10 Small Sports Cars with Engines too Big for their Own Good

Do not listen to those who claim that size matters, especially when talking about cars. In today’s episode of Automotive Territory, we will be proving to you that at times, small vehicles can conceal truly infinite potential. They manage to squeeze under the hood beyond powerful engines, achieve remarkable speeds and possess razor-sharp handling which is inherent to the small size.

Additionally check out some of the previous #AutomotiveTerritory episodes that highlight performance oriented vehicles:

Modern supercars built on the basis of classic models:

Amazing three-wheel vehicles that handle as well as motorcycles:

A list of all sports cars that made it to this release of the #AT_New_Cars series:

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70: donkervoort.com/en/cars/donkervoort-d8-gto-jd70/

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 is claimed to be the world’s first 2G supercar, that is capable to break the 2G barrier during lateral acceleration.

Fiat Abarth 695 70th Anniversario: abarth.com/695-70-anniversario

Limited to just 1949 units worldwide, the flagship of the Fiat Abarth range pays homage to the brand’s 70 years in the automotive business.

Radical Rapture: radicalsportscars.com/our-cars/road-rapture

Based in Peterborough, England, Radical is one of the most successful manufacturers of racecars in the world, that debuted its track-focused but also road-legal Rapture sportscar in 2019. At 1686 lbs, the two-seater is extremely lightweight, ensuring blazing 0 to 60 acceleration of 3 seconds and a top speed of 165 mph.

Toyota GR Yaris: toyota-europe.com/world-of-toyota/toyotagazooracing/gr-yaris/specs

A supercharged GRMN Yaris from 2017 was a forbidden fruit for the limited number of buyers, but this time the pocket rocket comes out in the mass production run. The Gazoo Racing division listened to the demands of drivers and created the world’s most powerful road-going 3-cylinder Yaris GR.

The New BAC Mono: bac-mono.com/the-new-mono

The BAC Mono British supercar gained the world’s fame after being featured by Top Gear in the long gone 2014. This year the Briggs Automotive Company improves its road legal Formula one racer to keep it at the top of the track day food chain.

Toyota Copen GR SPORT: global.toyota/en/newsroom/toyota/29933663.html
The Copen GR SPORT is a Gazoo Racing modified convertible, that is sold under Toyota and Daihatsu brand names and manufactured by the latter.

Jannarelly Design-1: jannarelly.com/design-1

Jannarelly Design-1 is the first model by the Dubai-based Boutique manufacturer Jannarelly, and it is offered in three body styles: coupe, roadster and aero. All weigh less than 1800 pounds, but get a powerful naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 from Nissan, making 325 hps.

Felino cB7ᴿ: felinocars.com/models/cb7r

Despite being one of the largest auto exporters in the world, Canada is not known for a rich variety of nationally designed and produced cars. But we must single out the rising star on the supercars horizon, which is the CB7r by the Montreal based, Felino with Antoine Bessette at the helm.

Aston Martin V8 Cygnet: astonmartin.com/live/news/2018/07/12/aston-martin-v8-cygnet-the-ultimate-city-car

Built back in 2018, this V8-powered Aston Martin Cygnet city car is still one of the brightest examples of pockets rockets ever created.

Apex AP-0: apex-motor.com/car-ap0

There is no room for internal combustion engines for automotive startups, so the Hong Kong based Apex, ditches its original track oriented AP-1 model, in favor of the all-electric Apex AP-0.

BRABUS Ultimate E EQ Fortwo: brabus.com/en/supercars/ultimate-e-facelift.html

Brabus is no stranger to modifying Smart city cars, including all-electric ones, and in early 2020, the company presented a yet another Ultimate E cabrio, now based on the facelifted EQ Fortwo.


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