Italy's latest V10 supercar will definitely divide opinions

It's essentially a Huracan in a badly ironed shirt, is it not?

5d ago

Despite the world's supercar market being so difficult to crack into, this still doesn't stop up and coming companies giving it a go. We have seen a few succeed, but the majority of them crumble and never make a come back.

However, there is a new kid on the block called the Sorpasso and it has been created by the Italian firm, FV Frangivento and it looks like a whole range of cars in one design.

The more you look at this car, the more you will notice elements from other cars which isn't necessarily a bad thing and does work sometimes, but in this case, it isn't great. You my pick out a few bits of Pininfarina Battista here as well as a bit of Bugatti, Toyota, and even KIA.

Looks aside then, what's it supposed to be like underneath? Sorpasso is available in two variants: Stradale and GTXX. Both versions are powered by a V10 engine and all-wheel-drive, just like a Huracan, but with 799 hp and a supercharger.

If you couldn't tell already, the GTXX is the more hardcore version and is made from carbon fibre and weighs just 2,866 pounds. This makes it capable of launching itself from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 214 mph. Unfortunately, we haven't seen anything about this version yet, but the photos you can see here are of the Stradale.

What the company has said is that the design for this car is inspired by the Ferrari Dino and Lamborghini Miura, which if you squint your eyes, put on a blindfold and stand back around 20 feet, you can see.

It'll be interesting to see if this gets anywhere, but we think it will end up like all the other Italian superar attempts.

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Comments (10)

  • Let’s be brutally honest...they should have employed a better designer.

      5 days ago
  • This is the same brand that built the Asfané (= "it can't be done", in Turinese dialect), Sorpasso is Italian for "overtaking" and Frangivento means "windbreaker" and Ben Welham is Italian for "John Coleman is a fool"

      5 days ago
  • 'It's essentially a Huracan in a badly ironed shirt, is it not?"


      5 days ago
  • That wins this year's "designer should have put his pen down the first time he saw the paper" award. It has all the line continuity of a toddler's scribble. I can't see the Miura and Dino styling cues because it makes my eyes bleed.

      5 days ago
  • There’s way too much going on here. There are so many nooks and crannies that it has no overall cohesion shape. It’s Jello gone mad

      4 days ago