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Saturday, 1 November 2008

A new sportscar is born at Sao Paulo Auto Show: San Vito S1

This story tells us a lot about how Brazil works. Great achievements are always taken by medium class or poor people, since rich people are not concerned in creating, but only in buying abroad. This applies especially for the car world. We have already show great supercar projects here at MotorTips, but no one from Brazil has ever proposed making these cars become true to their designers. This is why all Brazilian cars are always the product of dreams, such as the one Vito Simone, a retired designer from Ford, has had. And now the name of this dream is San Vito S1. Important detail: Simone is not Brazilian. He is Italian.

S1 is a small (3.74 m long, 1.70 m wide and 1.15 m tall, with a wheelbase of 2.16 m) and light (only 930 kg) vehicle powered by a turbo petrol 1.8-litre VW engine that runs solely on ethanol, develops 150 bhp at 7,000 rpm and is mounted ahead of the rear axle. Wheels are 18" in the back and front and tyres are 225/40 ZR18 for the front wheels and 235/40 ZR18 for the rear wheels, responsible for pushing S1.

According to Simone, this allows S1 to reach 220 km/h of top speed and to reach 100 km/h in 6.5 s. Fuel consumption is 6 km/l in the city and 8 km/l on the road. The car is exposed at the Carro magazine stand.

Sales are about to start. The car still has to be approved by Brazilian authorities to be sold. Prices, therefore, haven't been defined so far. But won't take long to be. Let's hope they are affordable enough to make this car become more than just a dream.

Source: San Vito

1 comment:

De Gennaro Motors said...

Hi Gustavo,

Please contact me.


Tank you very much.

Fernando Gennaro