Rarity does not guarantee value. Sure, if I had bottomless pockets and a superdome for storage, it would be an interesting addition to a collection. But its profile certainly does not appeal to my taste. I am likely to own, at best, 1 supercar in my lifetime, and it will be one I will drive, and this one would not be a contender.
I'm going to have to disagree with a few comments. I own an older hybrid (Pantera) and the looks are similar in that the mid engine placement requires to lengthening of the wheel base. I agree the car sits a little high, but that can be taken care of with some adjustable coil overs, which this car likely has. I tend to like the lean proportions and ground effects that may actually work at speed. Would like to take for a track drive (in the south of Spain). Would be a great trip.
I usually don't like these types of specialty cars but this one I really like. Good looking and very interesting...would love to see it in person. And how cool would it be to drive it on their private race course!
I agree that the proportions seem off, but this super car has something that is very much missing in modern incarnations: windows that you can actually see out of. That is the vintage feature that I miss most on modern cars. (Okay, the classic lines and the engine roar through the carburetors are way up there too.)
Punk says.... from the side it looks like a van. Made me laugh. The shift linkage/ set-up/ cables or whatever just need to be reversed putting R to the lower left and 1 to the upper left. It really does seem too obvious... like getting the brake and clutch backward. At least the steering wheel is in the "proper" location (for the left side of the pond)..
AWD, mid-engine but quiet cabin, transaxle, easy maintenance motor, transmis choices, no need for high price interior...seems like THAT would be a winner? No interest in niche markets due to price point created? May be start there and design forward? One of the v6 or i4 turbos? V8 later? We're getting to the end of internal combustions tho...
Thank you for the informative piece. Not that I know a damn thing, but I can see why the reserve on this car was not met. For one thing, there are much better stories about short -lived companies that could produce a vehicle that would fetch more than just a company that "just" went out of business. No cocaine deals? No international mystery? Two, the side profile of the car is garish - the front and rear look good and super car-esque, but the other 65% of the vehicle looks like the designed fell asleep. Thirdly, very very few super cars (or legit high end sports cars) look good in green. The last one I saw had machine guns mounted on it and yes, it was a jag
This is truly a finely crafted automobile. Compare it to, for example, the Intermeccanica Italia GFX, which has brought prices close to the offering (but not accepted) bid for the Ascari. No comparable build quality or luxury features in the Italia (albeit 20 years older). I think it looks dashing, and I would love to have one in RHD.