Oxia takes its name from a region on Mars called ‘Oxia Palus’ (longitude 0, latitude 0), which is the possible starting point for calculating Martian time. This sporty two-seater coupe, which is very futuristic and designed to offer every freedom, has interior styling which combines functionality and elegance.Oxia is a High-Performance Gran Turismo coupe prototype, and its full potential is apparent right from your first glance. Oxia is not a racing car, but this veritable carbon sculpture lays claim to performance characteristics which determined lines designed to withstand the test of time.The driver’s position features a clever combination of steel blue anodised aluminium on the dashboard and full charcoal grey leather finish which is typical of the vehicle’s interior and exterior no matching colours and materials.
Yamaha OX-99-11 came around thanks to the Japanese company’s involvement in Formula 1, which kicked off in 1989. With a new 3.5-litre V12 – dubbed OX-99 – developed for racing in 1991, Yamaha decided to build a bonkers sports car around it.To create the car, Yamaha’s UK-based subsidiary – Ypsilon, which had been set up to support the F1 effort – needed a technical partner, which in the end was British motorsport company IAD. What they came up with was astonishing.Naturally, the car’s rather dramatic aluminium bodywork is what’ll catch your eye first, but delve a little deeper, and you’ll find that it’s highly unconventional under the skin too. Its carbonfibre tub features a central seating position under a fighter jet-style glass canopy (which opens in a gullwing fashion), but as Yamaha didn’t want a single-seater car, there’s a second ‘tandem’ seat behind it.
V12, 3,498 cc
400 bhp / 298 kW @ 10,000 rpm
6 speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
1,150 kg / 2,535 lbs
McLaren F1 (1993-1998) – 3.2 sec.
The McLaren F1 was unveiled in May 1992 and was the company’s first road-going production car. The idea was born in the late 1980s, when Gordon Murray, the technical director of McLaren’s Formula One, began sketching the F1 as a three-seat supercar. Appointed as head of McLaren Cars in 1991, Murray convinced Ron Dennis to build the vehicle and played a key role in the design of the F1. It was unlike any other supercar launched up to that point. It had a race-inspired design, a three-seat configuration with the driver seat in the middle, and a comfortable ride for a vehicle of its kind. It was also the first production car to use a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and the first to bring high-tech and expensive materials such as titanium, magnesium, Kevlar, and gold under the same roof.
V12, 6,064 cc
618 bhp / 461 kW @ 7,400 rpm
651 Nm / 480 ft lbs @ 5,600 rpm
6 speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
1,140 kg / 2,513 lbs
Dodge Viper GTS-R (1996-2005) – 3.1 sec.
Chrysler Viper GTS-R (also known as the Dodge Viper GTS-R when raced in North America) was a successful racing variant of the Dodge Viper developed in conjunction with Chrysler of North America, Oreca of France, and Reynard Motorsport of the United Kingdom. Officially unveiled at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours, it has won numerous championships and famous events in its history. Some chassis are still in use today.
TVR Cerbera Speed 12, originally known as the Project 7/12, was a high performance concept car designed by TVR in 1997. Based in part on then-current TVR hardware, the vehicle was intended to be both the world’s highest performance road car and the basis for a GT1 class endurance racer. However, problems during its development, changing GT1 class regulations and the eventual decision that it was simply incapable of being used as a road car ended the idea, forcing TVR executives to abandon its development.
Dauer 962 Le Mans is a sports car based on the Porsche 962 race car. Built by German Jochen Dauer’s Dauer Racing, a racing version of this car went on to win the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans with the support of Porsche through the use of regulation loopholes. The win in 1994 makes it the first GT1 sports car to finish 1st in the Le Mans event. The first production car debuted at the 1993 Frankfurt Auto Show. In total 13 cars were made.
Straight 6, 2994 cc
730 bhp / 544.4 kw @ 7400 rpm
700 Nm / 517 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
5-Speed Manual, Rear wheel drive
1030 kg / 2271 lbs
Lancia Delta S4 Group B (1986) – 2.3 sec.
Lancia Delta S4 is a Group B rally car manufactured by the Italian car company Lancia. The Delta S4 competed in the World Rally Championship in 1985 and 1986, until Group B class was disbanded and the cars were eventually banned from competition completely by European sanctioning body FIA. The car replaced, and was an evolution of the 037. The S4 took full advantage of the Group B regulations, and featured a midship-mounted engine and all-wheel drive for superior traction on loose surfaces.