The Covini C6W (short for Covini six Wheeler) is an Italian two-seat, two-door supercar with a removable roof section.The car was built by Covini Engineering and it is a project appointed in the direction of new research into active and passive safety.
THE SIX WHEEL SUPERCAR
The car was initially presented during the Geneva Motor Show back in 2004 and they had promise to put in production but nothing has been seen or heard of the Covini C6W.But now, the Covini C6W is said to be heading into the production line in 2009. The Covini C6W will be powered by the 4.2L V8 engine by AUDI and it is expected to produce 380hp (260kW) and 331lb-ft (450Nm). The power is then should be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
With 4 wheels at the front, the C6W will have more grip and better stability.The extra two wheels will accommodate an extra pair of brake which will enhance the braking of the car.
The four front wheels measure 15in, while the rear pair measure in at 20in. And the car is estimated to weigh at a mere 1150kg. With all the combination, the Covini C6W will be able to reach the 300kmh mark without any difficulty at all
SPECIFICATION OF THE COVINI C6W
ENGINE: rear, longitudinal, 8 cylinder in V formation, 4 valves per cylinder, naturally aspirated, petrol direct injection Bosch-motronic.
CAPACITY: 4200 cc
MAX POWER: 440 PS (325KW) at 6400 rpm
MAX TORQUE: about 470 Nm at 2700 rpm
TRANSMISSION: rear wheel drive transaxle
GEARBOX: mechanical 6-speed + reverse. Manual and electro-hydraulic steering wheel mounted servo
CHASSIS: steel tubular with carbon fibre reinforcements and structural parts
SUSPENSION: independent front and rear wishbones
WHEELS AND TYRES: front 15in wheels with 205/45-15 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)