The Vencer Sarthe is a Dutch Supercar with a 622bhp Hennessey-Tuned V8. Who made this new supercar? Robert Cobben, a Dutch entrepreneur. Although the car is new on the market, the styling almost feels like a 90’s supercar. The rough edges with a hint of modern age technology.
Personally, I like Cobben’s efforts but I’m not feeling the car. The car costs £250,000 which makes it comparable to the new Lamborghini Huracan or Mclaren MP4-12C. I would pick the latter.
BUT I like how Cobbens’ created the car to be like the hard edged supercars of the 80’s and 90’s. Being less technological makes the car what a car is supposed to feel like when you drive it… it should be unpredictable, scary, and teases you every second driving it. This being said, I think their website describes the car perfectly. Here it is.
Last of the Breed – Analogue. Involving. Rewarding.
The Vencer Sarthe is the result of years of secret and thorough development of a niche and completely new supercar. In a modern digital world of mass production, hybrid technology, paddle shift automated gearboxes and electronic driver interference we believe a genuine drivers car is more relevant than ever. With this clear objective in mind we have built a genuine analogue supercar of a kind that is increasingly becoming rare.
Inspiration Le Mans.
The Sarthe is inspired on the iconic ’80s race cars competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a distinctive design and analogue character, these cars were purpose built to endure the harsh circumstances of the renowned race. Named after its famous circuit “de la Sarthe”, the key success factors of these ’80s race cars have been incorporated in the Vencer Sarthe and have been given a modern day interpretation.
The iconic design of these race cars together with genuine engineering, purposeful minimalist design and durable carbon fibre lightweight construction are delivering an optimum blend of a neo-retro and mechanical feel with modern day impressive performance. The Vencer Sarthe is a sophisticated machine, which unpretentiously delivers effortless performance.
The Sarthe embodies our vision about a great supercar; distinctive and rare, purpose built and tailor-made. It offers a unique blend of raw power, analogue feel, dynamic agility as well as minimalist yet modern refinement. At the same time the Sarthe is unpretentious as well as surprisingly usable in everyday road situations. The Vencer Sarthe is a supercar full of character for enthusiasts who admire purity, rarity and mechanical feel.
Brought to you by: Vencer
Under the hood is a Hennessey-tuned V8 making 622bhp and 618lb ft of torque. Cobben doesn’t believe in electronic aids, but asked for the V8’s power delivery to be as soft as possible to make the car manageable. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s slow: with a full carbonfibre body resulting in a weight of just 1470kg, it’ll do 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and top out at 210mph.