Covini C6W

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Covini C6W
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Overview
Manufacturer Covini Engineering
Production 2004–present
Designer Ferruccio Covini
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 3-door coupe
Powertrain
Engine 4.2 L (4200 cc) V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,180 mm (164.6 in)
Width 1,990 mm (78.3 in)
Height 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Curb weight 1,150 kg (2,535 lb) (dry weight)

C6W is an Italian 2-seat, 2-door sports coupé with a removable roof section. Inspiration for the car was taken from the 1976 Tyrrell P34, which had two pairs of smaller front wheels, a principle applied to the C6W. The project was started in 1974 but abandoned shortly after, and left dormant into the 1980s due to the lack of availability of low-profile tires at the time.[1] In 2003 the project was revived and in 2004 the C6W was shown in prototype form. In 2005 a slightly revised version debuted at the Salon International de l'Auto, featuring new wheels, new roof structure and a refreshed interior, and went into limited production of 6-8 cars per year, as a result of a tie-up between PMI and Covini Engineering. The car features a rear, 4200 cc 8-cylinder engine and has a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).[2]

Construction[edit]

  • Drive wheels: RWD
  • Construction: Fiberglass and carbon fiber body over tubular steel frame
  • Front brakes: Brembo disc brakes, with ABS
  • Fuel feed: Direct petrol injection
  • Induction: Naturally Aspirated
  • Total displacement: 4.2 L (256.3 in³)
  • Maximum power: 440 PS (324 kW; 434 hp) @ 6400 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 470 N·m (350 lb·ft) @ 2700 rpm
  • V8: built by Audi

See also[edit]

Other 6-wheelers[edit]

Twin front axle[edit]

Twin rear axle[edit]

Limousine

DIY

  • 6- wheel Camaro Sport Wagon by Roly Fernandez, built in 1988
  • 6-wheel military tire hot rod by Sean Hartman; chassis is an upside down 1944 Dodge WC 62 troop carrier, the body is a 1935 Dodge pickup, powertrain is from a 1966 Chevelle. [9]
  • 1980 6-wheel Chevrolet El Camino

References[edit]

  1. ^ Covini C6W. http://www.seriouswheels.com/cars/top-Covini-C6W.htm
  2. ^ Covini Engineering. C6W. http://www.coviniengineering.com/c6w/intro.htm
  3. ^ Hemmings "Genius inaction: the six-wheeled automobile", Jan 26th, 2010
  4. ^ "Cars with 6 wheels", Sep 4, 2009
  5. ^ Forney Museum "Car with movie career"
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ "Never seen one before, proabably never see another", February 10, 2010

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