Supercars are the best of the best that the automotive world has to offer. They’re fast, beautiful, full of exotic materials and packed with high-tech stuff.
Because of all the careful crafting and innovative technology involved, automakers don’t typically make their supercars in the same places as their other more mainstream cars. Here are some interesting, unusual or surprising places that modern supercars are built.
Acura NSX: Ohio
In a strange move, the Japanese automaker isn’t building its flagship vehicle in its home country. Instead, the awesome Acura NSX is built in the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. That’s right, the most powerful Acura is built in America, rather than an exotic location, and is the only supercar that is designed, built and assembled in this country.
SEE ALSO: 2017 Acura NSX Review
Ford GT: Ontario, Canada
Ford’s upcoming GT supercar is not only gorgeous, but it’s also a technological showpiece with fancy new gizmos and materials. The centerpiece of it all is the twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that will make more than 600 horsepower. Who can put together such an advanced car?
Ford looks to Canada for that job. Multimatic is an automotive supplier based in Ontario that has worked extensively with Aston Martin in the past for its One-77 and with RUF for its CTR3 supercar. Known for making the suspension and chassis, Ford will be leaving the manufacturing of its exciting new GT in the hands of this experienced Canadian company.
Koenigsegg is based in Sweden and is an automaker with a serious focus on speed and engineering. But when you think of cars from Sweden, the family-friendly and safety-conscious Volvo comes to mind. Koenigsegg is a huge departure from that. All its vehicles are manufactured in an old airplane Hanger in Angelholm, Sweden.
Lykan Hypersport: Dubai
It’s clear that supercar fever has spread all over the world and that includes the Middle East. The Lykan Hypersport, an expensive supercar that was a huge part of the latest Fast and the Furious movie, is actually built in Dubai by W Motors. That automaker combines the strengths of Lebanese, French and Italian engineers in order to create this $3.4-million dollar car. Those engineers helped this rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive car achieve impressive feats including a zero-to-62-mph sprint of 2.8 seconds.
Audi R8/Lamborghini Huracan Engines: Hungary
The Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 share a platform, but they are built in different parts of the world. Naturally, the R8 is built in Germany and the Huracan is built in Italy, but interestingly enough, both cars have engines that are built in Hungary!
ALSO SEE: 2016 Lamborghini Huracan Review
Techrules AT96 and GT96 TREV: China
Many of our favorite gadgets are made in China and made-in-China cars will soon to be on the way as well. The AT96 and GT96 are two Chinese made supercars with 1,030 hp, six electric motors and a theoretical top speed of 217mph. The AT96 uses Aviation fuel to achieve such figures, while the GT96 uses regular gasoline. If they get made, they’re expected to be extremely fuel efficient, too.
Techrules is an automotive research and development company that is based in Beijing. They aim to develop disruptive powertrain technologies. We’ll see if they achieve that goal.
Porsche 918: Weissach and Zuffenhausen
The hybrid 918 is Porsche’s newest supercar, and has a combined output of 887 horsepower. Interestingly enough, the 918 isn’t built in Stuttgart like the 911, but instead is made in Zuffenhausen.
McLaren P1: Woking, Surrey, England
McLaren is known for being the British king of supercars, with the McLaren P1 being the fastest of them all. But instead of being built in an exotic locale, the P1 is built in Woking, Surrey in England. Woking has a tiny population, and the biggest employer in the area is likely the automaker itself.
Bugatti Veyron: Designed and developed in Germany, made in Molsheim, France
The ultimate piece of automotive engineering – the Bugatti Veyron – was designed and developed in Germany by the Volkswagen Group. The idea was then executed by Bugatti, over in Molsheim France.