1995 Venturi 400

GT

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1995
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    114
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n° VK8TRY61195CE0008

- Only 13 examples produced
- Clear history, very pretty example
- The French supercar

In 1994 the Venturi factory presented the 400GT, a road version directly derived from the Venturi Trophy. Powered by a twin turbocharged V6, the car puts out 408hp and can reach a top speed of 290 km/h. This is the fastest French production car in history. First registered on 24 August 1995, the 400 GT that we are offering is the 8th car produced in a series of 13 units. It sports a blue "lagon" paint color with buffalo leather upholstery reference "Sherpa sport" and blue carpets with beige piping. The paint is original and is quite well preserved and the whole is in a good general condition. The tires are fitted with white 18 inch OZ rims and the tires are in good condition. It is precisely this car that was used as a model for the photographs of the model's presentation leaflet. With only four owners since new the car has a clear history, and its current owner has kept the car for the past 12 years. A demanding collector and talented driver, he was seduced by this contemporary masterpiece of the French automobile industry. Since 2008 the car has only done around 2,000 km and totals 54 000 km on the dash, justified by an important follow-up file and its service manual. The maintenance is carried out by Extrême Limite in Fay de Bretagne under the supervision of renowned Tony Boulet. The car hasn't been driven much since the dogleg gearbox has been completely reconditioned and the clutch has been replaced. A general service has just been carried out at Extrême Limit, so our Venturi is ready to hit the road and has the advantage of having kept its carbon brakes in good condition. An expert report from 2015, carried out by Stéphane Bonoron, also attested to the cars good state of conservation. This is the only French supercar which can nip at the heels of the likes of the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40. One of the most beautiful achievements of the French automobile production, whose exclusivity and performance can only seduce the discerning collector eager for thrills.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1995-venturi-400-gt-3980-114