Show Us The Most Insane French Cars Ever Built

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The French might be struggling a bit with getting their mojo back at the moment, but let's not forget that we would be nowhere without French cars. They not only invented the internal combustion engine (and then put it in a boat), but were also the pioneers of motor sports, and the creators of the Renault-Matra Avantime.

It's no wonder that even our very own Matt Hardigree asked for a bit of baguette on the American car manufacturer's table just to shake things up a little. That's what the French do: they make fantastic cheeses which will shake up your tastebuds, and while those are maturing, they go and piss off the English and the Germans, shaking their blood pressure up. They also make great wines and champagnes, and some less impressive ones which they manage to sell as well thanks to reputation of the great ones. Either way, a few bottles of those will shake everything up. So where does the urge to have an affair is coming from? This is where...

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victorioussecret
Victorious Secret

HTT Plethore.

Its from Quebec, but they think they're French so I'll add it.

It makes 750HP and 655 lb ft of torque. Apparently there is another engine that puts out 1,100 horsepower which I can't tell you more about since I know nothing of it.

The entire chassis is carbon fiber, there are no sub frames. It weighs roughly 2400 pounds and once again with the mythical super engine it has a power to weight ratio of an F1 car...

One of the prototypes indicated a 3 seater a la the McLaren F1, the prototype I got to witness, and roughly 7 a year are planned. Probably all sold out too.

Of interest is that the people behind this car went to Dragons Den to get some nice investments. The deal actually fell through because the 6 speed Tremec failed on a test drive, but another party stepped up and provided the funds. Haven't heard of any issues since then.

This particular one swung through Edmonton a few months ago, I think its in Vancouver last I checked.

Its Canadian French. In other words, its more awesome.