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    Covini C6W 2004-

    cool....
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    "To control 800 horsepower relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise."
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    "To control 800 horsepower relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise."
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    "To control 800 horsepower relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise."
    Michael Schumacher

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    A project started 30 years ago...

    (from Covini Press Release) The original idea was conceived by Ferruccio Covini in '74 and made provision for 10 inches front wheels because there where no low profile tyres at the time. The project was ditched in favour of the Soleado prototype, deemed more important, and lay dormant until the 80s when hydro-pneumatic suspension for the four front wheels where devised to optimise weight
    distribution under various loading conditions. High development costs and other contingencies
    forced the project to be delayed again. Its use of new ABS technologies and airbags in the 90s
    pointed in the direction of new research into active and passive safety. This aspect encouraged
    backing from companies for its development..

    Why six wheels?

    -in case of a front tyre deflation, the vehicle control is guaranteed by the other wheel next to it.
    -four front disc brakes, although a smaller single area, ensure a greater braking surface; this
    means less overheating and a higher brake effort
    -low risk of aquaplaning, due to the two foremost wheels, which wipe the water for the ones
    behind them, ensuring a better roadholding
    -comfort is a consequence of more evenly distributed reaction forces in the supension: the
    reaction in case of a pot hole is divided between the four front wheels and the shudder in the
    chassis is limited.
    -reduced unsprung weight in the wheels improves the grip. Directional stability is improved: a
    change of angle due to slack in the steering mechanism (in stuctures like silentblocks) is
    compensated by the second set of wheels.
    -two additional springs and dampers provide a better handling for the vehicle.

    Technical Specifications

    ENGINE: rear, longitudinal, 8 cylinder in V formation, 4 valves per cylinder, naturally aspirated,
    petrol direct injection Bosch-motronic.
    CAPACITY: 4200 cc
    MAX POWER: 380 PS (260KW) at 6400 rpm
    MAX TORQUE: about 450 Nm (45.9 Kgm) at 2700 rpm
    TRANSMISSION: rear wheel drive transaxle
    GEARBOX: mechanical 6-speed + reverse. Manual and electro-hydraulic steeringwheel mounted
    servo
    CHASSIS: steel tubular with carbon fibre reinforcements and structural parts
    SUSPENSION: independent front and rear wishbones
    WHEELS AND TYRES: front 16in wheels with 215/45-16 tyres; rear 20in with 345/25-20 tyres
    BRAKES: front and rear vented Brembo discs. Bosch servo and electronic brake distribution
    BODYWORK: glass fibre and carbon fibre
    DIMENSIONS: length 4180mm; width 1990mm; height 1080mm; wheelbase
    2230mm/2750mm (to foremost/middle front transaxle); front track 1540mm; rear track
    1620mm ; dry weight 1150Kg
    TOP SPEED: 300Kph (185mph)
    "To control 800 horsepower relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise."
    Michael Schumacher

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    what about the 0-60s and 0-100s?
    Interesting facts about the 6wheels though...
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    Covini C6W More Pics...
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    Fasten seat belt while seated

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    Howabout awd !

    looks great (if it had only 4 wheels)
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    Put 2 less wheels and I would jump for joy to see that car anywhere in the local area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper007
    Put 2 less wheels and I would jump for joy to see that car anywhere in the local area.
    If you do that then you are taking out the grace of the car
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    Last edited by hec16; 08-20-2011 at 08:26 PM.

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    Hey Wolf, do you mind if I copy this thread into the Hi-Res Hide-Out? All the pics you posted qualify and it would be great for this to archived in there.
    I'm going to eat breakfast. And then I'm going to change the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    Hey Wolf, do you mind if I copy this thread into the Hi-Res Hide-Out? All the pics you posted qualify and it would be great for this to archived in there.
    No problemo. I actually wanted to start the topics there but I got this:

    Wolf03, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

    It never happened before. I made a couple of threads there.


    Viper007, I agree, this car would look so sweet if it would be a 'normal' car. It woud be a real competitor for Lambo and Ferrari but the 6-wheel thing is just wrong. Maybe this is a sign of how cars in the future will be like. You know, at least 6-wheels, maybe even 8 running on solar power or hydrogen and controlled by a joystick.

    Hell_Unleashed, this is all I could find:
    ---- Specifications ----

    Price
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    Weight
    2535 lbs
    Engine
    4.2 liter V8
    Transmission
    --
    Aspiration
    Natural
    Torque
    332 lb-ft
    HP
    349 hp
    HP/Weight
    7.3 lbs per hp
    HP/Liter
    83 hp per liter
    1/4 mile
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    0-62 mph
    --
    Top Speed
    185 mph
    "To control 800 horsepower relying just on arm muscles and foot sensitivity can turn out to be a dangerous exercise."
    Michael Schumacher

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    I am easily satisfied with the very best.

    "It is a very good looking car, If you have cataract" - JC about the Alpine A610

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    I am easily satisfied with the very best.

    "It is a very good looking car, If you have cataract" - JC about the Alpine A610

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    Just an update, it lives!

    YouTube - Covini C6W on track

    Production will start soon.

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    The car looks very nimble.
    "Horsepower sells motor cars, but torque wins motor races."
    -Carrol Shelby

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