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Erin Motor Company


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“…a classically stubborn car company” - Jade Raven, Slipstream Magazine

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Overview

The Erin Motor Company - proud premium car maker from the United Kingdom founded in 1957.

Beginning life as a racing team in the early 1950s, Erin rose to fame as the underdogs in major motorsport events such as Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. A request from a rich American motoring enthusiast for “his own Erin” led to the founding of the company as a mass producer of high end sports cars, before expanding into the GT and small car market during the 1960s.

A string of management and marketing screw-up in the late 70s almost brought the company to ruin, but it only led to the rebranding of Erin as a maker of safe, good-to-drive and good looking cars. From the late 90s onwards, Erin pioneered fuel efficiency with its ‘Millenial’ and ‘Pureon’ engine ranges in an effort to prove that eco motoring needn’t be boring.

Today, Erin makes everything from supermini’s to executive saloons to high end sports cars.

Their in-house tuning company, The X Department, design sportier versions of their cars, as well as being the R&D division of the company.

ErinSport, the company’s factory team, has an extensive history in GT, endurance and touring car racing, and have won Le Mans on several occasions (the most famous victories being 1963, 1988 and 1995). They are one of the largest motorsport operations in the world, and have competed in a vast number of disciplines either directly, through partnership with other motorsport companies or via sponsoring other teams.

Since 1962, ErinSport have been present for all but 6 seasons of the British Touring Car Championship, which they have always competed in with a tuned version of the Erin Merna compact. It holds the current record for the single longest use of a marque in one racing competition ever.

Winner: Best Luxury Car Company 2016 (EOTY 2016)



Current Lineup

Hatchbacks

Name Type History Variants Production Years Price Range
Bino City Car 1st Gen 3 Door 2016 to 2023 ~£9k to ~£13k
Visto Supermini/Subcompact 5th Gen (1983 to now) 3 Door 'Coupe', 5 Door 2017 to 2025 ~£12k to ~£16k
Merna Compact 8th Gen (1961 to now) 3 Door, 5 Door, 'Tourer' (wagon), X-Eco, X-AllDrive 2015 to 2023 ~£16k to ~£21k (up to ~£28k for X variants)
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Sedans

Name Type History Variants Production Years Price Range
Tauga Mid-Size Premium 3rd Gen (1999 to now) 2 Door 'Coupe', 4 Door, 'Tourer' (wagon), X-Tune, SB* 2014 to 2022 ~£26k to ~£37k (up to ~£56k to X and SB variants)
Berlose Executive/Full-Size Premium 5th Gen (1983 to now) 4 Door, 'Tourer' (wagon) 2014 to 2022 ~£30k to ~£43k
Aventa Limousine/Luxury Sedan 1st Gen 4 Door, 'Super Aventa' (X-Tune) 2013 to 2020 ~£60k to ~£75k (up to ~£122k for X variant)
* 'SB' denotes a Shooting Brake version of the X-Tune trim .

Sportscars

Name Type History Variants Production Years Price Range
Nardella Entry-Level Sportscar 1st Gen 2 Door Coupe, X-Tune 2015 to 2020 ~£22k to ~£30k
Scarlet Sportscar 4th Gen (1986 to 2002, 2016 to now) 2 Door Coupe, X-Tune 2016 to 2021 ~£60k to ~£78k


Divisions

Under the umbrella company of the “Erin Motor Company” are three separate but integrated divisions.

The road car bit of Erin. Anything that the public can buy directly is handled by this part of the company, and it is the largest division of the company.

The motorsport side of Erin, which also acts a the seller for race-prepped versions of Erin cars and manages all sub-teams, including factory teams and ErinSport-sponsored privateer teams.

The research & development department of Erin and their in-house tuning company. Has close links with ErinSport and with certain design departments of Erin itself.



Facilities

For that extra roleplayer feel. And for even more RP fun, here’s a map!

Headquaters: Brian Clough Way, Nottingham, UK
Includes Erin Central Design Studios and The Erin Heritage and Experience Centre (think Mercedes-Benz World mixed with Autostadt, Wolfsburg)

Stapleford Assembly Plant - Brian Clough Way, Nottingham, UK
Manufacturers: Visto, Merna, Tauga

Wythenshawe Assembly Plant - Sharston Road, Manchester, UK
Manufacturers: Berlose, Aventa

Madeline Road Assembly Plant - Madeline Road, Leicester, UK
Manufacturers: Bino

X Department Headquarters and Assembly Plant - Brian Clough Way, Nottingham, UK
Manufacturers: Nardella, Scarlet (specialist production line)

X Department Research and Development Centre - Airfield Industrial Estate, Asbourne, UK
Includes X Department Design Studios and X Department Test Track.

Holme Lane Engine Plant - Holme Lane, Spondon, UK
Manafacturers engines for Visto, Merna, Tauga, Bino, Nardella, Scarlet

Cheadle Heath Engine and Parts Plant - Yew Street, Stockport, UK
Manufacturers engines for Berlose and Aventa, manufactures various parts for all vehicles. Includes Erin Historic Parts Centre.

Atlantic Street Production Centre - Broadheath, Manchester, UK
Manufacturers various parts for all vehicles.


Erin and ErinSport - Historical Thread [Erin Tauga Mk1]
Enactor - Premium and Luxury Off-Roaders - ['98 Estate Roamer Series 1]
2017 Automation EOTY Awards
#2

#A somewhat brief history of Erin
1950 to 1957 - The Early Days
Erin Motorsport founded in 1950 and begins by competing in various local racing tournaments with road cars. Enters Le Mans in 1951 for the first time with the SP-1. It does terribly, but they gradually begin to get better. By mid-50s, they’re known as ‘the underdogs of motorsport’, competing in major European events like the Millie Miglia and Targa Florio. Wins the S-2000 class at Le Mans in 1956, and follows it up the next year by winning the S-3000 class with the SP-3A. That same year, a rich American entrepreneur called Frank Greenwald personally requests his own road-going Erin sports car; he gets a converted SP-3A called the ‘Liama’, which leads to…

1957 to 1961 - The Beginning of the Erin Motor Company
…the founding of the EMC, who begin handbuilding sports coupes based off their race cars. Gradually, orders began to increased, and by 1958, plans had been made for a factory in the south of Nottingham to accommodate for the extra demand. It’s also during this time that the idea of expanding out of sports cars comes about, and from this, plans for the first Erin Merna come to light.
Significant cars: Erin Tegra, Erin Tierza

1961 to 1968 - From Obscurity to Formality
1961 sees the launch of the Erin Merna Mk1 and the Erin Lagana, two of the companies most famous cars. Erin Motorsport begins to enter into the expanding world of GT car racing whilst continuing to be at Le Mans, making the switch to mid-engined prototype sports cars with the MR1 in 1964. They also enter the Merna into BTCC and begin a near-60 year long domination of the series. The X Department is informally set-up after the launch of a tuned version of the Merna, which was essentially an early hot-hatch. Erin enters the premium GT market with the Ensola 2+2 and later the Fusilla. Howard Forgely becomes Chief Designer and Arnold Clark joins the company and becomes one of its most important members.
Significant cars: Erin Merna (Mk 1), Erin Lagana

1968 to 1977 - The Golden Age
The period where many of the most popular Erin classics come from. 1968 sees the launch of the Lira, a small two door V4 powered sports car, designed by Marco Erin (Dominic’s son). It also sees the launch of the Merna Mk 2, which properly proved that Erin had become a serious car company. Success continues in BTCC and other touring car events for the Merna, while Erin becomes one of the big players in the World Sportscar Championship. The company restructures in 1970 to create three separate but connected sectors of the company: Erin, ErinSport and the X Department, while Dominic retires to work in ErinSport and Marco takes over. The fabled Board of Directors are introduced to help with running the company. ErinSport works on the Civera Silhouette project, which turns the entry level GT coupe into a racing legend for the company, seeing wide use in Group 2-4 and later 5 racing in both Europe and America. A string of excellent sports and GT cars are made by the company during this period.
Significant cars: Erin Lira (Mk 1), Erin Civera (Mk 1)

1977 to 1980 - The Financial Meltdown
An increasing push from the Board of Directors to ‘normalize’ the company meets resistance from the Design Team and some of Marco’s advisers. With a number of model revisions on the horizon, the B o D wanted to introduce new cars to directly compete with European rivals, while the Design Team wanted to maintain Erin’s focus on more unusual and sportier cars. This problem becomes embodied by two cars: the Mk 2 Nedala and Mk 2 Comprida, the latter of which was not approved by the Board of Directors but made it into production after the Design Team essentially redirected funds and developed entirely by themselves. It didn’t end up being a very good car, and soon began losing sales. The Mk 2 Nedala, however, was a disaster too; the B o D had completley misread the market, and the car was far too expensive to do well. By 1979, the bad press being created by these internal disputes was trashing Erin’s image and leading to massive losses in sales, forcing the still small car company to cut production of all by the Lira and the Merna by the end of the year. Arnold Clark, Harold Forgeley and the Design Team all resigned, many of whom had been at the company for over 15 years, and the B o D was dissolved by Marco. Some of the engineers who left went to work for OAM and develop the second gen Chevalier. By 1980 the company was barely making a profit and in financial ruin.
More on this here and here.

1980 to 1982 - Preparing To Fight Back
Erin plans its comeback; Marco recruits 25 year old postgraduate design student Chris Famerley after being impressed by his simple but modern designs. The company plans to widen its range to include its first supermini and a new full size executive saloon, but decide that a new sportscar is needed to lead the way for this revival. They begin by finishing off plans for a mid-engined midsize coupe (then called the Advanced Sports Prototype) and bring it to production. In late 1981, they reveal the Nasaro, the first production MR car from the company, signalling a whole new direction in terms of design and marketing. It goes on sale the following year to great success.
Significant cars: Erin Nasaro

1982 to 1986 - The Restoration
With the Nasaro now bringing in some cash, the company feels confident enough to press on with the launch of its three new normal market cars. The Mk 4 Merna is finally launched, alongside the new Visto supermini and Berlose executive saloon. While development had to be rushed in some parts, they did bring a number of innovations to the Erin lineup, including an injection-only engine lineup and a focus on safety. Erin also partners with Saminda to expand its name around the world and save on development costs, launching 3 badge-swap cars between 1984 and 1989. Ironically, this sees Erin become a more normal car company, competing directly in specific areas of the market. But, unlike the first time they tried to do it in 1977, it isn’t being done because a board of officials want it; it’s being done because it’s in the company’s interests too. This period also sees the beginning of ErinSport’s Group C Development Program, as they pour lots of investment into mastering this new racing class. Meanwhile, the Erin Nasaro rises to prominence in the Group A touring car championships across Europe, with 1985 being nicknamed “The Year of the Nasaro”.
Significant cars: Erin Merna (Mk 4), Erin Berlose (Mk 1)

1986 to 1991 - Back In Shape
1986 sees the launch of a new sports coupe, the Scarlet, perhaps the company’s greatest marque ever. Erin are back to doing what they do best it seems, but this time with a more professional feel. The profits from the Saminda partnership really start to come in, and a series of facelifts for their range help to significantly improve their lineup. The real success story, however, is in the World Sportscar Championship; the Group C Development Program reaches its peak, with a series of great cars. Its CRP-4 platform proves to be the most succesfully, winning a stunning 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in 1988 and the WSC overall, and doing it again in 1990. Many of the innovations from this program, including steel alloys, carbon fibre usage and V10 engines make their way onto later race projects and road cars, particularly i5 engines.
Significant cars: Erin Scarlet (Mk 1)

1991 to 1999 - The Renaissance
A series of brilliant cars, major motorsport prowess and numerous innovations make the 1990s perhaps Erin’s greatest period in its history. The Scarlet Mk 2 and Mk 3 become the halo cars for the company, with the latter being regarded as the best car they’ve ever made. The Mk 5 Merna becomes the most successful generation in the marque’s history, also being regarded as the most ‘normal’ car Erin has ever made. The Mk 2 Berlose introduces a new curvy and smooth design style to the company. In 1996, an sportier version called the X-AllDrive is launched alongside the X-tuned Scarlet, and the two become a performance car power couple for the company. In motorsport, the Scarlet’s GT glory days take place, consitently being one of the most competitive cars in the BPR Global GT series and in IMSA in America. The ‘GT’ era of prototype racers begins with the GT95 in 1995, which wins Le Mans that year and stays in racing until the end of the decade. Meanwhile, the X Department begins to experiment with using aluminium and the steel alloys developed during the Group C era, and plans are drawn up for a ‘car of the future’ that will make these materials usable on affordable cars. The results of this project become a new mid-size sedan called the Tauga, which launches in 1999.
Significant cars: Erin Scarlet (Mk 3), Erin Merna (Mk 5)

1999 to 2013 - The Tricky 2000s
A new focus on efficiency takes over the company, for better and for worse. The Tauga becomes a big success for the company, but the push to introduce its efficient Millenial engines and advance materials to the rest of the range leads to issues with the Mk 3 Berlose and Mk 6 Merna. Meanwhile, the GT01 aims to continue the GT name in endurance racing but struggles to be competitive, and is nicknamed “the most frustrating race car of all time” by CEO Marco Erin. But, by becoming the first prototype racer that Erin starts selling to amatuer teams, they help to increase brand awareness in the US and see a big increase in export sales across the pond. 2006 to 2008 sees the whole range replaced, to much success, with the Mk 4 Berlose and Mk 2 Tauga being treated far more equally than before. The weaker sales of this decade and the damage to their brand image lead to a big push for a bold new era of the company. Marco Erin retired in 2009 after 39 years as the CEO, and his son, Paul Erin took over the company. He has since led the company into a new period, currently being nicknamed…
Significant cars: Erin Tauga (Mk 1), Erin Berlose (Mk 3)

2013 to Present - The Pureron Era
All new design, advancement across the board and more cars than ever; Erin are reestablishing themselves as one of the most prominent European car makers and a leader in the British auto industry. A new era of ultra-efficient engines, called the Pureron range, power today’s Erins, while usage of aluminium and steel alloys extends across the range. Two new sports cars, the pint-sized Nardella and back-from-the-dead Scarlet Mk 4 continue our sports car legacy, while the latest versions of the Tauga, Berlose and the new Aventa see us asserting a position in the premium sedan market. The Bino, launched last year, is our first ever city car, and joins the new Visto and Merna Mk 8 to complete a strong hatchback lineup .


#3

The history of Erin as a whole is so deep and diverse that splitting the company’s history into two separate threads (one for the current range and another for historic models) makes perfect sense to me. Since I haven’t seen much information about the Bino, its introduction will be greatly anticipated!


#4

#2011 Erin Aeonara Concept
A bold new design language for a bold new Erin. Aeonara introduces a number of distinctive new design features that combine smooth flowing lines with modern, angular edges, to create a fresh but contemporary design.

It reflects Erin’s vision to extend its push for efficiency and performance further than ever before, and to cement its status as a leading company in the automotive world.

History
Current Head of Design at Erin Alexa di Atorgia took her position in late 2009 as the new CEO of the company Paul Erin began to prepare for the next generation of Erin vehicles. He wanted a new design language for these new cars, something that found its roots in the current styling of their cars but also something that felt like a change of direction.

Di Atorgia and her 22-strong team were given 9 months to develop this, and put it into show on a new concept car, from which the styling of new vehicles would then be derived. Research focused on areas that Erin really aimed to capture with their vehicles, particularly urban European areas and more affluent parts of the world.

After numerous meetings where design ideas were shared and extensive research, the team were all on the same page, and all that needed to be done was to apply this new style to a car. Over the winter of 2010/2011, the Aeonara concept was born, taking the form of a compact sedan.

The car was revealed at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show, with an announcement that the first cars to receive this new look set to be launched around 2013 and 2014.

The Aeonara concept itself would go on to become the 8th gen Merna, while “Aeonara” itself became the name for this new design language.


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#2014 Erin Tauga (Mk 3)

Overview
Erin’s premium mid-size sedan remains an innovative and striking car, now styled with the Aeonara design language, with three distinctive body variants and a range of engines to suit your needs.

The car that introduced the usage of aluminum and specialist alloys to the Erin range 18 years ago continues to in this 3rd generation, and is one of the lightest mid-size sedans currently on sale today, aiding it greatly when it comes to efficiency and handling.

A sharp and engaging driving feel, benefiting from the lightweight and taut chassis and double wishbone/multi link suspension, makes this the best driving version of the car yet.

In its current form, the Tauga bridges the gap between the regular mid-size sedans such as the Adenine Valence and Merciel Verona and the up-market offerings such as the Rennen Angeles and Sachiuri sL200.


Key features
Range-wide features that make this 3rd version of the car one of the most advanced Erins ever.
[ul]ADRAC Suspension: Adaptive-Reaction Suspension; a limited, cost effective, semi-active suspension system is included as standard on all models, to provide an adjustable and rewarding driving experience.

Limited Slip Diffs as standard: vastly improving traction and handling all trim levels in the range.

TapTouch™: custom designed, Android powered infotainment system that works alongside your smartphone, all controlled via a gorgeous 9" touchscreen display, including Gecko™ voice control.

Safety focused design: combinning a reinforced internal chassis with the latest in radar/lidar-based collision mitigation systems to make this the safest car Erin has ever made.
[/ul]


The Range

Sedan: The standard version of the Tauga. A practical 4 door saloon with everything you’d expect on such a car.


300Vox in Imperial Blue

Coupe: A 4 seat, 2 door version of the Tauga, with a specially re-engineered cabin that is lower than the base car to ensure good comfort and space for both front and rear passengers. The lightest version of the Tauga.


240Lex Coupe in Passion Rouge

Tourer: The wagon version of the Tauga, for those who need that extra boot space. As standard, all Tourer models come with AllDrive AWD.


200S Tourer in Urban Grey


Engines
A comprehensive range of 4 turbo and N/A engines are currently available with the Tauga, utlising the latest innovations of Erin’s Pureon engines.

[ul]Pureon 2.0l i4 Di Eco: 171hp @ 7700rpm / 150 ft-lb @ 4600rpm
Pureon 2.4l i4 TDi Eco: 217hp @ 6000 rpm / 2178 ft-lb @ 4500rpm
Pureon 2.6l i6 Di: 237hp @ 7700rpm / 191 ft-lb @ 5000rpm
Pureon 3.0l i6 TDi: 270hp @ 7100rpm / 252 ft-lb @ 4300rpm
[/ul]


Price and Specs

Please note: Specs vary between body variants. Automatic transmission options will generally achieve lower fuel economy than manul/sequential options.


At last! The first proper car for this new thread, with the new (and final) design style for this current generation of Erins. And, the Tauga is now actually on a mid-size body - we finally worked out the right wheelbase for out car range.

Comments, thoughts, critiques etc all very much encouraged!


#6

This is a very stately and much more mature design from Erin. I think the Lex trim colour is the perfect combo for Tauga, the coupe is a pleasant surprise too.

One minor issue is that the sL200 is actually a compact. I looked into it a bit more and it’s wheelbase and length place it more on long the lines of the original Lexus IS and BMW E36. Which means the sL800 would be our mid-size entry against the Tauga.

Now I’ll be interested to see where the X department takes this design. Hopefully, they’ll be making a sedan, coupe and estate variants.


#7

Ah, so the 800 is the true rival…interesting!

Technically, I’ve already shown the X variants of this, the sedan and the shooting brake, unjust need to remake them now…

Thanks for your comments!


#8

I feel like we should sticky a thread where some commonly agreed boundaries for the different segments are agreed on so there isn’t perpetual confusion and back and forth about which car competes with what and all that.


#9

See here for potential help on the issue


#10

#2015 Erin Merna (Mk 8)


160Vox in Sunshine Coast Orange

Overview
54 years after it first appeared on the road, the 8th gen Merna continues to be a leading innovator in the compact car market. A perfect choice for a family run about or for someone wanting a reliable, comfortable and fun small car.

This new version is a groundbreaking new design*, one that blends the boundary between hatchback and sedan into a shape that is ahead of its time. It allows for superb practicality, but is also very aerodynamic, greatly aiding fuel economy.

With a large and varied trim range, the Merna caters for those looking for cost effective motoring as well as a premium experience, and comes in liftback (Standard) and wagon (Tourer) body variants.

*The Mk 8 Merna was developed directly from the 2011 Aeonara Concept


Key Features

  • Proper Suspension: Double wishbones at the front, multi link at the rear, for a driving experience that delivers.
  • Superb practicality: Whether it be the Standard body or the Tourer body, the Merna makes use of every last bit of space it has available.
  • TapTouch™: custom designed, Android powered infotainment system that works alongside your smartphone, all controlled via a gorgeous 8" touchscreen display, including Gecko™ voice control.
  • Keeping costs down: Efficient Pureron engines keep tax and fuel costs low, while their clever design ensures cheap services and maintenance.

The Range

Standard: The 5 door liftback reimagined. A body shape that ensures great practicality without having a large footprint than the previous generation, whilst also being aerodynamic.

140Lex in Dartmoor Green

Tourer: The estate/wagon version of the Merna. More space at in the rear for extra practicality, and available with optional AllDrive AWD.


180Vox Tourer Sport in Aeonara Sky Blue

A recent advert for the Merna Tourer.


Engines
The Merna gets a range of NA and Turbo i4’s which utilise the various technologies found in the Pureon range.
[ul]
Pureon 1.2l TDi Eco: 93hp @ 6900rpm / 101 ft-lb @ 2500rpm
Pureon 1.4l Di: 119hp @ 7700rpm / 104 ft-lb @ 4600rpm
Pureon 1.4l TDi Eco: 132hp @ 7800rpm / 127 ft-lb @ 2700rpm
Pureon 1.6l TDi Eco: 150hp @ 7300rpm / 144 ft-lb @4400rpm
Pureon 1.8l TDi: 190hp @ 6600rpm / 174 ft-lb @ 5000rpm*
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*Cars optioned with this engine are referred to as “Sport” models


Price and Specs
Manual and automatic gearbox options are available on all trims.

Please note: Specs vary between body variants. Automatic transmission options will generally achieve lower fuel economy than manul options.


#11

2013 Erin Aventa and Super Aventa

Overview
This is Erin, when there are no limits and no boundaries. Luxury and power, combined in an illustrious and bold package. The Aventa is the first limousine from the company for over 40 years, and is a defining expression of high end motoring.

The styling is bold, but not overdone. Understated details with smooth, wide shapes that follow the rounded lines across the length of the car. It makes an impression without being imposing.

Modern engineering mingles with old-school big-engine power and oppulence, evoking the classic GT cars of the 40s and 50s, only with a 21st century twist. This is not your usual chaffeur-driven, German-made super sedan.

And then, there is the Super Aventa; the ultimate marriage of unbelievable performance and unbelievable luxury. A 224 mph, V12 powered mountain mover, and one of the fastest four door production cars ever made.


Key Features

  • No-compromise luxury: features include champagne cooler, mood lighting, 12 monitor Harman International custom sound system, choice of metal, wood or composite interior finish, rear seat media and sat-nav control and adjustable sound proofing - choose how much you want to hear engine noise and sounds from outside.

  • Clever, advanced engineering: the first ever full aluminum body on an Erin vehicle, combined with a sleek, aerodynamic shape that doesn’t impact on interior space.

  • Economy and power: big engines with big power that still achieve the fuel consumption standard in this sector of the market.


500Lex in Pacific Ocean Blue


The Range

Lex trim: The base level trim - if you can call it that - utilises a clever light-weight interior made of composite materials to boost fuel consumption whilst retaining excellent comfort and actually increasing the feeling of space inside.


500Lex in Pacific Ocean Blue

Vox trim: Your bog standard luxury limousine. Leather this, brushed aluminium that, electronic everything. Comfortable, fast and very well equipped.


530Vox in Rouge Royale

Super Aventa: More than just a range-topper; the Super Aventa was born as a performance tuned version of the car, but became more of an experiment in just how much could be squeezed out of this car. A road-going business jet.



Super Aventa in Moonlight Shadow Black


Engines
Two engines are currently availible on the Lex and Vox trims.

  • PureonPOWER 5.0l V8 Bi-Turbo: 355hp @ 7000rpm / 422 ft-lb @ 2200rpm
  • Pureon 5.3l i6 TDi: 430hp @ 6700rpm / 417 ft-lb 3500rpm

On the Super Aventa, an exclusive engine is available.

  • XTune 5.8l V12 Di: 651hp @ 8200rpm / 439 ft-lb @ 7400rpm

Price and Specs


Stay tuned: a special version of the Aventa, formed out of a collaboration between Erin and another company, will be revealed soon.


#12

So you liked the 5.0 v8 eco engine idea :smiley:


#13

We sure did! And I’m glad someone remembers :smiley:


#14

If I could afford it, I would most likely go for the Super Aventa. Just so that I can surprise unsuspecting supercars at the lights… And cruise all day in utter comfort later.


#15

Why do your diesels have such high rpms? And nice cars btw!


#16

These aren’t diesels, but gasoline direct injected engines.


#17

Oh I thought tDi the D meant diesel


#18

Nah, the D is for ‘Direct’. Don’t mind me stealing VAG’s engine terminology :wink:


#19

Effortless class :heart_eyes: I’d have the 5.3 straight six in a dark blue if i had the money.


#20

And how you fit A 5.3L I6 In That Wow!