impossible to find one for less than $170K now
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
It may have started at $140k, but I know of a guy who bought one that was marked up to $200k. Crazyyy. But now they're highly collectible.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
@Jack. That's a very interesting thought. Would compete quite well I would think. Probably be better than the 458, but not quite as good as the MP4-12C
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
I'm pretty sure the old one was called GT40 because it was 40 inches off the ground. This is 43. Also, old one is way sexier.
Jackson Michael Feb 18, 2013
GT is American GT40 is British but was definitely part American
Sam Reinsel Feb 18, 2013
The MrkI, II, and III were all designed and built in England. the MrkIV was in America, but the roots of the GT40 are pretty much all British. The new one is American too, so i guess it counts :/
Ben Brown Feb 18, 2013
In the 60s
Ben Brown Feb 18, 2013
Carroll Shelby and his team took over development so I'd say its American
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Amazing, even by today's standards.
Nodnarb Ydil Feb 18, 2013
The original was still a Ford. And the article is referencing the GT, which I thought was made in the US.
Sam Reinsel Feb 18, 2013
Considering the original was done by ford UK, I'm not sure this has American roots behind it :/
Tesha Ellis Mar 10, 2014
Dumbass duh it'll look different they're making ideas u dumbfuk
Nicholas Morissette May 04, 2013
Would rather pay $8,000,000 plus for an original Mk II GT40.
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 21, 2013
Say no more
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 21, 2013
Say no moee
David Justice Feb 20, 2013
8+ years old car people. I hope for the sake of engineering, technology, and performance that the newer Viper and ZR1 are faster. But the numbers this thing puts out is still awesome.
Logan Bartnick Feb 20, 2013
The ZR1 and Viper are faster than this, but this car is from 2006. And I don't think Colby is much of a Corvette fanboy, as much as he is an American Muscle fanboy with lots of knowledge on these cars.
Tyler Howell Feb 19, 2013
What I would do for one of these..
Jacob Burford Feb 19, 2013
Who cares if its slower than a ZR1, this makes the ZR1 look terrible! This car is already a legend!
David Gomez Feb 19, 2013
Colby is the dumbest corvette fanboy ever
Tyler Howell Feb 19, 2013
This will always be my favorite car
Tyler Wallace Feb 19, 2013
The ford gt is a beast and is as fast as the viper this can go 212 mph that incredible and even has a awesome 0-60 time we can truly make some nice cars nothing away from the new viper tho
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
A ZR1 is faster than a Ford GT, and so is the new Viper. This isn't much slower, but it is. My dad painted on one before and I got the opportunity to go for a ride. It didn't disappoint.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
If Ford was smart, they would revive the Thunderbird and make it a lightweight sports coupe with lots of power to compete against the Corvette and Viper. And just for the record, this is a fast car, but reading the comments, most people are clueless.
Logan Bartnick Feb 19, 2013
This is the best American supercar ever made, and Ford needs to make a successor.
Thao Nguyen Feb 19, 2013
I love the car! They need to remake the car with new techs...
Lou Guerrero Feb 19, 2013
A new Cobra isn't for this world anymore. Nothing will ever be as pure as a Shelby Cobra and Carroll already tried with the Series 1 anyhow. Ford needs an original car because reviving icons will only take them so far.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
Yeah I agree Ford needs a supercar. But also the GT500 does not destroy its class. ZL1 is just as good
Shelby Cassandra Feb 18, 2013
Gt500 destroys its class, but Ford really needs a super car. Maybe team up with Shelby and make a true successor to the Cobra. That would give Ford an excuse to develop a 427ish sized modern engine. 7.0L modular would be pretty badass.
Zeus Mocha Feb 18, 2013
Yes ford definitely needs a super car. The GT500 is just blah.
Jacob Murray Feb 18, 2013
I think it's about time for ford to release a new supercar. With the Shelby being the top of the line for ford I think it's about time. Love shelby but still think ford needs to bring it on!
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
Woah look at that! Another of the gazillion cars named GT! Lol that aside, I do love this car.
Julian Pilinci Feb 18, 2013
Since it is so rare, then I have to say I am lucky to have seen one in person!
Zalmy Ny Feb 18, 2013
The best of the best it just blows all the other bad boys away. Even the viper
Roberto Morales Feb 18, 2013
They stopped production in 2006 and another company stole the body style
Jackson Michael Feb 18, 2013
At the time
Nicholas Morissette Feb 18, 2013
Jeremy Clarkson of BBC Top Gear bought one new in 2005, because at the time, "there wasn't a Ferrari that was better".
Jordan Nishida Feb 18, 2013
Best one here
Jay York Feb 18, 2013
Love it!!!
Carlos Dorantes Feb 18, 2013
Mmmm, maybe for the collectible factor.
Jackson Michael Feb 18, 2013
The best
David Justice Feb 18, 2013
Awesome car. My fav color combo too!
Shelby Cassandra Feb 18, 2013
I want this with the same setup that the one with the standing mile record has. 283 MPH would be ridiculous.
Jack Howard Feb 18, 2013
Probably my favorite car.
Jordan Jackson Feb 18, 2013
I've seen bam from jackass driving around in his where I went to automotive school, nice red one with white racing stripes
Andy Sattler Feb 18, 2013
A truly amazing car. One of the best in the world.
Paul Smolin Feb 18, 2013
Best American car hands down. Ford got it going on.
Pablo Herasme Feb 18, 2013
Rare monstrr
Matt Piccolo Feb 18, 2013
Best car here hands down.
Nodnarb Ydil Feb 18, 2013
Yeah, these cars are amazing in person. And the supercharger sounds so bad ass.
Mohamed Alhasan Feb 18, 2013
A true monster , and rare to see now a days
Ryan Todd Feb 18, 2013
Love this car so much
Paul Dickey Feb 18, 2013
Best car ever. Love this car.
Carlos Ernesto Garcia Feb 18, 2013
Doesn't get much better than this for a a die hard gear head. Manual, rwd, mid engine, and tons of power.
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
Ford gt!
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
I just looked at it again. People, it's not a gap, they left the "hood" cracked. It isn't shut all the way is all.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
Also this is a custom paint job, so the panels aren't factory fit anymore. When cars like these are painted, they are pretty much stripped apart and put back together afterwards. Anyways, it doesn't look bad, in fact, this looks freaking awesome.
Tyler Tarbox Feb 19, 2013
I think it's so funny when people complain about panel gaps. No shit there will be panel gaps. It's not all one piece
Chris Chavez Feb 18, 2013
Amazing car.
Stephen Tyler Learn Feb 18, 2013
@lou it would be bad ass to see one of these in a Mach 5 paint scheme
Connor Scanlon Feb 18, 2013
I've never seen it in this color. Interesting. I'd take mine in the blue and orange
Lou Guerrero Feb 18, 2013
Don't care how fast it is or whats faster. That shape...it reminds me of speed racer; like a modern version of a cartoon race car from the 60s (or a real one lol). It's simply awesome.
Victor Pitts Feb 18, 2013
Perfection.... And it's mid engine like a proper supercar!
Justin Johnson Feb 18, 2013
The panel gap couldn't be any tighter without smashing the rear fenders when the trunk/cover is closed
Ryan Faber Feb 18, 2013
love this car tho
Ryan Faber Feb 18, 2013
panel gaps...
Andy Sattler Feb 18, 2013
Absolutely beautiful.
Pablo Herasme Feb 18, 2013
That ass and tires
Matt Piccolo Feb 18, 2013
That's sick
Brian Johnston Feb 18, 2013
Love this car. Color is awesome
Greg Kenerly Feb 18, 2013
This color combo is wicked. I've always wanted the Gulf livery but this makes it a decision.
Paul Dickey Feb 18, 2013
Best ass in the business.
David Parenti Feb 18, 2013
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Description: Previously dedicated to tuning, Hennessey Performance Engineering delved into supercar-manufacturer territory in 2010 when it announced the Venom GT. Based on a Lotus Exige but modified to incorporate...
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Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Oh my god, this is absurd. Ok people, line up ur crap cars against this beast and let's see what's what. (Jack, u can use a hotwheels since obviously you're only 7 and can't drive yet)
Jordan Smith Feb 19, 2013
Boom! Headshot!
Aaron Crisp Feb 19, 2013
Why don't you stop being such a cock?
Steve Liollio Feb 19, 2013
@colby I think it's safe to assume you are using a computer or smart phone of some sort to post your comments so why not do a little bit of research before you post stuff... It's really not all that difficult
Steve Liollio Feb 19, 2013
@colby the chassis is produced in Hethel, England... The engine is assembled in Sealy, Texas (at hennessey's tuning firm)... Then both parts are sent off to Silverston, England where the final assembly occurs (electronics, interior, etc...)
Peter Mark Gacek Feb 19, 2013
V10 for its "screaming" super car. Almost like in Hennessey's case, except I can't justify paying near $1 million for an overpowered car that can't be used to its full potential on the street. I'd rather have that Exige Roadster that the US never got
Peter Mark Gacek Feb 19, 2013
My point being that it doesn't matter where the parts are outsourced to or from, in this world economy of ours, what matters is the ideology of the car and its manufacturer. Audi didn't build a screaming V10 for itself, Lamborghini wanted a screaming
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
eludes to it being built in Texas. Why would they send it to Britain to be built? That makes no sense. We have the resources here. They wouldn't go through the trouble. And they have only built 7. It's a small operation.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
I'm not 100 percent, but I was inclined to believe Hennessey Performance Engineering in America builds the Venim GT, right here in our country. In fact, Wikipedia has to be cited, so that info could be wrong. Every video I've watched about the Venom
Jt Collier Feb 18, 2013
being a chest thumping flag waver, be you American, British, German etc.. does nothing but make you look like a total poon. just accept this as a fast machine and not the poster boy of American automotive genius, because honestly it isnt.
Jt Collier Feb 18, 2013
@Steve: i dont think i woild have caught that one if shelby didnt let me know. this car us a joint venture any way you look at it. not purely american, not completely British.
Daniel Eads Feb 18, 2013
Peter, the Gallardo uses a V10 based on an Audi V8 which was actually developed by Cosworth.
Peter Mark Gacek Feb 18, 2013
I'll recant that last little tid bit, because Porsche has always designed their engines.
Peter Mark Gacek Feb 18, 2013
Oh and by the way, the only Audi sourced V8's on the market are for the Bentley Continental V8 and the Spyker C8. Lamborghini and Porsche have always designed their own engines without Audi and VW ( with the execption of early Porsche's) .
Peter Mark Gacek Feb 18, 2013
Carrol Shelby did it with the A/C Cobra, Shelby also helped create the original Ford GT40, and the Dodge Viper wanted to be the reincarnation of the Shelby Cobra. Now those are facts.
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
\/ this guy
Peter Mark Gacek Feb 18, 2013
So, can we just say this was a British American creation? The Brits built the lightweight chassis, and the Americans built the wonderfully overpowered engine. Simple as that. It is truly an American custom to have way too much power for a RWD car.
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
And yes Shelby, he called me gay, good job catching that one
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
My claim is that the only thing American made in the car is the engine (again, the car is not even assembled in the US) so by y'all's same ideas, I can drop a corvette motor into my Lexus and now it's an American car
Daniel Eads Feb 18, 2013
Everyone has different classifications for what makes different cars different ethnicities. Since Hennessy really only makes the engine in America I'm more inclined to think it's British.
Jackson Michael Feb 18, 2013
This thing is definitely American. Who else would take a car solely built for handling and track performance and make it one of the fastest cars in the world?
Justin Routh Feb 18, 2013
The shelby cobra is one of the most iconic cars ever and i dont hear anyone calling it british. Stop getting so bitchy because america is destroying the competition
Victor Pitts Feb 18, 2013
So it's British? Cool, Steve.
Ed Ashby Feb 18, 2013
American or not. Also photos that show it's pretty awesome and not just an exige stretched out of proportion. So I like it now anyway
Ed Ashby Feb 18, 2013
The arguments about this car are getting seriously old. I didn't really like it until I read an awesome feature in the latest Evo magazine which has some decent editorial about the car and the way it drives etc, not just bullshit about whether it's
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
@Kyle Displacement has nothing to do with how much horsepower you can squeeze out of an engine, and the 8.4 liter V10 you're comparing it to is also naturally aspirated... No twin turbos on that bad boy.
Shelby Cassandra Feb 18, 2013
Ha. You called him gay.
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
Steve that was a mouthful, but I guess you're used to that kind of thing.
Kyle Kloewer Feb 18, 2013
So a 7.0 liter has 1200 hp but and 8.4 V10 has only 600+.
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
Literally the only thing hennessey does is takes a corvette engine (not his creation) then bores it out from a 6.2 liter to a 7.0 liter and twin turbocharges it... Then he sends them on a plane to England where all the real work is done... Idiots
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
I know the Internet can be a tricky thing to use and cause a lot of hard ache so here y'all go... http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hennessey_Venom_GT#section_2
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
The damn thing is assembled in England. The only thing American about it is the motor. Carbuzz is full of a bunch of dumbasses
Haoliang Li Feb 18, 2013
The thing is, Venom does not have luxurious interior compared to European exotics, and the look of Venom has too much Lotus element in it.( You don't see Pagani has that much similarity with a Mercedes.)
Christoffer James Wassberg Feb 18, 2013
The works is done at imo
Christoffer James Wassberg Feb 18, 2013
Wow who cares the parts can be from somewhere as long as its assembled in america it's and american supercar same as the mclaren f1 is a french super car i believe but it still used a bmw engine its not about where the parts are from its about where
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
strangers and look at car pictures.
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
"If a man from the 19th century time traveled to the present what would be the hardest thing to explain to him?" - We have this little hand held boxes that posses the power to access all of man kinds knowledge and information, we use it to argue with
William Downs Feb 18, 2013
Every one always hating on american cars cause we give u top of the line performance, reliability, plus they don't cost u an arm and a leg to buy/own.. We just do it rite, none of that fancy shit just a great motor and great suspension set ups... Hate all u want but track records talk for them self
Abraham Mendoza Feb 18, 2013
Didn't Zondas have Benz V8s back then?
Shelby Cassandra Feb 18, 2013
Haha. This car is practically as American as it gets. If you look at one of these and the Lotus that it was derived from, this is much longer. Y'all are just a bunch of hypocritical morons.
William Downs Feb 18, 2013
The stupidity people spew from there mouth on this app is hilarious, but sad at the same time how many people are loaded with the completely wrong info about a car... Your on the internet get your shit correct
William Downs Feb 18, 2013
Benz v12 u mean
Justin Johnson Feb 18, 2013
So a Shelby Cobra was never American? Wow! never knew that (rolling eyes)
Abraham Mendoza Feb 18, 2013
This car follows the exact same principals as the original Cobra and everyone here would say that's an American car. Pagani is still Italian even though they all use Benz V8s. Hypocrites.
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
It has the fastest 0-300kph time in the world by a SIGNIFICANT amount of time and a carbon fiber body with a TT LSX. You think that's gonna come cheap? Do you actually know anything about this car?
John Car Feb 18, 2013
How amazingly overpriced you mean? Yea maybe one day ill have the vast car knowledge you possess and financial resources to be able to DD a jeep while having a venom gt. Id take 5 lambos an one TTviper to smoke it for the same price as that p.o.s.
Johnny Matias Feb 18, 2013
Lamborghini is German, and Chrysler is Italian.
Johnny Matias Feb 18, 2013
If you take about half a second to look at the picture you'll notice the car is longer than a lotus. It started as a lotus and has the tub and lights left alone. Everything else it changed. If the Venom GT is British, then the Lotus is Japanese, and
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
You're an idiot, enough said
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
Of how amazing it is. Go cry like children because this monster stomps everything's face.
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
Haha whatever helps you sleep at night. "Sourced" or not. They are the same f*ckin parts on the cars that Audi builds. Doesn't matter if they've been building cars for nearly a century. Hennessey DID build this car. You turds are just pissed because
John Car Feb 18, 2013
Lambo has an Audi SOURCED engine cus they're both owned by Volkswagen group. However lambo has been building cars for nearly a century now..Hennessy has not built a single car. So no, it's not really the same thing.take that nonsense to a jeep forum
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
LIKE ERMERGERD IT'S NOT AMERICAN CURZ!!
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
And I guess a lotus is also Japanese since only has a Toyota engine
John Car Feb 18, 2013
Only if he chops it in half and extends the cab first.. Then you'd have a true "American" supercar. Might even make this list next year
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
Haha so I guess a 458 is somewhat American because of GMs MrC? Same goes for Lamborghini having an Audi engine? Idiots.
Chris Callahan Feb 18, 2013
It's not really American because it's just a tuned lotus
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
So if I take my Lexus is350 to Hennessy and get him to drop a corvette engine in it... It's now an American car?
Nodnarb Ydil Feb 18, 2013
Does it matter where parts are from ? It's an American company, therefore an American car.
Austin Bride Feb 18, 2013
It's a different chassis with the lotus tub. Why does everyone have to be so nitpicky for god sake?
William Downs Feb 18, 2013
6.2 refferes to the ls3 motor they start with, they take that motor and bore and stoke it to 7.0L
David Gray Feb 18, 2013
Agreed. It's a kit car that Hennessy bolt an engine into.
Ryan Lopez Feb 18, 2013
It's got enough american in it
Quinn Rogers Feb 18, 2013
They go back and forth between 6.2 and 7.0 liter in terms of the engine in the venom gt
Sam Reinsel Feb 18, 2013
Normally I hate when people say its not a real car because its based on a lotus, but it's true here. It doesn't matter if very little is left from the lotus, you can't be all American when your chassis is designed by the British -_-
Steve Liollio Feb 18, 2013
This car doesn't even belong on this list.... It's basically a lotus on steroids
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
Black colour is looking good on Hennesey venom gt.
Jake Dula Feb 26, 2013
Actually, Jack has a shrine to McLaren next to the TopGear track, since those are the only things with any importance in his pathetic little world. Must be lonely.
Will Fitzhugh Feb 21, 2013
All American hmm I don't think so... check this out: http://jalopnik.com/5924532/lotus-built-its-own-hennessy-venom-gt-back-in-the-90s
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 21, 2013
Great looking lotus
William Downs Feb 20, 2013
I live not even 20min from one of the largest vette dealers in the country so I see z06 and zr1 more then I see a base corvette... Witch makes me very happy, cause every time they release a new corvette or a special edition I know I'm guaranreed to see one
Jacob Burford Feb 19, 2013
I see a ton of Z06's but very few ZR1's!
Aaron Crisp Feb 19, 2013
Seriously, I mean I have only seen a few Z06's and maybe one ZR1 in the wild. Rare sights.
Tyler Wallace Feb 19, 2013
Currently not being sold in the US hmm ??
Tyler Wallace Feb 19, 2013
Simple
Tyler Wallace Feb 19, 2013
I hate this for the Inple fact it looks like a lotus and doesn't have it's own design
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
And this is coming from someone who has seen a lot of rare and exotic vehicles. A LOT. Lol
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
And FYI, standard Corvettes might not be an ultra rare sight, but Z06s are pretty uncommon, and the ZR1 has been terrorizing the earth for 5 years now, and I've only seen 1 on the road. I've seen a few at car meets and dealerships, but that's it.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
Aaron, I agree with you. Outsourcing materials is smart and yields the best results. Everybody wins. Carlos, you're an idiot. Why don't you just go buy a Prius? You must get tired of looking at all the Vipers, ZR1s, GTs and Ultimate Aeros.
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
He does, we're neighbors. Lol
Pablo Herasme Feb 18, 2013
Jack probably has a house in the center of the nurburgring
Pablo Herasme Feb 18, 2013
Jack must have a house litt
Zeus Mocha Feb 18, 2013
The most American car is Toyota. Also when did a 918 run a venom?
Lou Guerrero Feb 18, 2013
I swear, people talk about these cars like they drive themselves lol
Patrick Schalk Feb 18, 2013
In what aspect Jack?
Jordan Smith Feb 18, 2013
Carlos, are you saying the Viper, the GT, and the Ultimate Aero are all a dime a dozen? I'll agree with the Corvette part, only because they are the most common, but the others are no where near a dime a dozen.
Victor Pitts Feb 18, 2013
So are y'all saying its British? I'm going to drive to H-Town and call John a phonie.
Carlos Dorantes Feb 18, 2013
The only car in this list worthy of the Supercar adjective. The others, well they're a dime a dozen.
Taylor Garry Feb 18, 2013
Agreed vv. no such thing as a 100% american car. Or any country
Aaron Crisp Feb 18, 2013
These days almost nothing is 100% from their country of origin.
Paul Smolin Feb 18, 2013
Still reminds of lotus. It's a extra large lotus with big engine not for me.
Tevaun Morgan Feb 18, 2013
This is nice but this doesn't belong on the list...Not 100% American
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
The original colour of Hennesey venom gt is yellow
Nicolas Blake Mullen Feb 19, 2013
Integrated a little cleaner***
Nicolas Blake Mullen Feb 19, 2013
I wish the tail lights were integrated a p
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
That's sexy.
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Jt Collier Feb 18, 2013
give them bitches horsepower....bitches looove horsepower...
Wyatt Gordon Feb 18, 2013
When the hell is the Tuatara coming out? Its been in development for at least 7 years. Which is what the Ultimate Aero took. So whens this coming along?
Christoffer James Wassberg Feb 18, 2013
Jt i agree i would have much rather seen the saleen s7 on here more then the vette or viper but the saleen hasn't done as much in the worlds eyes but hopefully that will change with the s5s raptor and s351 mustang
Jt Collier Feb 18, 2013
yeah, the S7 and Mosler are more capable than all of these, not to bash any of the others but they should have been inclided
Adam Thomson Mar 01, 2013
It looks like a inbred diablo its so ugly!!!
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 21, 2013
This car and the noble600 is the worst looking front end ever, for a supercar at least
Ahmed Al Harthy Feb 21, 2013
@Logan you contradict yourself there alot
Alex Nelson Feb 19, 2013
It looks like a hotwheel
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
Hell, I'd drive it. I think it looks gnarly.
Logan Bartnick Feb 19, 2013
This car is not ugly, but it looks like it will be outdated quickly. And I don't see why being built only for speed is a bad thing, that's what most European supercars are.
Eric Michalak Feb 18, 2013
Your opinion differs from my opinion.
Jens-Kristian Gram Larsen Feb 18, 2013
i hate this car... this is only made for speed, and it's ugly. Luckily the Hennessy Venom exist now and that is a lot better than this.
Sam Afzel Oct 22, 2013
I saw on Internet this is the fastest car in this world.
Tyler Synyster Zdanowicz Feb 20, 2013
Tuatara
Colby Church Feb 19, 2013
I don't think this is ugly, and I have pretty good taste in cars. I'm not a tacky person. It's a clean, original, provocative design. Nicely done.
William Downs Feb 19, 2013
I love american cars and I don't like it, its just plain ugly like the original ultimate aero, I'm sure its wicked fast, just looks like crap to me
Logan Bartnick Feb 19, 2013
This thing looks awesome, and I don't see why you guys hate its design... maybe you all just don't like American cars, and are European fanboy pansies?
Dennis Choong Feb 19, 2013
World fastest lawn mower
Lou Guerrero Feb 18, 2013
I bet it looks cool blowing the doors off anything sexy.
Victor Pitts Feb 18, 2013
This car is fat and ugly like a few Lambos I know. Not a fan IMO
James Myron Darnell Crabbe Feb 18, 2013
Fugly
Gray Conron Feb 18, 2013
Everything but the headlights is awesome.
Adam Thomson Feb 18, 2013
Looks like a Diablo lol
Tara Fitria Feb 18, 2013
Certainly not the best looking car here but it's fast.