The real reason why people visit Monaco is that of the amazing cars, from old to new, they have the widest variety that petrol-heads can only drool over.
The main car attraction is the exotic cars. You will find them around every corner you go, you can’t walk down the street without the roar of a Lamborghini going past you captures your attention.
Exotic cars are so common in Monaco most people walk around in disbelief and it all takes a while to fully sink in.
1. Ferrari 599 GTO
The 599 GTO was announced in 2010, it was the road legal replacement for the Ferrari 599XX.
The Ferrari 599 GTO (GranTurismo Omologato) is the third car to have this designation after the 250 GTO in the history of Ferrari.
This feisty car laps the Fiorano test circuit in 1.24 minutes, which makes it one second faster than the Ferrari Enzo.
The Ferrari 599 GTO produces 670 horsepower and 620 nanometres torque, which enables it to smash the 0-100km/h mark in 3.3 seconds flat. The 599 GTO has a significant close correlation chassis set-up, which makes it close to the handling limit to increase overall performance levels.
With a weight of only 1605kg, which assists to enable the Ferrari 599 GTO to reach his top speed of 340km/h with ease. There are only 599 vehicles made of this range with 125 produced for the US market alone. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta replaced the 599 once the production ended in 2012.
2. Maserati MC12
The Maserati MC12 (Maserati Corse 12 Cylinders) is a nippy little hyper car, originally produced to compete in the FIA GT Championship. The Maserati MC12 is also known to be the most intense road legal supercar that was ever produced by Maserati in 100years. There were only 50 units produced of this slick supercar, with 5 of them are not for sale, which makes it a real gem if you can get your hands on one.
With its 6.0 Litre V12 engine the Maserati MC12 produces 630 horsepower and 652 nanometres torque and reaches its top speed of 335km/h with ease and reaches 100km/h in less than 3.7seconds. The MC12 has specially developed set of tyres known as the Pirelli P-Zero Corsas, with 345/35ZR on the rear wheels, and also requires special Brembo disc brakes with Bosch ABS. The Maserati MC 12 on the chassis of a Ferrari Enzo’s chassis, only lower to the ground and larger in size for the ultimate aerodynamics.
3. McLaren Gemballa 12C GT Spider
The Gemballa 12C GT Spider is the ideal car for those petrol heads that feel like they can never be satisfied. Not only is it a hot looking car but it is super-fast as well. With the 3.8 litre V8 engine powered by a twin-turbo, the Gemballa pushes out a whopping 608 horsepower.
The Genballa 12C GT Spider is fitted with ultra-light weight 20-inch front wheels (245/30ZR20) and 21 inches at the back (305/25ZR21).
The McLaren 12C GT Spider is fitted with a super sexy carbon fibre aerodynamic kit, new side skirts, new rear bumpers, new tailpipe and a logo kit to bring the look together. The most popular colours of the wheels are “gunmetal” and “black magic” but can also be customized to the colour of your choosing. The McLaren Gemballa 12C GT Spider retails for a whopping $62 000.00.
4. Audi RS6 DTM
When to performance the Audi RS6 is a monster, with an extreme 950 horsepower under the bonnet.
The makers wanted to squeeze as much power out of the 4 litre TFSI V8 engine and made a few modifications under the bonnet including a straight-pipe racing exhaust and 18-karat gold anodized twin turbochargers, and of course, with great power you need great breaks.
The Audi RS6 DTM is fitted with upgraded Movit brakes in all four corners. The Audi RS6 goes from zero to 62mph in 3.9 seconds, making it faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.
Despite its many modifications, this monster remains fully street legal.
5. Lamborgini Mazzani Evanra
The Mazzanti Evantra 7.0 litre V8 engine that pushes out 701 horse power and roars from 0 to 60mph in 3.2 seconds flat. The lighter carbon fibre body gives the clients the option to customize their Evantra with their own unique style.
The interior of this unique vehicle is also equipped with a few unique features like data acquisition as well as a roof-mounted starter button.
The Mazzanti Evantra was the first ever car to be placed on show inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo, showing off with its suicide-doors and “White Dolomite” paintwork. The Evantra produced a maximum of 5 cars per year.
The Shelby Cobra is definitely classified as the world’s most recognizable sports cars. The Shelby Cobra goes from 0 to 60mph in 12 seconds and is powered by a V8 engine, which provides you with that roar from under the bonnet. The Shelby is one of a kind and will forever be in the history books as one of the most iconic cars.
When you think of today’s vehicles have to offer and you don’t want to travel the world to see them, Monaco is our go to destination. Let’s face it you will never get bored of that V8 roar coming past you or the finer detail and effort that gets put into exotic cars. The locals laugh at the tourists that walk around trying to comprehend and soak up everything magical, all the power and beauty that flies by you day by day. Be sure not to get too enchanted, as those babies do go fast and you do not want to land in front of them.