What it lacks in looks, Fahlke’s Larea GT1 S12 makes up for with 1,242 hp

Supercars are always striving for some kind of superlative claim, and this one just might take the crown for most-awkward name.

Meet the Falhlke Larea GT1 S12, a new German effort unveiled at the 2014 Essen Motor Show. Its maker may have saddled it with a seemingly random combination of letters and numbers, but it also imbued this supercar with a claimed 1,242 horsepower.

That’s more than the 1,035 hp of the just-unveiled Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K, and just shy of the 1,341 hp of the Koenigsegg One:1.

That power comes courtesy of a supercharged 7.2-liter V8 that also puts out 1,180 pound-feet of torque. Falhke also says the Larea weighs just 2,000 pounds dry, giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than the Koenigsegg.

Not surprisingly, that makes for some mind-warping performance numbers. Fahlke claims a 0 to 62 mph time of just 2.0 seconds, a 0 to 124 time of 5.0 seconds, and an estimated top speed of over 250 mph.

However, to attain that performance you’ll have to sacrifice pretty much everything else.

The Larea GT1 S12 looks like an overgrown soapbox derby car and, judging by the nearly-bare interior, it’s probably not any more pleasant to drive.

Fahlke seems to follow in the footsteps of fellow German boutique carmaker Gumpert and others in building a barely-tamed track car for the road.

Still, if the GT1 S12 sounds a little too extreme, there are “base” models, including the 542-hp S7, 710-hp S9 Evo, and 990-hp S10 (in the video below).

On the other hand, Fahlke also says it’s cooking up new versions with up to 1,400 hp. Yikes. 

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