6 Most Extreme Cars in the World
There’s nothing more satisfying for a car enthusiast than seeing a vehicle that’s a little out of the ordinary. The fascinating thing about cars is that ever since they first emerged, manufactures have battled against each other in order to create something that pushes the boundaries and raises the bar for everyone else.
It’s not unusual for manufactures to venture out of their comfort zone and create a one-off beast of a vehicle however these cars often aren’t meant for production and come in the form of a concept car.
Concept cars give manufacturers the freedom to create something that’s completely out of this world due to the fact that they’re not constrained by any rules or regulations. They allow designers and engineers to let their imaginations run wild and bring their wildest and most extreme ideas to life.
Unfortunately, most extreme vehicles come with an equally extreme price tag. The majority of us will never be able to afford them so unless you sell your current vehicle and save up for a couple of years, you’ll most likely never get your hands on one. We can always dream however, which is why our website is here.
We love unusual vehicles so much that we’ve decided to embark on a thrilling journey through the world of extreme cars to bring you the best the industry has to offer.
6. Knight XV
We are kicking of the list with the extremely awesome Knight XV by Conquest Vehicles, which came into existence in 2008. When you think of extreme cars, Canada isn’t necessarily the first country that comes to mind. Perhaps it’s because we don’t associate Canada with unique and one of a kind vehicles. To be honest we don’t really see that many extraordinary cars come out of the country, which is why entry number 11 on our list is so spectacular.
The Knight XV is a luxury SUV that looks like it could take on and survive anything. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s definitely extreme.
If we had to describe the vehicle to someone without using pictures, all we’d have to say is that it’s armour on wheels. It’s built from ballistic steel and takes around 4,000 to build as each unit is hand-built.
Not only is the Knight XV armoured but it’s also luxurious. The interior is fitted with a luxury carpet and leather can be found throughout the vehicle. It also features TV monitors as well as a night vision camera system and digital entertainment in the form of a Play Station 3 or Xbox.
The Knight XV sits 6 people with 2 seats in the front and 4 in the rear, two of which are facing backward.
Overall, the Knight XV is a fantastic example of a manufacturer taking things to another level and producing a vehicle that stands out. If you’re fascinated by extreme vehicles and are looking for something a little out of the box, this wonderful car will definitely satisfy you.
We are all familiar with Aston Martin so it’s no surprise the manufacturer has made it onto our list. Perhaps best known for being driven by the fictional spy James Bond, Aston Martin has been in the game for a very long time, producing numerous amazing vehicles and pushing the boundaries since the very beginning.
Aston Martin Vulcan is one of the brands latest models, having been introduced in 2015. Perhaps not as visually striking as the Knight XV, the Vulcan still looks fantastic and has a number of its own strengths.
It’s a track only sports car that follows all FIA race safety requirements, meaning it’s safe to drive but only on the track.
Although the Vulcan borrows heavily from the brands other models, DB9 and Vantage in particular, it still looks rather unique and manages to stand out among its brothers.
Its powerful naturally-aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine is capable of delivering 800 brake horsepower (600 kW) and reaching a top speed of over 200 mph.
If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself that you’d love to get your hands on the insanely awesome Vulcan, don’t get too excited. Only 24 will ever be produced, each costing a staggering $2.3 million.
Regardless, the Aston Martin Vulcan is a fantastic example of a brand producing something it’s good at whilst raising the bar and taking things to another level.
Our list simply wouldn’t be complete without one of the fastest production cars in the world. Yes, we are talking about the fantastic Hennessey Venom GT, a vehicle that has broken numerous speed records since it was first introduced in 2011.
Speed has always played an important role when it came to cars. Ever since cars first came into existence, there’s been a focus on figuring out how to make them go faster. Of course these days, there are certain rules and regulations when it comes to production cars, limiting them from reaching their full potential.
Hennessey Performance Engineering is a Texas-based company responsible for the Venom GT. It definitely raised the bar when it comes to speed, which is why we just had to include it on our list.
The Venom GT includes a twin turbocharged 7.0-litre V8 engine capable of reaching a top speed of 270 mph.
To date 16 Venom GT’s have been sold in total, which unfortunately isn’t enough to secure it the record for the world’s fastest production vehicle in the Guinness Book of Records. In order for the vehicle to qualify, at least 30 units would have to be made.
Overall, the Hennessey Venom GT is a unique vehicle that’s guaranteed to satisfy any fan of speed and impress even those who don’t consider themselves car enthusiasts.
The next vehicle on our list is a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren. Both brands are already established in the industry, which makes this collaboration a little more special.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a grand tourer that was first introduced in 2003. It was inspired by the wonderful Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR form 1955, however with McLaren working on the project it also features a lot of element for which the brand is known for.
The vehicle remained in production for 7 years from 2003 until it was discontinued in 2010.
Not only did the car look fantastic but it was also rather powerful. Capable of reaching a top speed of around 209 mph (337 km/h), the vehicle included a hand-built supercharged, all-aluminium, SOHC V8 engine.
The SLR Stirling Moss was introduced in 2009. If you thought the original SLR was extreme, just wait until you hear about the Stirling Moss.
Limited to 75 units, the vehicle did not have a roof or a windscreen. The unique styling was the work of Korean designer Yoon II-hun and is perhaps the most unusual-looking on our list.
If you’re thinking about purchasing an SLR Stirling Moss, you’ll be disappointed to learn that the vehicle was only available to customers who already owned the SLR.
Another great vehicle on our list that’s all about speed is the Swedish Koenigsegg Agera R. It was first introduced in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show and broke numerous records soon after it was released.
Styling-wise the Agera R doesn’t really add anything new to the game. It’s rather average-looking however that’s not what got it onto our list.
The Agera R is a powerful car, which is why we simply had to at least mention it. Capable of reaching a reported speed of 273 mph (440 km/h), the vehicle is among the fastest production vehicles ever made. It’s also capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
Overall, if it’s speed you’re after the Koenigsegg Agera R is definitely a vehicle for you. It’s fast and powerful and although it doesn’t add anything new to the game styling-wise, it makes up for it with its performance.
1. Saleen S7
Although the vehicles featured on our list so far come from brands that are somewhat well-known, the number 1 on our list is slightly different. The Saleen S7 is a supercar manufactured by Saleen Automotive. The brand, although successful, doesn’t quite have the same amount of brand recognition as the likes of Jaguar or Lamborghini, however it’s still familiar to hardcore car enthusiasts.
If you think the Saleen S7 looks familiar, that’s because it was featured in the first Iron Man film, starring Robert Downey Jr.
What makes the S7 special is its fantastic performance, especially on the Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, introduced in 2005. It includes a powerful engine reportedly capable of reaching a top speed of 402 km/h.
So there you have it, our pick for some of the most extreme vehicles in the world. Of course there are countless vehicles out there that didn’t make our list however that doesn’t make them any less awesome. We could only feature 6 vehicles on this list but we’ll definitely make a “part 2” in the future so keep an eye out for that.
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- Published On : 2 years ago on January 18, 2016
- Author By : James
- Last Updated : January 27, 2016 @ 10:36 am
- In The Categories Of : Sport