French Sport Car Brands
Part one: Track focused and hypercars
Genty Akylone is a 4x4 French sports car designed to pay tribute to beauty and performance. Akylone represents the expression of pleasure and car passion.
Its manufacture started in 2017, limited to 15 coupes and 10 roadsters cars, built on the banks of the Pore-sur-Saint-Sour. It is equipped with a V10 5.2 twin turbocharged engine, which can produce 1200bhp at 7300 rpm
Vision 1789 is a super sports car manufactured and assembled in France, combining outstanding expertise in racing and luxury. Vision 1789 is a two-seater car inspired by the prototype of the Le Mans 24 Hours that feats a groundbreaking and uncompromising design
It will first be developed for the speedway, and then in the second phase, the experience gained in the races will allow translate these unique feelings into a legal version. Everything is considered to provide the driver with a unique driving experience. Power-to-weight ratio will be close to 1, according the brand.
This French car brand decided to install a 3,5L V8 twin-turbo biomethane engine that produces ≈1000hp. The different states of biomethane make it possible to perfectly match the vehicle's ideal use: indeed, in the competition, liquid biomethane will be used in the car, which has the advantage of light weight. For roads, gaseous biomethane that will not evaporate will be used. Both will be stored in the storage box behind the seats.
Prato Orage is a French sportcar equipped with a 900hp V8 engine with a displacement of 8100cc
In 2017 it was priced at € 850,000. Prato had planned a production of 19 units, but there has been no news about Prato since 2018
Vortex SAS is a racing sport car with an aggressive design, simple and efficient mechanics. It's fitted with a 6.2L V8 engine and weighs only 1050kgs
The pity is that it is not street-legal, but the advantage is that it's very affordable. With a 38,600€ budget you can drive this car for a full season in the Trophée Tourisme Endurance or in the Endurance Cup Series. For 50,000€ you can run a full season in the 24H Series.
Ligier JS2 R
Other track focused sport car, the Ligier JS2 R. The Ligier JS2 that finished second in the 1975 Le Mans 24 Hours is considered the successor of this car. It can be homologated in the FIA Free Formula Sports Cars (Group E) Category. It has a Ford V6 3.7 mid engine with 330hp, and weighs only 1010kgs