Gnarly Nordic Supercars

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European supercars not only come from Italy.

If Norse Gods drove, these would be their cars. France, Italy and Germany are all known for creating cars that bash the limits of both speed and sensibility. One region of the world that is not thought of as a creator of supercars is Northern Europe, or the Nordic Region. The countries that make up the Great White European North have been quietly creating some kick-butt supercars for years now. If you thought that the need for speed ended at the Denmark-Germany border, then you thought wrong.

Danish design firm HBH is creating a supercar that may make British motoring enthusiasts cry foul. The Bulldog GT is based on Aston Martin's supercars, sharing the look of the V12 Vantage. The Bulldog GT's 6.0-liter V12 twin supercharger engine is also an Aston Martin design. This beast of a bulldog pumps out a devilish 666 hp and features a body made of hard-beaten aluminum.

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When you think of the fastest cars in the world, does the Koenigsegg CCR Evo 817 ever come to mind? It should, as the Swedish CCR Evo 817 packs 816 horsepower and can push 245 mph. German tuners Edo Competition expanded upon these stats, modifying the Koenigsegg CCR Evo 817 to push an impressive 891 horsepower. The CCR Evo can do 0 to 62 in 3.2 seconds and can get up to 186 mph in a mere 23 seconds.

Nothing could be more American than the Danish Zenvo ST-1 50S. The 50S is the special, America-only version of the ST-1. The American version features an upgraded 7.0-liter V8 engine that pushes the ST-1'shorsepower and torque to 1250 and 1106 lb-ft, increases of 146 and 52 over other ST-1S. Only three of these are to be sold in America a year, each with a price tag of $1.8 million.

If the CCR Evo 187 had a little brother, it would be the Agera. The Agera is another supercar from Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg designed to put its European counterparts to shame. The Agera has a fierce, compact design and is able to push 912 horsepower and 242 mph. Only 16-20 Ageras are built a year. Good luck seeing one on the road much less owning one.

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