Zavir is a half American company, yet we never made a real muscle car. Or… have we? What is the definition of a muscle car? American made 4 seat coupe with a powerful V8 and rear wheel drive? Many various Zavirs throughout the years fit this vision, but is that all that defines a muscle car? Most of these cars weren’t named such - they were big and luxurious GTs rather, good for long distance cruising, not daily commute with a quarter mile run now or then. Others were more supercars, with their ahead of the time performance and extreme costs. So is it entirely true? Zavir made no muscle car ever?
A muscle car should be dailiable. Practical, easy to drive, and economical? Quite uncommon, but definitely won’t hurt. Powerful, aggresive looking and just incredibly fast? Sure. Rear wheel driven and powered by a naturally aspirated V8? That’s a classical formula, and a good formula. And if we define a muscle car like that it turns out that Zavir makes such car now - and here is it’s latest iteration, the 2018 Nova Volante Z Sportivo.
With our full-alloy mid size platform housing 4 full seats and sedan-sized boot it definitely is practical. Tests shown that it’s about as easy to drive as our compact Luna and getting 30 MPG also economical. All this despite having 533 horsepower.
It’s 4.5 V8 revs up to 9200 rpm and with the help of our 7 speed Seletronica III DCT and an electronic diff catapults the car to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and continues to speed up until hitting 181 MPH, by the way passing the quarter mile mark after 11.7 seconds. But you’ll be wrong if you think that it’s good for just straight line performance - in the end it’s not only Zavir’s vision of a muscle car, it also has a soul of an European sports car. Due to its aluminium construction, carbon fiber roof and magnesium rims it’s pretty lightweight at 3662 pounds. That with the reActive suspension and the aerodynamics employing the most advanced active diffuser allows it to corner like a race car. Slowing down before the corners is handled by carbon ceramic brakes in all four corners. The effect is a flying lap on Laguna Seca completed in 3:21.4.
The car, along with all other trims and both Spider and Fastback bodies will be available by the beginning of the year in Zavir dealerships all around the world; this trim costs 66 900 $ before taxes.
Zavir. Il vantaggio della tecnologia.