2020 Montes Amagosta
On the last Geneva Auto Show we presented the Amagosta Concept, and here, a few months later, we have the production version.
Because the old design it was well received, instead change the whole design concept, we decided to improve it. So, at the front, the diamond-shaped grille and the stilized headlights and taillights are preserved, but featuring a new fresh design.
On the rear, we preserved the famous “expensive Italian coffee machine” rear end, consisting on two thin and horizontal taillights, and a raised tailgate.
On the technical side, we used a glue-bonded aluminium frame, with carbon fibre reinforcement, the same used on the previous version, but improved (and also used on the Excelsior). The torsional stiffness is increased by a 30%, while the weight remains the same.
The engine is the same 5.8L twin turbo WX58 block used on the previous-gen Amagosta, but with the new Montes SCHI system (used on the Excelsior), that improves the fuel economy and emissions about a 25%, but archieving 601 hp at 7200 RPM and 704 Nm at 4600 RPM (the 85% of torque is available from 1700 RPM), and that means that the car can reach 340km/h of top speed, and do the 0-100km/h on 4.5s. And all of this, only requiring 7L/100km of fuel (WTLP cycle).
If you prefer a V8, of course, you can choose the Amagosta with that engine, the PO50 5.1L twin turbo V8, with 500hp and 550Nm. The 0-100 is the same, 4.5s, and the top speed is 320km/h, while the fuel consumption is 6.3L/100km.
The Amagosta is available with two transmissions: a torque converter box with 9 gears, or a manual gearbox with 7 gears.
The prices starts from $104.000 for the V8 (auto gearbox), and $118.000 for the V12 (auto gearbox).
(sorry to post two weeks before, but I will be out tomorrow up to September)
If it looks like a supercar, feels like a supercar, sounds like a supercar and drives like a supercar, then it is definitely a supercar - and that is definitely true of the Amagosta, regardless of what engine or gearbox you choose.
Quick warning update that the Concours will be running this Sunday, on the 18th - no posts may be made after this date!
1950 Meliora Primus
1950 Meliora Primus in perfect condition, with double scheme paint job.
The Meliora primus was the first car designed and produced by Meliora, official run was from 1950 to 1952 and only 96 cars were built, and most of them are out of commission or have been disintegrated to dust over the course of the years.
It has everything according to 1950 spec, including its 3.5 Liters ADM engine mated to a 3 speed gearbox and drum brakes all around, with old crossply tires
|SPECS||1950 Meliora Primus|
|Engine:||Custom ADM Venturi 6|
|Fuel feed:||Twin Single barrel carburator|
|Power:||142 bhp @ 4,000 rpm|
|Torque:||189 ft-lb @ 3,600 rpm|
|Suspension:||Double wishbones front, live axle coil back|
|Gearbox:||3 speed manual|
|Drive:||Rear wheel drive|
|Top Speed:||197 km/h|
Small video (I dunno why the thumbnail is black…)
Original car post from the old kee days --> Meliora Automotive - 1989 Alba update
The F.S.A. produced 91 units in the Station Wagon version of the Lanassa 1300 for the Polizia stradale,highway police that were used for roadside assistance and post-accident detections.
The photo of The restored cars in my garage befor the transport to Pebble Beach.
Chassis Steel monocoque and steel panels
Drivetrain Front longitudinal RWD
Gearbox 4 Manual
Suspension McPherson (front) Semi trail arm (rear) whit progressive springs
Brake Drum Front (2L S) and Rear
Motor four 1290cc DOHC inline cylinders with Twin DCOE carburetor that produced 72 hp at 5700 rpm and 105 Nm at 3600 rpm.
ClassicWorks @ Pebble Beach 2019
The all-new ClassicWorks Sprinter GT roadster is now showing on this year’s Concours d’Elegance. With a classic Italian-inspired design, combined with the latest technology available, the Sprinter GT is more than what it is.
Only 10 vehicles are planned for production. The first unit of the 10, shown in the pictures, is only available with Vivid Yellow, an exclusive colour for the Sprinter GT itself. The vehicle will be sold on auction later this year.