The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing now and medals are quickly adding up. We started wondering what about the varying cars of the world? There is no auto racing in the Olympics and a love of awesome cars is one thing that is shared throughout the entire world. So why not include them?
Here at Topspeed, we felt it was time to give our 4-wheeled friends a fair chance and display the top supercars from each of the countries participating in the 2012 Summer Games – those that produce supercars. So let’s have a look at what these countries have to offer. You may be surprised to find out what countries produce some awesome supercars and what ones don’t produce any at all.
We stand to learn a lot about the world of supercars while putting this piece together, so we are certain you will learn a ton right along with us.
Click past the jump to read our entire list and check out our full infographic.
Elfin is working on a new performance car, Type 5, that will be released in less than a month. But until the launch, here’s the first sketch of the car. The car wants to compete with models like Lotus Elise, Caterham 7 and the Ariel Atom.
Type 5 will get a new chassis, exterior styling, interior design and a newly sourced engine. It will have a weight of approx. 750 kg depending on spec level with a 4 cylinder engine to produce around 268 hp of power and 258 lbs-ft of torque.
Price will be somewhere around $65,000 in Australia!
Australia’s legendary sports car maker, Elfin will unveil a limited edition model to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Limited to only 5 units the 50th Anniversary Streamliner will be priced at $128,500. Each car will be equipped with special features and painted in a unique colour called "Cooper Gold" – named in honour of Australian racing driver Garrie Cooper who laid the foundations for Elfin back in 1957.
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2006 Elfin MS8 Streamliner
The new Elfin MS8 Streamliner shook a few Australian harts when it was showcased on the Holden stand at the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show. Powered by a 333 bhp all alloy Holden V8 and featuring a six speed gearbox, race-bred suspension and huge brakes, all of this totaling just 1100 kilograms. Combination which is guaranteed to offer a five seconds sprint from 0 to 60 mph, a quarter mile covered in 12.9 seconds and a top speed exceeding 180 mph.