Top 10 Greatest American Sports Cars shows how diverse is the American sports car industry. If you ask any enthusiast, they will just say American sports cars are Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang. Also, Dodge Viper is a well-known classic along with the new Ford GT of recent times suits the topic too. These all are just hyped, but there are a lot of cars which is just under the radar.
10. Rezvani Beast
Founded in 2014 by Iranian businessman Ferris Rezvani, the brand has quickly found its ground, and now produces a range of low-volume sports cars and SUVs to order. Their flagship sports car s called the Beast, and it’s based on the chassis of Ariel Atom. Borrowing Atom’s 2.4L supercharged inline-4 engine and other parts like the brakes and suspension. But adding a completely new bodywork to make it more practical.
9. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 004
Most of the people haven’t even heard of this company yet, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. The SCG 004 is being developed on the Nurburgring and their upcoming supercar. The car features a 3-seat layout similar to the Legendary McLaren F1. It would be fully road-legal in the US and would be hand-built in Danbury, CT. The brand has already built a Le Mans Hypercar, the SCG 007, which races in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
8. Falcon F7
Founded in 2009, Falcon Motorsports’ first car, the Falcon F7 was unveiled in production form in 2012. Equipped with a Lingenfelter-tuned LS V8 engine that offers 680 hp to the rear wheels, with a 0-60 mph sprint time of 3.3 seconds. Limited to only 7 units, one unit was sold at an auction for $122,000. If you want a new F7, the company’s website is still live, and to commission a new F7 you have to cough up the $250,000.
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7. Superlite SL-C
This kit supercar, Superlite SL-C can either be built by the company or shipped in parts for the buyer to assemble themselves. Also, customers can choose to equip which engine, and one customer is known to pick an S85 BMW V10. Reported figures say the car can produce 650 hp and weighs just 2,500 lbs.
6. Sector 111 Drakan Spyder
Competing for the likes of British racing heavyweights like the Ariel Atom and BAC Mono, the Sector 111 Drakan Spyder is a road-legal track toy that debuted in 2011. Powered by a 400-hp LS3 V8 and with minimum bodywork to keep it as light as possible. Weighs just 2,000 lbs with a similar power-to-weight ratio to a Bugatti Veyron. This toy can be bought for $100,000 for a new.
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5. Rossion Q1
From the chassis of the British-made Noble M400, the Rossion Q1 is more premium and features more luxurious materials inside than the latter. With production beginning in 2008 and lasting for 10 years, there is no record of how many units were made. The body was made with carbon-kevlar and featured several technological improvements over the M400, including power windows, a centrally-mounted touchscreen, and built-in WiFi connectivity.
4. Mosler Raptor
The MT900 was Mosler’s most famous car that gained popularity with several prominent fans including Star Wars mastermind George Lucas. But before it, it was an obscure racing manufacturer, and one of its earliest cars was the Raptor. Refining its predecessor’s winning formula, the Raptor was based on the successful Consulier GTP but kept its unappealing looks.
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3. Devon GTX
Devon Motorworks founded in 2008, tried to buy rights to the second-gen Viper after it ended production and then started creating its supercar based on its design. The result was the GTX, using the same chassis and engine as the Viper, but featuring new carbon bodywork and an active suspension system. Limited to only 2 prototypes.
2. Bocar XP-5
Based in Lakewood, Colorado, Bocar was a short-lived company that manufactured several sports cars between 1957 and 1961. One of its most popular cars was XP-5 which featured a space-frame chassis with a glass-reinforced polyester body. Equipped with a 290-hp Corvette engine sent power to the rear wheels, and the car featured borrowed components including VW rear suspension and Jaguar wire wheels.
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1. Equus Bass 770
Designed and manufactured in Detroit, the Equus Bass 770 combined ’60s Mustang styling with a 640-hp LS9 V8 taken from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Debuted in 2013 with an impressive set of claimed performance figures. Reportedly, the car had a top speed of over 200 mph and a run time of 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. Starting from $250,000 with prices going up to $290,000.