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List of Le Mans Prototypes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are a list of Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) race cars, running today, and in the past.

(Note: Some car chassis may have raced in multiple LMP classes through its lifetime or through different setups by teams. These cars are listed in every class they participated in.)

Brand Chassis Year Applications Notes Source
Acura ARX-01a 2007 LMP2 Modified from a Courage LC75
ARX-01b 2008 LMP2
ARX-02a 2009 LMP1
ARX-03a 2012 LMP1
ARX-03b 2012 LMP2 / P (US)
ARX-05 2018 DPi Modified from Oreca 07
ADESS ADESS-02 2014 LMP2 Upgrade version of Lotus T128, never raced
ADESS-03 2015 LMP3
Alba Engineering AR2 1993 WSC Modified from an AR2 category C2 racer
Alpine A450 2013 LMP2 Rebranded Oreca 03 chassis
A450b 2014 LMP2 Rebranded Oreca 03R chassis
A460 2016 LMP2 Rebranded Oreca 05 chassis
A470 2017 LMP2 Rebranded Oreca 07 chassis (homologated to the 2017 FIA, ACO, and IMSA regulations.)
Argo Racing Cars JM19 1993 WSC Modified from Argo JM19 IMSA Camel Lights model
WSC001 1996 WSC Modified from incomplete Argo JM20 IMSA Camel GTP model
Ascari A410 2001 LMP900 Modified from Lola T92/10
KZR-1 2002 LMP900
Aston Martin AMR-One 2011 LMP1
Audi R8C 1999 LMGTP
R8R 1999 LMP900
R8 2000 LMP900
LMP1
Built by Dallara, continuously evolved until 2005.
R10 TDI 2006 LMP1 Uses a TDI diesel engine.
R15 TDI 2009 LMP1 Uses a TDI diesel engine
R15 TDI Plus 2010 LMP1
R18 TDI 2011 LMP1 Uses a TDI diesel engine.
R18 Ultra 2012 LMP1 Upgraded, lighter version of R18 TDI
R18 e-Tron quattro 2012 LMP1 Same as R18 Ultra but with a hybrid system powering the front wheels.
R18 e-Tron quattro 2014 LMP1 Retains same name as 2012 model, but completely redesigned for 2014 LMP1 rules.
R18 e-Tron quattro 2016 LMP1 Upgraded high-nose bodywork and new lithium-ion battery energy storage in place of flywheel.
Aurus 01 2019 LMP2 Rebranded Oreca 07 car
AutoExe LMP99 1999 LMP Derived from a Riley & Scott Mk III
LMP 02 2002 LMP Derived from a WR, fitted with a Mazda Wankel engine.
AutoVolante WSC Alfa Romeo 1994 WSC Never raced
Bennett 1994 WSC
Bentley EXP Speed 8 2001 LMGTP Built by Racing Technologies Norfolk
Speed 8 2003 LMGTP Complete redesign.
BGN APB-1 1998
BMW V12 LM 1998 WSC One car modified in 2000 by Goh and Dome
V12 LMR 1999 LMP900
BR Engineering BR01 2015 LMP2 Coupe built for SMP Racing.
BR1 2018 LMP1 Joint developed with Dallara. [1]
BRM P301 1997 WSC Modified from BRM P351
Cadillac Northstar LMP 2000 LMP900 Designed by Riley & Scott, later upgraded to Northstar LMP01
Northstar LMP02 2002 LMP900 Built by 3GR
DPi-V.R 2017 DPi Dallara P217 chassis and Cadillac engine
Cannibal 1996 WSC Modified from an Oldsmobile Cutlass [2]
Chevron B73 1996 WSC
Chrysler Patriot 1993 WSC Built and constructed by Reynard, never raced
LMP 2001 LMP900 Designed by Dallara
CLM P1/01 2014 LMP1
Courage C34 1995 WSC Modified from Courage C32
C36 1996 WSC Modified from Courage C32
C41 1995 WSC
C50 1998 WSC Modified from Courage C41
C51 1998 WSC Modified from Courage C41
C52 1999 LMP900 Modified from Courage C41. Also ran as the Nissan C52.
C60 2000 LMP900 Evolved into the C60JX in 2002
C65 2003 LMP675
LMP2
Hybrid model in 2005
LC70 2006 LMP1 Not only the factory, also a customer car
LC75 2007 LMP2
LC70E 2009 LMP1
Consulier Intruder 1994 WSC
Crawford SSC2K 2001 LMP900
Creation CA06/H 2006 LMP1 A modification of the original Reynard 02S
CA07 2007 LMP1 Designed by KW Motorsport
Dallara SP1 2002 LMP900 Commercial application of the Chrysler LMP
GC-21 2002 LMP2 Rebodied Formula Three car originally for use in the revived Fuji Grand Champion Series, saw action in Japan Le Mans Challenge
P217 2017 LMP2/DPi LMP2 chassis homologated to the 2017 FIA, ACO, and IMSA regulations. Re-engineered and rebranded as the Cadillac DPi-V.R under IMSA DPi regulations.
Debora LMP200 2001 WSC
LMP201 1995 WSC
LMP294 1994 WSC Rebuilt from the Debora SP93
LMP295 1995 WSC
LMP296 1996 WSC
LMP297 1997 WSC
LMP299 1999 WSC
LMP2000 2000 LMP675
DBA 03S 2003 LMP675 Modified from Reynard 02S, created by RN Motorsport
Denali 1994 WSC Modified from Denali IMSA Camel Lights model
Dome S101 2001 LMP900
LMP1
Evolved into hybrid LMP1 S101Hb in 2005
S101.5 2007 LMP1
S102 2008 LMP1 Closed-cockpit design
S102.5 2012 LMP1 Upgraded version of S102 by Pescarolo Sport
Strakka-Dome S103 2014 LMP2 Only tested in 2014, race debut in 2015
Durango PM02 2000 LMP900 Built by GMS; Judd V10 engine badged as MG
Embassy WF01 2008 LMP2 Zytek V8 engine
Epsilon Euskadi ee1 2008 LMP1 Closed-cockpit design
Fabcar 1994 WSC Never raced
Ferrari 333SP 1994 WSC Designed by Dallara, built by Michelotto, evolved into 333SP Evo in 1998
Gebhardt G4/1 1998 WSC
LMP900
Modified from a Gebhardt C91 C2 racer
Gibson 015S 2015 LMP2 Modified Zytek Z11SN
Ginetta G61-LT-P3 2020 LMP3 Evolution of P3-15
G60-LT-P1 2018 LMP1 [3]
Ginetta-Juno LMP3 2015 LMP3 First LMP3 car to race, evolved into G57 P2, and subsequently G58
GMS LMP1 2000 LMP900
Gunnar G99-S 2000 LMP900 Modified from a Porsche 911 GT1, never raced, modified to an IMSA GTS car
Harrier LR9C 1994 LMP2 Modified from road car sans roof[4]
LR10 2000 LMP900
HPD ARX-01c 2010 LMP2 Cars badged as HPD for 2010 season, previously Acura
ARX-01d 2011 LMP2
ARX-01e 2011 LMP1 Car only ran in 2011 12 Hours of Sebring before retirement
ARX-01g 2011 LMP2
ARX-03a 2012 LMP1
ARX-03b 2012 LMP2
ARX-03c 2013 LMP1 Revised version of ARX-03a
ARX-04b 2015 LMP2 Closed-cockpit design
Huffaker 1993 WSC Modified from Kudzu DG-1 IMSA Camel Lights model, raced once, modified to a Kudzu DG-2
Hawk Mandeville MD3R 1994 WSC
C-8 1996 WSC
Harvey-Mitchell HMR-01 1998 WSC
Kopf Keiler K2 1997 WSC Modified from a never-raced Chevron B71
Kremer K8 Spyder 1994 WSC Modified from Porsche 962
Kudzu DG-2 1993 WSC Modified from Kudzu DG-2 IMSA Camel Lights model
DG-3 1994 WSC Modified from Kudzu DG-3 IMSA Camel Lights model
DLM 1996 WSC 3-rotor
DLM-4 1997 WSC 4-rotor
DLY 1998 WSC Three major iterations, debut ('98), '99 longtail, '00 major revision
Lavaggi LS1 2006 LMP1
Ligier JS P2 2014 LMP2 Coupe
JS P3 2015 LMP3 Debuted in September 2015
JS P217 2017 LMP2 / DPi LMP2 chassis homologated to the 2017 FIA, ACO, and IMSA regulations. Re-engineered and rebranded as a Nissan Onroak DPi under IMSA DPi regulations.
JS P320 2020 LMP3 Built to new 2020 LMP3 Regulations, evolution of Ligier JS P3
Lister Storm LMP 2003 LMP900
LMP1
Evolved into Storm LMP Hybrid in 2005
Lola B98/10 1998 WSC
LMP
B2K/10 2000 LMP900 First chassis with diesel power at Le Mans - Taurus Sports Racing w/ Caterpillar power, 2004
B2K/40 2000 LMP675
B01/60 2001 LMP675 Commercial application of the MG-Lola EX257
B05/40 2005 LMP2 Evolved into Lola B07/40 in 2007
B06/10 2006 LMP1 LMP1 evolution of the B05/40
B08/80 2008 LMP1
LMP2
Closed-cockpit concept; raced in LMP1 in the 2011 American Le Mans Series season with an evolved B09/86 chassis.
B08/60 2008 LMP1 Closed-cockpit concept
Aston Martin B09/60 2009 LMP1 Closed-cockpit concept, developed by Aston Martin Racing and Prodrive
B11/40 2011 LMP2
B12/60 2012 LMP1
B12/80 2012 LMP2
Lotus Elise GT1 1997 LMGTP Originally a GT1 car
T128 2013 LMP2 Codeveloped by ADESS AG and Kodewa racing team
Lucchini Engineering LMP2/04 2004 LMP2
Magnum SC205 1996 WSC
Mantac 1993 WSC Modified from Mantac GTP IMSA Camel Lights racer
Matrix MXP-1 1997 WSC Modified from Nissan NPT-90 [5]
Mazda SDR-14 2014 LMP2 Modified from Lola B12/80, uses a 2.2L SkyActiv Diesel engine
RT24-P 2017 DPi Riley-Multimatic Mk. 30 chassis and Mazda engine
McNeil Engineering Lola 881 1998 Modified from Lola T92/10
Mercedes-Benz CLR 1999 LMGTP
MG EX257 2001 LMP675 Designed by Lola (B01/60)
EX264 2005 LMP2 Evolved from Lola B05/40, built by RML using EX257 parts; evolved into EX265 in 2008
EX265C 2008 LMP2 Lola B08/80 chassis with EX264 parts
Morgan LMP2 2012 LMP2 Rebadged version of OAK-Pescarolo 01
LMP2 Evo 2015 LMP2 Evolution of Morgan LMP2
Nasamax DM139 2004 WSC
LMP900
Modified from Reynard 01Q
Runs on bio-ethanol
Nissan R391 1999 LMP900
DeltaWing 2012 Experimental Entered at Le Mans under Garage 56 rules
ZEOD RC 2014 Experimental Hybrid coupe version of the DeltaWing, also entered under Garage 56 rules. First car to lap the Circuit de la Sarthe in racing conditions on electric power alone.
GT-R LM Nismo 2015 LMP1 Radical prototype utilising a front-mounted engine driving the front wheels, and designed to have a mechanical flywheel hybrid system which was never raced.
Norma Auto Concept M14 1995 WSC
M2000 2000 LMP900
M200P 2010 LMP2
M30 2017 LMP3
OAK-Pescarolo 01 2011 LMP1
LMP2
Modified version of Pescarolo 01 built by OAK Racing. P2 version rebadged as Morgan in 2012.
Oreca 01 2009 LMP1
FLM09 2009 FLM Based on the Courage LC75
03 2011 LMP2
03R 2014 LMP2 modified Oreca 03
05 2015 LMP2 Coupe
07 2017 LMP2 / DPi LMP2 chassis homologated to the 2017 FIA, ACO, and IMSA regulations. Re-engineered and rebranded as an Acura ARX-05 under IMSA DPi regulations.
Oscar SK93 2006 LMP1 Rebodied single seater, Toyota 3S-GTE powered
KK-LM 2006 LMP2 Rebodied single seater, later Honda K20K powered
SK5.2 1994 RS/LMP2 Rebodied single seater, Mazda 13B powered
Osella PA20 1996 WSC Modified from a Group CN Osella PA20
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S 1999 LMP900 Front-engined, modified into LMP01 Evo in 2002
LMP07 2001 LMP900 Front-engined
Pegasus WSC 1993 WSC Modified from spaceframe Lotus Esprit IMSA GTS racer
NPTI 1996 WSC Modified from Nissan NPT-90
Pescarolo C60 2004 LMP900
LMP1
Modified from Courage C60, evolved into C60H in 2005
01 2007 LMP1
LMP2
"Evo" model introduced in 2009
02 2014 CN2 Built by Sora Composites; Was a candidate to LMP3
03 2012 LMP1 Based on the failed Aston Martin AMR-One, fitted with Judd engine.
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 2007 LMP1
908 2011 LMP1 Hybrid version tested before Peugeot's withdrawal from prototype racing.
Picchio Racing Cars MB1 1999 SR1
SR2 1999 SR2
Pilbeam Racing Designs MP84 2000 LMP675
MP91 2003 LMP675 Evolved from Pilbeam MP84
MP93 2005 LMP2
MP100 2014 LMP2 Heavily upgraded version of the MP93
Phoenix 1994 WSC Never raced
Porsche LMP1-98 1998 LMP A factory-backed evolution of the former TWR WSC-95
LMP2000 2000 LMP900 Never raced
RS Spyder (9R6) 2006 LMP2 "Evo" model introduced in 2007
919 Hybrid 2014 LMP1 Upgraded in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Modified to unrestricted 919 Evo in 2018.
Promec PJ199 2001 LMP900
ProTran RS06/H 2006 LMP1 Modified from Reynard 2KQ
R&M SR-01 2002 LMP1
Radical SR9 2006 LMP2
SR10 2008 LMP1 Bio-Diesel-powered
SR10 2012 LMP2 different version powered by Roush-Yates Ford engine
Rebellion R-One 2014 LMP1 Built by Oreca. Design evolved into Oreca 05 LMP2 chassis
R13 2018 LMP1 Built by Oreca. Evolution based on Oreca 07 LMP2 chassis [6]
Reynard 2KQ 2000 LMP900
LMP675
01Q 2001 LMP900
LMP675
An upgrade of the 2KQ
02S 2002 LMP675 Never completed, modified by multiple manufacturers later
Riley & Scott Mk III 1996 WSC
LMP900
Evolved into Mk III/2
Mk III C 2001 LMP900
Mk XIV 2007 LMP1 Customer car, none sold
Sarta Project 624 1999 Never raced
Riley-Ave Motorsports AR-2 2016 LMP3 Debuted in 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge (was set to debut before in the 2016 European Le Mans Series season).
Riley/Multimatic Mk. 30 2017 LMP2/ DPi LMP2 chassis homologated to 2017 FIA, ACO, and IMSA regulations. Re-engineered and rebranded as the Mazda RT24-P under IMSA DPi regulations.
Shelby American LR-93 1993 WSC Modified from a Shelby Can-Am model
SNBE Snobeck LM01 2000
Spice Engineering WSC94 1994 WSC
AK93 1994 WSC Modified from AK93 IMSA Camel Lights racer
DR-3 1994 WSC
SE89 1993 WSC Modified from SE89 IMSA Camel Lights/C2 racer
SE90 1993 WSC Modified from SE90 IMSA Camel Lights/C2 racer
HC94 1994 WSC Modified from AK93 WSC
BDG-02 1995 WSC Modified from HC94
Tampolli RTA-01 2004 LMP2
RTA-98 1998 WSC
Tiga Race Cars GT286 Spyder 1994 WSC Modified from Tiga GT286 IMSA Camel Lights model
FJ94 1994 WSC Modified from Tiga GT287 IMSA Camel Lights model
DBIV 1994 WSC Modified from Tiga GT286 IMSA Camel Lights model
LM214 2015 LMP2 Modified from Embassy WF01
Toyota TOM's Toyota LMP 1996 LMP900 Built by TOM's Toyota, never raced
GT-One (TS020) 1998 LMGTP Formerly in the GT1 class, but converted to LMGTP due to rule changes in the GT1 class
TS030 Hybrid (TS030) 2012 LMP1
TS040 Hybrid (TS040) 2014 LMP1 TS030's 3.4-litre V8 enlarged to 3.7 litres
TS050 Hybrid (TS050) 2016 LMP1 New 2.4-litre twin-turbo V6 and lithium-ion batteries replace the TS040's 3.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 and supercapacitor energy store.
TWR WSC-95 1995 WSC Modified from Jaguar XJR-14, semi-backed by Porsche
WR
LM93 1993 LMP
LMP2
Peugeot powered
LM94 1995 LMP2 Peugeot powered, evolved into LM96 in 1996
LMP 98 1998 LMP1
SR1
Peugeot powered, evolved into LMP 99 in 1999
LMP 2000 LMP675 Evolved into LM 2001 in 2001 and LMP-02 in 2002
LMP2003 2003 LMP675 Evolved into LMP2004 in 2004
LMP2008 2008 LMP2 Zytek powered
Zulltec CZ-01 2006 LMP2 Never raced
Zytek 04S 2004 LMP900
LMP675
Modified from Reynard 02S
06S 2006 LMP1 Hybrid model of 04S
07S 2007 LMP1
LMP2
GZ09S 2009 LMP1
LMP2
Co-developed by Ginetta Cars, hybrid model named the GZ09HS.
Z11SN 2011 LMP2

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From special edition Rolls, to masterpieces of engineering, here are 10 of the rarest cars in the world…. 10. Mercedes CLK-GTR The Mercedes CLK-GTR was designed to take part in the new FIA GT championship series in 1997 and was built with a Mercedes-Benz LS600 6 litre, V12 engine. The car performed quite well in the competition that year, and as part of the terms of entry, Mercedes were required to produce a limited production run of road-legal versions. In total, 25 were made, all as true to the original design of the race car as possible. The engine was enhanced to a 6.9 litre version, and produced 604 horsepower. The company claimed that this allowed the car to reach a speed of 62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds, and a top speed of 214 miles per hour. At the time of its release, the CLK-GTR was the most expensive production car ever, costing a whopping 1.5 million dollars. This is a beautiful, and rare, vehicle, and even if you had the funds to buy one- actually finding one that’s up for sale would prove to be difficult! 9. 1905 Rolls-Royce 15 HP Rolls Royce is one of the most recognisable names in the world of automobiles. They began making cars in 1904. Since then, they have been responsible for some of the most iconic designs, and branched out into other areas including aircraft engines! But it’s the classic luxury cars that stand out in collectors minds. This 1905 Rolls Royce 15 HP car is the second oldest vehicle by the manufacturer that remains in existence, and by far the rarest. Surprisingly, the last one of these that was made still works! Just imagine a brand new car that you bought today, still running in 120 years time, it’s unbelievable! It has a 3-speed manual gearbox with a 3.1 litre engine, and can reach up to 39 miles per hour- a significant speed at that time, I mean it is 122 years old! It may not sound like much now…. The company, though, was still in its infancy in 1905, so only six of them were ever built. The history and collectability associated with this car means that the insured replacement is approximately 35 million dollars. Yes, 35 million dollars!! 8. McLaren F1 LM I just saw a McLaren on the highway the other day! But I don’t know what model it was. This stunning car is the McLaren F1 LM. It’s a tuned edition that was built to celebrate the success of the track version in 1995’s Le Mans 24-hour race, with only a few alterations to make it road legal. The car weighs only 2,341 pounds, and has a 680 brake horsepower engine that allows it to reach 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 225 miles per hour. Only six were ever made, all in the super original Papaya orange colour as a tribute to Bruce McLaren, who the company is named after, and his racing colours when he was a driver. The rarity and desirability of this McLaren means that it’s REALLY expensive. In 2015 one sold, at auction, for 13.75 million dollars. This is particularly high considering it doesn’t have any of the creature comforts you may expect from a supercar. To stay true to the original design, there’s stiffer suspension, no radio, and it definitely does NOT have any cup holders! And now for the Bugatti, but first be sure to subscribe if you haven’t already! 7. 1927 Bugatti Royale In the 1920’s, Bugatti saw an opportunity to sell a new style of luxury car, and designed the Bugatti Royale. To accommodate all the features they wanted to put in, they made the car 21 feet long! It remains one of the largest cars to ever be built. With a 12.7 litre engine that produced up to 300 brake horsepower, no one ever tested it to see how fast it could go. At least not officially. Initially the plan was to build 25 of the vehicles to sell to the wealthy, but in the end only 7 were made. One of these was destroyed- leaving only six remaining, each of which was built with a different body, making them truly one of a kind. Most of them are now displayed in museums around the world, but one- known as the Kellner car, is still in private hands. It’s virtually impossible to put a price on how expensive one of these would be today, but the last time one sold in 1999, it went for 20 million dollars. 6. 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 GM Concept Car The Oldsmobile F-88 is thought by many to be one of the most influential ever made, and it’s now one of the rarest too. It was designed as a dream car in 1954, and was a project of love by American designer Harley Earl, based on designs by Bill Lange. It was built around the chassis of a Chevrolet Corvette, and had a body made entirely out of fiberglass. The two door roadsters had a super 88 V8 engine which produced 250 brake horsepower, and the style of design was the first of a new era of car aesthetics and the one that led the way. Despite this, only four were ever made. Two became part of private collections and their whereabouts are unknown, one was destroyed in a fire, and the final car was used as a show car. It was sold at the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in 2005 for three million dollars, and is now permanently on display, for anyone to see, at the Gateway Colorado automobile museum. 5. Lamborghini Reventon The Lamborghini Reventon hardly looks real, and turned heads when it was first revealed at the Frankfurt Motor show in 2007. Just as insane was the price at two million dollars, which made it by far the most expensive car that the Italian manufacturer had sold at the time. To create the Reventon, they had designed a completely new exterior, but used very similar mechanical designs as seen in the Murciélago LP640. The 6.5 litre V12 engine gives the car a maximum top speed of 221 miles per hour. This was somewhat of a vanity project for Lamborghini, and they announced that only 21 of them would ever be made- including one that would be kept in the Lamborghini museum. All 20 sold almost instantly, so it’s now impossible to get one new- the only way you can get your hands on one of these is by convincing a current owner to part ways with it. Practically impossible!! The company released details on where they sold the cars to, with 10 being delivered to the US, seven to Europe, one to Canada, and two to Asia. It was so popular that two years later they designed a roadster version, again producing only 20 cars, and this time costing 2.1 million dollars. Still, both versions are incredibly rare, and would make a great addition to any one’s collection of supercars. 4. Honda NSX “Alex Zanardi Edition” The original Honda NSX, known in America as the Acura NSX, was produced by the Japanese company between 1990 and 2005, and looked to be the last mid engine sports car made by them, until they resurrected the name for a successor in 2016. In 1999, a special edition “Alex Zanardi” version was produced to celebrate the driver’s back to back CART championship wins for Honda. Only 51 were built, one of which was a press car, and they were only available in New Formula Red. It had an all aluminium body, and a 3.2 litre V6 engine which produced 290 brake horsepower, which allowed it to reach 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The first off the production line was given to Zanardi himself, with the rest being sold through dealers in the US. It’s not known how much they would sell for today, but with standard Honda NSX’s still commanding around 160,000 dollars, it’ll likely be lot more. 3. 1996 Ferrari F50 GT Every list of rare and desirable cars has to have a Ferrari, and here’s one of the rarest of all- the Ferrari F50 GT. The car was originally designed to take part in the BPR Global GT series, but the F50 project was soon cancelled because competitor manufacturers, such as Porsche and Mercedes, designed much faster and agile vehicles for the championship. Still, 3 F50’s were made- one of which was a prototype, and 2 which were to be sold. With a 4.7 litre V12 engine that provides 750 brake horsepower, it can reach 60 miles per hour in a lightning fast 2.9 seconds, and hits a top speed of 235 miles per hour. Perhaps it’s the legend of what might have been, but never was, but despite never taking part in a single race, the F50 reached legendary status with Ferrari fans. In 2013 one of these was up for sale with an asking price of 2.9 million dollars. While that’s a lot of money to most people for a car, it’s an absolute bargain for such a rarity, and a piece of Ferrari history. 2. 2005 Maybach Exelero The 2005 Maybach Exelero is a stunning piece of engineering, and was originally built for Fulda, a German tyre company, to display its products. It weighs in at 2.9 tons, but with a V12, twin turbo engine that generates 700 brake horsepower, it hits 62 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 218 miles per hour. Only one of these cars has ever been built, and while that may seem surprising- it makes sense when you hear the price. Brand new it cost 8 million dollars. It was put up for sale in 2005, but it took until 2011 before the rapper “Birdman” decided to buy it. It turned out to be too costly a purchase for him, though, so the deal seemingly fell through- so, if you have a spare 8 million lying around, you might just be able to get your hands on this one. 1. Captain Nemo’s Car And finally number one and without doubt the most unique car in the world, and one of the rarest. If you think it looks familiar, then that’s probably because it was used in 2003’s “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” movie starring Sean Connery. It’s the car used by Captain Nemo, and needed to be extravagant. It was designed by the production designer of the movie, Carol Spier, and is fully functional- if not entirely road legal. It’s 22-feet long, and has a Rover V8 engine. It began life as a Land Rover, which was modified with a steel frame, and covered with an ivory coloured fibreglass shell. Taking inspiration from the Hindu god Ganesha, there are aged gold embellishments across the entire vehicle, and a faux leather interior. The six 28-inch wheels are mounted on hydraulics so you can adjust the ride height, and it was designed to drive in such a way that special effects weren’t needed in the movie. There are only 2 in the world after an enthusiast built one of his own. Surprisingly for such an elaborate and unique vehicle, the original sold at auction in 2015 for just over 30,000 English pounds- which is about 40 to 45,000 dollars. By far the rarest and the cheapest on this whole list! Thanks for watching! Which one would you like to own? Let us all know in the comments below!

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