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Old 09-03-2004, 10:47 AM
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Covini C6W 2004-

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Old 09-03-2004, 10:49 AM
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Old 09-03-2004, 10:51 AM
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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)
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:56 AM
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what about the 0-60s and 0-100s?
Interesting facts about the 6wheels though...
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:03 PM
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Old 09-03-2004, 01:49 PM
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Howabout awd !

looks great (if it had only 4 wheels)
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:15 PM
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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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Old 09-03-2004, 03:23 PM
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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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Old 09-03-2004, 03:45 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.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:28 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.
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
--
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
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Top Speed
185 mph
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YouTube - Covini C6W on track

Production will start soon.
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The car looks very nimble.
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