BIANCO S COUPE' : THE BRAZILIAN LOTUS
In 1976 one of the most interesting Brazilian sports cars of the time was born
In the early 1970s, the invasive Brazilian car import laws led many local designers to build a significant amount of sports cars using Volkswagen components.
Inspired by the Lotus of the time, the vehicle was equipped with a spaceframe chassis wrapped in a fiberglass body and a four-cylinder Volkswagen 1.6 8V was mounted as the engine, managed by a four-speed manual gearbox.
Able to deliver the power of 64 hp, the engine was able to push the S Coupè up to a maximum speed of 180 km / h with acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 15 seconds thanks also to the low weight of the entire vehicle that was of 750 kg.
The car had a good commercial success, being built in 180 units until 1979, when the company closed due to internal management problems.
Considering that it is a sports car based on Volkswagen components, the final result seems very valuable to me, but what do you think?
Tank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation