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    Jiotto Caspita 1989-1990

    The Jiotto Caspita is a prototype mid-engine sports car designed and manufactured by Dome in 1989. The car was billed as the "F1 on the Road." The original design of the car was done by Kunihisa Ito, who was the vice-president and chief designer of Jiotto Design Incorporated.

    1989 Jiotto Caspita (Mk I)
    The first car was powered by a Motori Moderni Flat-twelve engine, a detuned Formula One engine originally built for Subaru, and then in 1990 a second concept was built with a Judd GV V10 engine, new twin circular taillights, and more traditionally styled side mirrors as Subaru took the engine to use in its Formula-one car for the 1990 season. Both engines were longitudinally mounted, and powered through a 6-speed gearbox built by Wiesmann. The car first made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in the same year, but the project would die out in 1993 due to the global recession which meant lack of demands for supercars. With the Judd engine, the Caspita is capable of 577 hp (430 kW) at 10,750 rpm and 283 ftlbf (384 Nm) of torque at 10,500 rpm. This, along with a curb weight of 2,734 lb (1,240 kg), gives the Caspita a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration time of approximately 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h).

    The Mk.I Caspita is currently on display at the Motorcar Museum of Japan, whilst the Mk. II is still in the possession of Dome and sits in their museum below the wind tunnel at their headquarters.

    Specifications (1989 Mk I Caspita)
    Dimensions
    Wheelbase: 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
    Track - front: 1,630 mm (64.2 in)
    Track - rear: 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
    Length: 4,534 mm (178.5 in)
    Width: 1,996 mm (78.6 in)
    Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
    Length-to-wheelbase ratio: 1.68
    Kerb weight: 1,100 kg (2,425 lb)
    Weight distribution: 40/60
    Fuel capacity: 100 L (22.0 imp gal; 26.4 US gal)

    Engine
    Manufacturer: Motori Moderni
    Type: DOHC flat-12
    Total valves: 60 (5 per cylinder)
    Main bearings: Standard
    Bore x stroke: 84.00 mm (3.3 in) x 52.60 mm (2.1 in)
    Bore x stroke ratio: 1.6
    Displacement: 3497 cc (213 in)
    Unitary capacity: 291 cc/cylinder
    Fuel system: EFi
    Aspiration: Natural
    Compressor type: N/A
    Intercooler: None
    Catalytic converter: Standard
    Max. output: 456 PS (335 kW; 450 hp) @ 10,000 rpm
    Max. torque: 362 N⋅m (267 lb⋅ft) (36.9 kgfm) @ 6,000 rpm
    Coolant water: Standard
    Specific output: 128.7 bhp (96 kW; 130 PS) per litre (2.11 bhp/in, 96.0 kW/L)
    Specific torque: 103.5 Nm/L

    Performance
    0–62 mph (100 km/h): 4.7s
    Top speed: 199 mph (320 km/h)
    Power-to-weight ratio: 409 bhp per metric ton (305 kW/t)

    Other
    Engine layout: Mid-engine
    Alignment: Longitudinal
    Steering type: Rack and pinion
    Suspension: independent double-wishbone coil-spring with anti-roll bars (Front and rear)
    Wheels: 9JJ x 17 (F), 13JJ x 17 (R)
    Tyres: 245/40 ZR 17 (F), 335/35 ZR 17 (R)
    Brakes: ventilated discs
    Brake size: 332 mm
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
    Top-gear ratio: 1.00
    Final drive ratio: 3.75

    Specifications (1990 Mk II Caspita)
    Dimensions
    Wheelbase: 2,700 mm (106.3 in)
    Track - front: 1,630 mm (64.2 in)
    Track - rear: 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
    Length: 4,595 mm (180.9 in)
    Width: 1,996 mm (78.6 in)
    Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
    Length-to-wheelbase ratio: 1.7
    Kerb weight: 2,734 lb (1,240 kg)
    Weight distribution: 40/60
    Fuel capacity: 100 L (22.0 imp gal; 26.4 US gal)

    Engine
    Manufacturer: Judd
    Type: 72-degree DOHC V10
    Total valves: 40 (4 per cylinder)
    Main bearings: Standard
    Bore x stroke: 92.00 mm (3.6 in) x 52.60 mm (2.1 in)
    Bore x stroke ratio: 1.75
    Displacement: 3497 cc (213 in)
    Unitary capacity: 349.7 cc/cylinder
    Fuel system: EFi
    Aspiration: Natural
    Compressor type: N/A
    Intercooler: None
    Catalytic converter: Standard
    Max. output: 585 PS (430 kW; 577 hp) @ 10,750 rpm
    Max. torque: 385 N⋅m (284 lb⋅ft) (36.9 kgfm) @ 10,500 rpm
    Coolant water: Standard
    Specific output: 165 bhp (123 kW; 167 PS) per litre (2.7 bhp/in, 96.0 kW/L)
    Specific torque: 110.09 Nm/L

    Performance
    0–62 mph (100 km/h): 4.7s
    Top speed: 199 mph (320 km/h)
    Power-to-weight ratio: 409 bhp per metric ton (305 kW/t)

    Other
    Engine layout: Mid-engine
    Alignment: Longitudinal
    Steering type: Rack and pinion
    Suspension: independent double-wishbone coil-spring with anti-roll bars (Front and rear)
    Wheels: 9JJ x 17 (F), 13JJ x 17 (R)
    Tyres: 245/40 ZR 17 (F), 335/35 ZR 17 (R)
    Brakes: ventilated discs
    Brake size: 332 mm
    Transmission: 6-speed
    Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
    Top-gear ratio: 1.00
    Final drive ratio: 3.75

    Source: Wikipedia

    Jiotto Caspita Mk II
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    ahh, finally some decent pics of that great car
    haven't seen the rear before either, thanks man
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    A couple of hi-res scans of the "other" Caspita.
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    Jiotto Caspita:

    Preliminary models and sketches.
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    Jiotto Caspita:

    An interior photo of the prototype #1
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    Oh my god... Those are super rare!
    Thanks a lot for sharing, Mario.

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    I like the steering wheel. It looks like a Morris Marina racing wheel...
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    in the first post, first pic is another car to the left. Who can tell me what that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    in the first post, first pic is another car to the left. Who can tell me what that is?
    It's the Dome Zero. Mid engined, rear wheel drive concept car powered by a 2.8-litre straight six Nissan engine. Built in 1978.
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