Not all of the world’s greatest supercars are able to see the streets. This list is comprised of the forbidden fruit of the automotive world. The main issue is either they are either too powerful for road use or they don’t meet certain safety or emissions standards. While they are some of the most epic rides ever, driving one can only be done on race tracks or into the garage. So here you go, 8 cars that aren’t street legal.
(Disclaimer: It is obvious why these cars aren’t street legal. I’m not going to break down reasons why. I’d basically be repeating myself six times and no one likes redundancy.)
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Based on the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Sesto Elemento (or Sixth Element translated), is the perfect supercar, crafted out of carbon fiber. The Sesto Elemento has a 2.5 second 0-60 time, 570HP, 210mph top speed, a weight of 2200lbs and a bare interior ( consisting of a few controls and foam stuck to the chassis for seats).
The XJ220 was already a legendary car. It held the title of world’s fastest car back in 1992, with a top speed of 217mph. The XJ220S was the race version of XJ220. It was more extreme than the regular XJ220 featuring more power at 680HP and a 228mph top speed.
The ultimate Zonda. It only shares about 10% of the parts with the original Zonda, which makes it a completely different beast. With 740HP, the Zonda R and the more powerful Zonda R Evolución, was built to compete with other track-bred supercars and not the Zonda F’s original competitors.
1036HP (848HP V12, 187HP Electric Motors), near 100 more than the LaFerrari, which was the most powerful Ferrari. Part of the “XX” line, in order to be considered to be able to buy one, you have to own the previous models. It even comes with race team support.
Not to be outdone by the FXX-K, McLaren launched their own hypercar track monster. Like the FXX-K, it pushes horsepower in the 1000s and it is propelled by both a gas V8 and electric motors.
Top Gear tested the Vulcan and compared it to the V12 Vantage S (the fastest street legal Aston Martin, not including the One-77) on a Formula of track. The cars raced one lap with the Vantage having a 20 second head start. I’ll let you guess who got the W.