You’ll have to forgive us but we rather like the looks of the oddly named Monte Carlo Automobile Racasse supercar. Some have accused it of looking fairly generic – for a supercar. They’re right, we suppose. But at the same time – to us – this is what a supercar should look like.
The wedge-shaped, bright blue shell covers a BMW-sourced 5.4-liter V12 making 500 horsepower with rear-wheel drive, and an interior stolen from your grandpa’s 1950 Chris-Craft.
The rather old engine, which powered the 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Graph, is gasoline powered but should the driver choose, it could also run off of hydrogen-enriched liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), according to World Car Fans.
As we have pontificated many times in the past, supercars don’t need to be good enough to compete at Le Mans. The geriatrics who can afford to buy supercars simply can’t handle that kind of power or precision.
Supercars are for being seen in. They’re built to revitalize the driver – if only for a minute. They’re made to make you feel young and virile. You can do that just as well with a 500 horsepower slice of Italian aluminum as you can with a 1,000 horsepower Koenigsegg.
As for the looks, this is what supercars have historically looked like and, for our money, should continue to look like. Everyday consumer cars have gotten all round-y, aerodynamic and boring. Leave supercars alone. Let them be boxy, angular and sharkish.
Still interested in the Monte Carlo Automobile Racasse supercar? Well, they’re only going to make 15 of them and they’ll cost $655,600 each, so get in line now. Skipper’s hats are optional.
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