10 Unconventional yet Fantastic Sports Cars Ever Made

Auto manufacturers have been producing some unconventional yet cool sports cars that leave onlookers in wonder. These sports cars are manufactured by the best car brands to showcase their advancement in technology, engineering and designing. Motorists are allowed to get an idea about some of the coolest sports cars that have been ever produced.

Here are ten most unconventional yet amazing sports cars of all time.

Honda S600 Coupe

Honda introduced their first automobile around 1962, as being the largest motorcycle manufacturer. The S600 was the first model from Honda, which was available in two trims: fastback coupe and roadster. One of the coolest sports cars, featured a DOHC four-cylinder inline engine under the hood, enabling it to produce 57 hp to reach 90 mph. Additionally, some extra premium features could be added to both trims with the availability of the special package called SM600.

Honda S600 Coupe
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Volvo P1900

The unconventional looking Volvo P1900 was produced in 1956 with the aim of export around the Europe but it did not happen. The all 68 cars manufactured due to some barriers, were sold in Sweden. Most of the parts in the Volvo P1900 were taken from PV444, powered by a 1.4-liter engine, which enabled this Swedish sports car to produce 70 hp.

Volvo P1900

Subaru SVX

Subaru has been criticized by many for manufacturing cars within the limits of safe designing. The two-tone paint contrast and the curvy design of the SVX makes it one of the cool sports cars. This unconventional sports car comes with an unusual window-within-a-window style. Even though, the style was pretty handy during rain time, but it did not appeal to the motorists.

Subaru SVX
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Panoz AIV Roadster

The Panoz Roadster was built on a frame of the TMC Costin in 1992, where some modifications were made such as fitting the gear, transmission and engine from Ford Mustang and using some aluminum to reduce the weight. Additionally, it was disappointing that the sports car had no standard features like heater, radio or air conditioner. The designers of the Panoz Roadster added a Mustang SVT Cobra engine to it which was made of all aluminum and called it AIV (Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle).

Panoz AIV Roadster
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Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10

The Nissan Skyline GT-R was launched by the Nissan Motors in 1968 with exceptional powertrain but lack of delicacy in the exterior design. This bland-looking sports car was more of a performer as it won 52 races for the Nissan till 1972. Under the hood, this coolest sports car was packed with 6-cylinders 4-valve DOHC engine that pumped 160 hp.

Nissan Skyline GT-R PGC10
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Renault Alpine GTA

The Renault Alpine GTA was produced from 1984 to 1991, by the French automaker named Alpine which was owned by the Renault. Many of its parts and engine were shared with the predecessor, as Alpine GTA was a successor to A310. There were some designing updates in the rear of the GTA and more massive in design.

Renault Alpine GTA
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However, such changes in the design of the sports car did not appeal to the motorists as the body style was slightly longer than expected. Renault Alpine GTA was fitted with a V6 PRV engine, but it was quicker and lighter than its rival Porsche 944, thanks to the polyester plastics in the layout and fiberglass for the body panels.

Yamaha OX99-11

Initially, Yamaha Motors were only the engine suppliers for the Formula 1 races and events. Sometimes, later after gaining sufficient experience they started manufacturing sports cars for the Formula 1 competitions. When the engine named OX99 was designed by the Yamaha, they asked the IAD to revise the initial body design as they were not satisfied with it. The Yamaha OX99-11 was designed in a way to make drivers feel the real driving experience of the Formula One setting. However, the canopy door and the cockpit looking roof gave this unconventional sports car a weird and less attractive appearance. Nonetheless, the coolest sports car was fitted with a powerful 3.5-liter OX99 V12 engine that produced 400 hp.

Yamaha OX99-11
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Isdera Imperator 108i

The Isdera Imperator 108i was a concept car project by the Mercedes, but unfortunately it never made it to the frontline. The designer of one of the coolest sports cars ever produced, Eberhard Schulz earlier worked with Porches, and he made his own company to manufacture the Imperator 108i in 1978, while preoccupied with his amazing designs. Except for the pop-up headlights in the Imperator, not many changes were made when compared to the original project. This unconventional sports car used the 5.0-liter Mercedes-Benz M117 V8 engine, which enabled the Imperator 108i to run 60 mph in 5.0 seconds to reach the top speed of 176 mph.

Isdera Imperator 108i
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Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF has been the successor of the 612 Scaglietti, but it is the first four-wheel-drive production by the Ferrari. The Italian company advertised the Ferrari FF as the world’s fastest four-seat automobile, and it turned out be true when FF was introduced. One of the cool sports cars featured a 6.3-liter F140 EB V12 engine, that produced a 650 hp. This enabled the Ferrari FF to reach the top speed of 208 mph and running 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.

Ferrari FF

The Ferrari FF body style highlights the company’s design language, which include twin circular taillights and pulled-back headlights. However, it is unexpected that the conventional wedge-shaped style for the sake of configuration above was not included in the design by the Ferrari.

Lotec C1000

The Lotec company modified porches and in 1983 it merged with Mercedes Benz to offer the aftermarket performance parts and aerodynamics for the Mercedes vehicles. The Lotec company manufactured a futuristic-looking car, that featured 5.6-liter Mercedes V8 with a pair of Garret turbochargers. These coolest sports cars were manufactured on demand for a billionaire in the UAE, who made a request in the 1990. With the lightweight body, Lotec C1000 engine was ready to produce 1000 hp, and hitting the 268 mph to reach 60 mph in just 3.2 second.

Lotec C1000
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Bottomline!

From time to time, world’s best automobile designers and manufacturers launch unconventional cars that have amazing technology, engines and style. However, sometimes these coolest sports cars may look less contemporary, but they are fantastic in other departments. Motorists can look at all the aforementioned fantastic sports cars that have ever been produced.

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