Conelli Automobili

Fruinian Sports Car Manufactorer - later Luxury as well because of ol ze moneys (founder is from Hetvesia)

Conelli Automobili is founded by Michael Sprüngli, a wealthy guy from Hetvesia who bought the Fruinian plot quite cheap during the war. Now the war is over and something new appears… sports cars. He fell in love instantly and started to construct something like a sports car in a barn with some friends. They welded some pipes together and somehow got their hands on a 1500ccm B6 engine. Some hours of hammering on aluminium and some lights and they… somehow had a car. The Milia I was born.

Milia I 1500

1499ccm B6 (89 HP)
0-100 kph: 10,3s
Vmax: 180 kph
15,8 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:41,84

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Times went on and there were actually people buying the Milia 1500, so at 1950 there was even a facelift. There was no profit whatsoever, but they were able to survive. 1954 Michaels best friend Thomas Genovese gives him a sheet with a beautiful looking scatch he made the night before. They immediatly started working on the new chassis and this wonderful body. The 1500 was polished as well. It was a wonderful feeling having the first test runs around the test track, but it became clear that the engine wasn’t strong enough anymore. On the other hand there was no time to design a new engine, so the Milia II started with the polished, but still old engine. On top of that there was a new idea. Let’s make a four seated version, which is not as hard and gives a little bit of a compromise. Now Conelli Automobili was a name for the upper percentages.

Milia II 1500 (right)

1499ccm B6 (96 HP)
0-100 kph: 9,2s
Vmax: 165 kph
19,6 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:39,83

Milia II GT (left)

1499ccm B6 (96 HP)
0-100kph: 10,1s
Vmax: 166kph
20,1 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:41,50

On the same time they started to engineer the car they started on the new engine they so desperately needed. And once again it was Thomas Genovese came up with the design. It was a 2.8l V8 with a very clever camshaft system. Engineering the engine took as expected way longer then designing the car - four years to be exact. 1958 was the year everything started properly. The very own engine design, the very own car design and a hell lot more power. Suddenly Conelli Automobili was at a whole different level.

Milia II 2800

2800ccm V8 (200 HP)
0-100kph: 6,9s
Vmax: 214 kph
18,9 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:28,85

Milia II 2800 GT

2800ccm V8 (200 HP)
0-100kph: 7,5s
Vmax: 217kph
20,3 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:30,30

To be continued… (let’s see how long Conelli Automobili can survive)

So this is a campaign brand? Interessing!

I quite liked the idea, yes =)
now: Tobi continues.

It is now 1962 and a tragic event happened. Michael SprĂĽngli dies at the age of 52 while losing control towards the Slingshot at 200+ kph. Conelli Automobili goes to the hands of Michaels sister Elena Blutberg and the new CEO is Hank Blutberg, a banker from Gasmea and Michaels brother-in-law. Because of the knowledge of his sector he realises that Conelli needs to be more than just a sports car manufacturer to survive as more and more other companies pop up. Blutberg kept Thomas Genovese as chief engineer which was a very good idea, because now the Conelli Komet I GT happened. The GT was separated from the Milia and fitted with a huge 6.5l V12 while the Milia III (both planned in 1962) kept its great 200HP 2.8l V8. On top of the GT Blutberg thought it was a great idea to add a tame four door version to the trim - the Komet I 6500.

Milia III 2800

2800ccm V8 (200 HP)
0-100 kph: 6,2s
Vmax: 205 kph
21,4 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:29,46

It’s a common layout today; however, in 1962, an engine of this configuration with this much swept volume was unheard of.

This was quite a decent amount of power back in the 60s - more than a Dino 206 or 246, in fact.

Komet I 6500 (right)

6495ccm V12 (265 HP)
0-100 kph: 8,1s
Vmax: 224 kph
19,1 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:40,61

Komet I GT (left)

6495ccm V12 (375 HP)
0-100 kph: 7,3
Vmax: 255 kph
23,6 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:30,41

The engines get bigger as the time goes on :smiley:

We are reaching the late 60s and the Komet I gets released to the market. Suddenly profits go crazy. The facory can’t keep up and just one month after the release the desicion was made that the factory will grow with the next facelift. The company is flourishing and in 1971 - with the planning of the Milia IV - Michaels son Fjodor Sprüngli becomes the new CEO because Hank Blutberg, the man who made Conelli as big as it is today, retired. With another Sprüngli on at the top of Conelli things got sportier one more time and the Milia IV gets a radical race version without all the luxury and with a proper sport/race suspension. Fjodor stays with the 2.8l V8 knowing this will be last car unsing this wonderful engine - with 10% more power of course. Although a new Komet is needed all engineering efford until 1973 goes to the Milia IV. When the plans of the Komet II went public there was a big surprise. Four different trims will be available. The 6500 L basically replaces the Komet I 6500 and there is a new GT. On top of that there is a Premium version placed under the 6500 L and the Landaulet which was a classic on the day of the release and ever since.

Milia IV 2800 (right)

2800ccm V8 (221 HP)
0-100 kph: 5,1
Vmax: 217 kph
22,5 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:23,91

Milia IV Track (left)

2800ccm V8 (221 HP)
0-100 kph: 4,9
Vmax: 217 kph
22 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:23,07

Komet II Landaulet (left)

6495ccm V12 (276 HP)
0-100 kph: 8,7s
Vmax: 209 kph
21,6 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:42,67

Komet II 6500 P (2nd left)

6495ccm V12 (276 HP)
0-100 kph: 7,5s
Vmax: 216 kph
19,7 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:38,83

Komet II 6500 L (2nd right)

6495ccm V12 (276 HP)
0-100 kph: 7,6s
Vmax: 216 kph
19,9 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:39,52

Komet II GT (right)

6495ccm V12 (380 HP)
0-100 kph: 6,8s
Vmax: 244 kph
23 l/100km
Automation Testtrack: 1:30,86


To be continued…