10 Foreign Cars Illegal In America
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is the governing body in the United States responsible for determining what defines a vehicle as being “safe.” Safe for its passengers, and safe for other drivers on the road, today we will be sharing our list of 10 foreign cars that are illegal in america.
102010 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Roadster
Alfa Romeo is making only 500 of these convertibles, Alfa says the Spider weighs 198 pounds and gets from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 181 mph, the car has a powered cloth top (rather than a folding metal roof) and a carbon-fiber windshield surround.
92001 Lotus Elise S1
the Lotus Elise S1 was able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds due to its 1,600 lb weight. Capable of speeds up to 150 mph, the Elise was named after Elisa, the granddaughter of the company chairman at the time of release, Romano Aritoli.
The Noble M600 is a hand built British super-car made by Noble Automotive, It is made from stainless steel and carbon fiber and uses a twin turbocharged Volvo V8, The Noble M600 is priced at around $450,000.
72006 TVR Sagaris
the Sagaris was designed with endurance racing in mind. The car’s name comes from the sagaris, the Greek name of a lightweight battle-axe used by the Scythian’s which was feared for its ability to penetrate the armor of their enemies. The car was designed by Graham Browne and Lee Hodgetts.
61993 Lamborghini Strosek Diablo
Designer Vittorio Strosek took the famous Lamborghini Diablo and modified its body, thinking it was too subtle. Modifications included the replacement of the front and rear bumper with much rounder versions, replaced headlights and turn signals, side mirrors that were places high up on the doors, and much more.
51995 Audi RS2 Avant
Manufactured between March 1994 and July 1995, the Audi RS2 Avant is the first car on the NHTSA’s list of cars deemed ineligible for import, even under Show and Display Regulations. The 6-speed manual was a collaboration between Audi and Porsche, and has been argued to be the car that successfully established Audi as a producer of practical high-performance cars.
41990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution III
With only 600 ever made, the third M3 Sport Evolution featured a 2.5 L engine designed to compete against Audi’s v8. Though listed as one of the NHTSA’s banned cars under Show and Display regulations, this car should be exempt from the restrictions after 2015.
31999 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
Rival to the Toyota Supra and Mazda RX-7, the Nissan R34 GT-R V-spec boasted some of the most advanced technology that a 1999 car could. It was one of the first to introduce a display screen on the dashboard that listed various statistics about the engine and car during operation, including a reading of the amount of G-forces the car was experiencing, thats pretty awesome.
21993 Jaguar XJ220 S
Even though Jaguar only produced 6 of these cars, it was enough for the NHTSA to ban them from the united states, with an engine that could produce a neck-breaking 690hp, and a recorded top speed of 213mph, makes this car a most wanted to a majority of car collectors.
12000 Lotus 340R
The 340R is a special edition of the Lotus Elise. Just 340 were built, and all were sold before they were manufactured. It uses a custom built body-shell with no roof or doors. All cars came with a silver and black color scheme. While road-legal in the UK, most of the surviving cars are used for racing, track use, or demonstrations.
And that concludes our list of 10 foreign cars that are illegal in america, any other cars we should have mentioned? let us know in the comment section below, and like always, make sure to like share and subscribe.