In many ways, the Vencer has a very old-school, minimalist vibe. Unlike many modern supercars, there are no electric motors to offer hybrid power or a trick all-wheel-drive setup for added traction. The Sarthe just shoves a supercharged 6.3-liter V8 pumping out 622 horsepower and 618 pound-feet of torque and six-speed manual behind the driver in a space-frame chassis. While anti-lock brakes are a small modern concession, the vehicle otherwise lacks any electronic aids, like traction control or stability control. Even the interior is pared down to the bare essentials with only a central screen for the gauges and a handful of buttons.
Is there still room in the supercar realm for a model that is so assertively primordial? Take a ride with Autocar to see if the Vencer can stand up to modern times.