Published on September 20th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Supercar From Netherlands, ‘VENCER Sarthe’
This is a new specialty manufacturer from the Netherlands, Vencer has finally revealed the production-spec Sarthe, a supercar that’s been in the making for three years or so. It is priced from 270,882Euro bringing it close to Pagani pricing.
Those of you with motorsport running through their veins might’ve guessed by now that Sarthe comes from the grueling Circuit de la Sarthe of Le Mans fame. So what’s this outlandish supercar all about? For starters, it looks way better than other specialty supercars from the Netherlands like the Spyker B6 and C8, but the interior is truly gorgeous.
Just take a look at that Ferrari-inspired all-metal manual transmission gated shifter surrounded by a sea of carbon fiber. It’s something we haven’t seen for years on a production car. Furthermore, Vencer says that the Sarthe was developed from the get-go as a “genuine analogue supercar,” which is a breath of fresh air considering supercars and hypercars of today are all about gear paddles, electronic differentials, as well as hybridization technologies.
This neo-retro model was heavily inspired by those iconic endurance racers of the 1980s. Considering the cabin design is truly minimalist and laden with hard buttons and switches, which means there is the Le Mans race car feel inside. The only contrasting bit of kit on the interior is a big touchscreen display dominating the dash.
Weighing in just 1,390kgs thanks to a lot of carbon fiber and aluminum, the Sarthe’s arsenal employs a 6.3-liter V8 that’s been supercharged to develop 622bhp and 838 Nm of torque. Only one car will be built per month mostly by hand, but the rate is worth it considering that the engine offers a 0 to 100 km/h run of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 338 km/h.