How can the market support so many generic, derivative supercars? It's a simple matter of having the financial wherewithal and the motivation. And it seems like everyone and their cousin wants to start their own supercar company these days.

The latest comes out of the Netherlands from an upstart called Vencer. The Sarthe is its first (and let's face it, it could very well be its last) product. Named after the French countryside circuit where the 24 Hours of Le Mans is contested, the Sarthe follows a familiar formula: a steel tube frame with a V8 engine plonked in the middle and draped in carbon fiber bodywork.

The shape is rather derivative, looking something like a Noble with the front end of a McLaren F1. The stated output of 500 horsepower is said to be enough to propel the 3,065-lb package to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and on to a 202-mph top speed.

Of course, details on production and availability have yet to surface as it appears the first example has yet to be produced, but you can scope it out in the gallery of high-resolution renderings to get an idea of what the Dutch are up to this time.


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      kevin
      • 2 Years Ago
      forget the car i am more intrigued in that parking garage! O_O
        jvshenderson
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kevin
        Believe it or not, that garage is in Wisconsin. It is part of the Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by Santiago Calatrava. http://www.cgschmidt.com/projects/Default.aspx?projectid=126&categoryID=9&index=9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Art_Museum
      sanmusa
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh, another super car. SFW? I'll get impressed when any brand makes a good sports car that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and doesn't weigh a ton.
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish someone would tap Lotus. great potential for supercars with the right management and some cash. Lotus has the tradition, the technology, and racing heritage. Why reinvent the wheel. Now ends my "Save Lotus" rant On topic. the car looks a bit like a McLaren clone, but that is a good thing. McLaren makes a hot car, just not sure a upstart will be able to match McLarens tech.
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chirowolf
        I see the headlights and that's really about it. It's obviously much more McLaren. But I always thought that the new McLaren had hints of Lotus anyway. So I guess I see what you're talking about.
      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      boring
      Jimmy Joe
      • 2 Years Ago
      The rear looks nice. Thats the only thing which stands out.
      TwinTurbo
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know, this car, It's just so.. so damn characterless.
      dontneedpants
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the chase scene from THX 1138.
      wxs5
      • 2 Years Ago
      The tail lights reminds me a lot about the Mazda Rx-7 :0
        joejoe509
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wxs5
        Lol. I see it too, but I would take Noble or maybe even LFA over RX8.
      da.kid1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sad, I really want to give these unknown supercar makers a chance but the thing is they won't take one, this is not bad looking, but is so derivative it seems they didn't even spend a minute on the design, just copied and pasted features from other known supercars.
      Corner49
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's like a McLaren F1 and a Tesla roadster had a baby. And I say that as someone who hates when ppl flippantly compare models.
      methodman420
      • 2 Years Ago
      if i had enough money to blow id buy so many of these no name supercars
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the back and the side profile. If nothing else, this designer should get a job with a real company somewhere (if he/she's not already moonlighting...)
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