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Portugal’s first supercar is the Ford V6-engined Adamastor Furia

Budget Valkyrie gets a 650bhp twin-turbo six-pot and an ambitious €1.6m price tag

Published: 28 May 2024

Not prepared to stump up the circa £2.5m needed to buy an Aston Martin Valkyrie? Keen to eschew all of the established supercar makers in order to buy something for €1.6m plus taxes from an unknown startup? Great! You’ll be interested in the Adamastor Furia.

Described by its makers as the first Portuguese supercar, it looks a little bit like a Valkyrie (if you squint from some distance) and uses a Ford-sourced 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 that puts out around 650bhp and 421lb ft of torque.

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Thanks to a carbon fibre chassis it weighs around 1,100kg before you stick any fluids or a driver in it, and the top speed is quoted as over 186mph with a 0-62mph time of around 3.5 seconds. Decent numbers, but hardly groundbreaking these days.

Adamastor says the Venturi effect floor contributes to a downforce figure of 1,000kg at 155mph, and there’ll be ABS and traction control to help keep the Furia pointing in the right direction. Just 60 units will be built (if Adamastor can find enough buyers) and the company says that it wants to be competing with “Aston Martin and its Valkyrie, but also brands like Pagani, Koenigsegg, Rimac”. Ambitious.

Adamastor is based just north of Porto and currently makes carbon fibre bodywork and fuel tanks, as well as wind turbine propellers and other carbon bits for a number of clients. Back in 2018 it unveiled plans for a sports car called the P003RL, but it has now decided that the growing supercar market is where it wants to compete. Good luck to them, we say.

But if you really want a pointy, track-focussed supercar that costs more than £1m, uses another company’s V6 engine and comes from a country that you don’t really associate with carmaking… would you have this or the Praga Bohema?

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