2004 Assoluto Fatalita
Replacing the aging Fatalita Revoluzione , the 2004 Fatalita is a complete redesign from the ground up, sharing nothing in common with its predecessor except the passions and emotions of the engineers that built them. The stylish new coupe brought new technologies straight off the companies’ famous F1 cars on the engine, transmission and suspension while still delivering a pure driving experience that Assoluto became famous for.
Engine and Transmission
As with any Fatalita, it is powered by a high revving V8 with some of the most impressive specific outputs on the market. The new car is no exception, with a completely redesigned 4.5 liter flat plane V8 capable of revving to 9000 RPM. While the configuration of a flat plane V8 with a 5 valve DOHC head may seem familiar, the engine is of a completely new design, displacing 4.5 liters. The block and head have been redesigned and cast out of a lighter aluminum alloy, and the whole engine weighs just 180 kg as a result. The engine produces 501 HP @ 8000 RPM and 507 Nm of Torque @ 6100 RPM, very impressive numbers for an entry level supercar. Unlike previous Assolutos, there was an emphasis in improving daily usability and maximizing maintenance intervals. As a result, the engine, while high strung, was perfectly content with low speed driving and didn’t go out of its way to bankrupt its owner on maintenance fees.
The power unit was mated to a choice between a 6 speed gated manual as per tradition, or a new and improved GP sequential transmission, which featured even faster shifts and smoother gear changes in low speeds. Both transmissions utilized the all new Electronic Differential, which boasted greatly improved handling and acceleration, but also allowed more performance oriented applications of the traction control system and stability control, as seen in our Formula One Cars.
Suspension And Chassis
The Fatalita once again featured an aluminum monocoque with handbuilt aluminum bodywork as per tradition. Despite using no carbon fiber in its construction, the car weighs just a svelte 1460 kg. With input from the F1 team, the frame has been significantly reinforced to improve handling and stability. The suspension is a double wishbone layout with Semi-Active Dampers, a first for Assoluto inspired by the active suspension Formula One cars of the 90s. The springs remain passive springs to save weight and avoid unneeded complexity. The underbody featured venturi tunnels that exit in the rear diffuser to produce large amounts of downforce without the use of a wings or other aerodynamic devices that spoil the finely sculpted lines of the car.
Rosso Assoluto Shown On The Pictures Above
|Power to Weight
|343 HP Per Tonne
|195 MPH/314 KMH