Contera MD1 channels the spirit of Group C

The headline-grabbing supercars may come from the biggest names: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, McLaren, but some of the most interesting ones are made by small outfits you may never have heard of. Like the Contera MD1.

Inspired by the legendary Group C racers from the 1980s, the Contera MD1 is built by David Halford, Michail Papastergiou and their team in a barn in the UK. It features a central driving position flanked by two jump seats, just like the McLaren F1. It's powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 based off a Lexus and Yamaha design, mated to a Porsche gearbox, but was designed to accommodate just about any powertrain you could ask for.

Perhaps best of all, it costs only around $80k, making it a compelling alternative to a Porsche 911 or Dodge Viper. Unfortunately it stands little chance of being homologated for sale in America, but you can check it out in this video from The BHP Project above.

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