We have come across many supercars and hypercars which are being sold or being auctioned off. Some of them are rare while some are not, but it is not often when a truly unique vehicle. Here we have Sbarro Espace GT1. It is dubbed as one-of-a-kind supercar and was created by industry’s creative designers. Incidentally, it is Sbarro’s take on the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR. Less than 40 units of it was made by Benz and collaborated with HWA. Because of this, custom coachwork is fitted with this car and thus makes it stand out even when compared with CLK GTR.
Under the hood of Sbarro Espace GT1, there is large 7.4 liter V8 engine instead of 6.9 liter v12 engine for road-going CLK GTR or racing version 7.3 liter V12 engine. The engine is mated with five-speed sequential gearbox that sends 450hp to the rear wheels. The weight of this rare supercar is less than 3,000 pounds and it helps the car to reach 62mph from stagnant position 4.9 seconds before hitting the top speed of 202mph. These figures may not be astounding in current time, but was powerful in the 1990s. During the same period, Porsche 911 Turbo offered 402hp and the exotic Ferrari F50 offered 503hp.
Sbarro Espace GT1 was revealed by Franco Sbarro at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999. Interestingly, it was sold right off the stand and 20 years later, it found its way at Magna Supercars out of Marbella, Spain. It is listed by JamesEdition with only 876 miles on the clock. The dealer hasn’t disclosed how much the asking price of this rare 1999 Sbarro Espace GT1 is, but be sure that it won’t be cheap. It could around seven figure considering unique status and radical styling.