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Which supercars will still impress you in Monaco?

November 4, 2022

Increasingly rich

In two years, Lamborghini already produced over 15,000 units of the Urus. Although it is still a desirable super-SUV, exclusivity is hardly an issue anymore. In the Netherlands maybe still, but in Monaco – also known as Monte-Carlo – an Urus is fairly standard. As there are more and more rich people, the production numbers of supercars are also increasing.

Underserved children in supercar land

Remarkably, many people still often choose the same models, think of an Audi R8, Porsche 911 or Bentley Continental GT. Another example of a popular supercar: the Lamborghini Huracan – available since 2015 – has been produced more than 20,000 times. Understandable, because it is a heavenly supercar, just like the other models we just mentioned. But if you have a weakness for exclusivity, you’d better choose something else. Understated babies in supercar land that are secretly quite delicious. Often already forgotten by the masses, but below the line still extremely desirable.

Lamborghini Urus S

Five unique cars for the enthusiast

With the cars below, you can show up at the famous Monte Carlo Casino without getting disapproving looks from bystanders. Just starting your self-made millionaire -adventure through an online casino? Then an 8,500 euro electric Opel Rocks-e will also surely make you unique in Monaco, but in this article we focus purely on cars that only enthusiasts know how to find.

Nissan GT-R Nismo

Yes, a Nissan. Boring? Well no, because this is an extremely special Nissan. The Nissan GT-R Nismo is an ultimate example of Japanese craftsmanship. Beautifully built and bloody fast. But underneath, mostly pure and hardcore. This is not a car you give to just anybody. This is a thoroughbred supercar with 600 hp that you can drive nicely every day, as long as you respect the technology. The biturbo V6 engine is super powerful and thanks to all-wheel drive, this Nismo trim sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds.

Nissan GT-R Nismo

Honda NSX Type S

Japan lags behind the popularity of European supercar manufacturers, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they know their stuff in Japan. The latest Honda NSX Type S is a car that continues to amaze. Its looks impress, but it is primarily the potent powertrain that makes the NSX set itself apart from the crowd. The NSX – also sold as an Acura – has a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine as well as three powerful electric motors. Together good for 600 hp and 667 Nm of torque. Circulation, by the way, only 350 copies, so very exclusive anyway.

Honda NSX Type S
2022 Acura NSX Type S

Noble M600

In the United Kingdom, there is a small company called Noble Automotive. You never hear anything about it. Of course they are working on a new supercar called the Noble M500, but it is mainly the bigger brother M600 that has proven itself to be a supercar with very solid engineering in recent years. Its twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter Yamaha Judd V8 kicks out to 670 horsepower. The M600 is also called the last analog supercar, with a character similar to that of a Ferrari F40. In fact, that is already a fantastic compliment for this relatively unknown supercar. The M600 is extremely rare, but so delicious. A still undiscovered gem.

Noble M600 in Monaco

Singer 911

If your Porsche 911 is too standard, you can knock on Singer Vehicle Design’s door after you’ve been able to save heavily. This company has elevated upgrading a Porsche 911 generation 964 to true art. There is actually very little Porsche about a Singer. Keeping the shape of the 911, everything else was developed in-house. Paying for a Singer is a challenge because they are very expensive. More than a million euros is no exception. But then you get a fantastic feat of automotive engineering.

Singer 911

Caterham 170R

Nice to hear that potty far pee. Who has the most peekaa’s? The height top speed? Or the highest amount paid off at the dealership? If you dare, show up at Monaco in a Caterham Seven 170R. Stylish gloves on, jacket on, easy parking thanks to extremely small dimensions and secretly more fun than any supercar in the parking lot. Positive attention guaranteed. And also the smartest investment of all the supercars mentioned in this review because you’ll keep tons. And that with a weight of only 440 kilograms and an 84-hp three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine from Suzuki. 170 horsepower per 1,000 kilograms, hilarious and simply brilliant.

Caterham Seven 170R