Initially named MVS for Manufacture de Voitures de Sport, the ambition of the French manufacturer Venturi was to compete against the best sport car producers like Porsche or Ferrari. From 1984, the founders Claude Poiraud and Gérard Godfroy worked on a high standard GT, the model Cup221. Then at Mondial Paris Motor Show 1988 was discovered the concept Transcup, which production started in 1990. It was an innovative 3 in 1 bodywork removable as coupe, targa or roadster with rigid roof top whereas all competitors proposed soft roof convertibles. Because the Transcup is derived from the Cup221, it keeps the successful features as rear engine V6 Turbo upgraded to 2850 cc, polyester bodywork, Connolly leather and genuine wood panel inside to ensure a luxurious atmosphere to the passengers. Thanks to the lightweight of 1280 kg and 260 horse power, this Transcup version 260 can reach 270 km/h and finalize 0 to 100 km/h in 5,3”, which is comparable to the contemporary Porsche 911 generation 993!
This Venturi Transcup 260 was built in 1993 at Couëron factory and delivered to the United Arab Emirates with serial number VK8SPD51193CE0011, meaning the 11th chassis out of the 17 built. It has almost never been used, clocking 220 km this model is in exceptional condition, as good as the day it left the factory.
This elegant and ingenious Venturi 260 Transcup is the demonstration of Made in France know how in term of sports car, which performances and inboard comfort were similar to historical and much more famous brands.