Whatever W.O. Bentley might have thought about his company being bought by Germans, Volkswagen did great things for Bentley. Like this spectacular 1999 mid-engined supercar, named after the high-speed straight at Le Mans. Since Bentley had no history of mid-engined chassis, it used a Lamborghini Diablo VT as its basis. It shoehorned in a 623bhp 16-cylinder engine that was claimed to take it to 220mph. VW suggested making 300 Hunaudieres annually, but got distracted by the even more extreme Bugatti Veyron project and the big Bentley bit the dust.