Rossin-Bertin Vorax is Brazil's New Supercar
The Vorax, making its debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show later this month, looks to us like a mix between a Maserati GranTurismo concept and a BMW Z4, and while beauty is a matter of taste there is no denying it has nicely flowing lines. According to the manufacturer, its body will be made out of carbon fiber which gives it supercar credentials. The total weight of the vehicle will come in at only 1,300 Kg (2,866 lbs), thanks in part to the aluminum lightweight chassis.
Power comes from the same 5.0-liter V10 engine from the current BMW M5, tuned to produce 570 hp (425 kW). In virtual tests, the Vorax did the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 3.8 seconds and reached a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). Rossin-Bertin will also build a meatier, supercharged version of the same car that produces 750 hp (559 kW), enough to propel it to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 372 km/h (231 mph).
The two men behind the project are Fharys Rossin and Natalino Bartin Jr. Rossin, a 37 year-old ex-GM designer, is going to be CEO and designer for the newly formed company, while 29 year-old Nalino Bertin, heir to the Bertin Group of slaughterhouses, is presumably going to be the financial backer.
The Vorax will begin production in Blumenau, Brazil in late 2011 or early 2012 and will sell for around BRL 700,000 (around USD 410,000), Rossin-Bertin expecting to sell between 500 and 1,000 units.
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i can say that thing is fast!! and the engine sound is great!