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Six-Wheeled Covini C6W Heading To Production

Six-Wheeled Covini C6W Heading To Production




The Covini Engineering team's been clamoring to get the C6W into production for the last 30+ years. Now they might finally have their day.



The Covini Six Wheeler takes its engineering inspiration from the 1976 Tyrell P34 race car which had two pairs of smaller front wheels that were intended to increase air penetration and have a smaller frontal area effectively reducing drag.



The ideas behind the Tyrell P34 don’t necessarily translate to the C6W, though Ferruccio Covini, the company’s founder, gives the following reasons for creating his modern-day six-wheeler:



• Less risk of front tires deflating
• Less risk of aquaplaning
• Better braking
• Better grip
• Better comfort
• Better absorption of frontal impact

ENGINE*: rear, longitudinal, 8 cylinder in V formation, 4 valves per cylinder, naturally aspirated, petrol direct injection Bosch-motronic.

CAPACITY: 4200 cc

MAX POWER: 380 PS (260KW) at 6400 rpm

MAX TORQUE: circa 450 Nm (45.9 Kgm) at 2700 rpm

TRANSMISSION: rear wheel drive transaxle

GEARBOX: mechanical 6-speed + reverse. Manual and electro-hydraulic steeringwheel 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)
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