Super-sick crushworthy cars: Measuring horsepower in millions
When Britain’s Salon Prive luxury car fair opens in September, visitors will get a chance to gawk at the Vencer Sarthe, a new hand-built supercar from the Netherlands. We’re already planning to sneak in.
The Sarthe is one of many ridiculously crushworthy cars we wish we could afford, along with our recent fantasizing about $8 million gold speakers, luxury timepieces, and diamond-encrusted tablets and smartphones.
The Sarthe was named after the Circuit de la Sarthe course, a famed venue of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It has a 510-horsepower, 8-cylinder engine; six-speed manual gearbox; and a top speed of 202 mph. It can do 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds.
The chassis is high-grade tubular steel and body panels of lightweight carbon. Inside, the cockpit is hand-stitched black leather surrounding a wide LCD instrument cluster in the center.
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