Sports Car Brands

Tags: Racing | Sports cars

Sports cars are a class of cars designed specifically for high dynamic, speed, power and performance. It is, in fact, a very old branch of car industry, dating back to before the WW1. The first sports car models were what’s called a ‘roadster’ and were largely meant for trek, and not for traveling across big streets or in the countryside. Nowadays, sports cars production is still very popular, its prime never faded.


Sports Car Brands

Founded: 1963
Founder: Ferruccio Lamborghini
Headquarters: Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
Parent: Audi
Owner: Volkswagen Group

Lamborghini is not exactly a purely sports car producer, they have created many cars that aren’t really fit for trek over the years. Still, this list can’t be complete without some Italian brands. Lamborghini itself was launched in 1963, and the brand’s products are counted amongst the fastest and most prestigious cars in the world.


Sports Car Brands

Founded: 13 September 1939
Founder: Enzo Ferrari
Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands (de jure)
Owner: Exor N.V. (22.91%); Piero Ferrari (10.00%); Public (67.09%)

Likewise, Ferrari hasn’t had a clean streak – they have created several non-sports cars. However, they are still a very big name in the sports car industry, and they have been one for about 80 years now. Plus, only a small portion of their overall assortment was not fit for racing trek. All others were.

De Tomaso

Sports Car Brands

Founded: 1959
Founder: Alejandro de Tomaso
Headquarters: Modena, Italy

De Tomaso is one of the lesser known Italian brands. Unlike their counterparts from above, they were designed as an exclusively supercar producers. Their fate collided with many big names in European car industry over the years, because of which they were someone’s subsidiary for a good portion of their life (which began in 1959).


Sports Car Brands

Founded: 1909
Founder: Ettore Bugatti
Headquarters: Molsheim, Alsace, France
Owner: Volkswagen Group

The modern Bugatti is a reincarnation of an old brand deceased in 1963. The contemporary brand is creating sports cars under Volkswagen. Their dearest product as of late was a Bugatti Veyron, of which they created many versions in 2005-2015. Still, they are just a shade of their former prime now.


Sports Car Brands

Founded: 22 June 1955
Founder: Jean Rédélé
Headquarters: Dieppe, France
Parent: Renault S.A.
Owner: Groupe Renault

Bugatti’s compatriots, Alpine, on another hand, have never died since their birth in 1955. Moreover, they are a pure sports car producer, although they frequently partnered with Renault, which later culminated in them buying the Alpine enterprise. Nowadays, they are a second-most-popular sports car producer after Bugatti.


Sports Car Brands

Founded: 2009
Founder: Mate Rimac
Headquarters: Sveta Nedelja, Zagreb County, Croatia

Rimac is a new name in the car world. They are a Croatian company that started working in 2009. Their biggest feature is that they create fully-electric cars with the absolutely monstrous engines that go up to 370 km/h.


Sports Car Brands

Founded: 1998
Founder: Jerod Shelby
Headquarters: Richland, Washington, United States
Owner: Jerod Shelby

SSC is the biggest sports-only producer in the United States. They have created two fully-fledged models since 2004. One is called Ultimate Aero, and it has already made itself quite a name. The other is Tuatara, with the top speed of 460 km/h.

Spania Gato

Sports Car Brands

Founded: 2010
Founder: Domingo Ochoa
Headquarters: Valencia, Spain
Parent: GTA Motor Competición

Spania is one of the few big names from Spain. They are also virtually the only serious sports car producer from this country. They have been active since 2010 and brought just one car to the world, but it has already made quite a reputation in Europe and abroad.