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The Argento Vivo started out as a 1995 concept car designed by Pininfarina for Honda.

The original drivetrain consisited of an inline, 5-cylinder, 2.5L, rear-wheel drive setup. The Argento Vivo featured aluminium construction hydraulically actuated articulating carbon fiber hard top and two-tone finish with the aluminum left polished and exposed on the upper panels.
The dark blue sections of the Argento Vivo were formed from fiberglass. When the Argento Vivo was unveiled as a concept car in 1995, it was praised for its smooth and innovative styling, and won several industry awards.
The Argento Vivo also caught the attention of the Sultan of Brunei, an avid car collector who managed to persuade Pininfarina to create a fleet of five Argento Vivo’s for his wealthy family. However in place of the original Honda drive train was a Mercedes setup, including suspension, brakes, transmission and an AMG 7.3L M120 E73 60º - V12 engine.
Aside from the concept models and the mercedes powered versions ordered for the Sultan, the Argento Vivo never saw production. Ahead of its time, it did serve to influence the development of the already-concepted Honda s2000 which would see production 4 years later.

AMG 7.3L M120 E73 60º - V12 engine.
Displacement 7.291 liter / 444.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 91.5 mm (3.6 in) / 92.4 mm (3.6 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Power 525 bhp / 392 KW @ 5000 rpm
Torque 750 Nm / 553 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
BHP/Liter 72 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.26 bhp / kg
Top Speed 250 km/h / 155 mph
0-60 mph 4.7 s


Here is pix of ARGENTO VIVO SL73 ~ [ Sultan of Brunei's ]
 

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....... more pix from the SL73 ARGENTO VIVO ~ [ Sultan of Brunei's ]
 

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Why use an SL 7.3 for this? Pity.

This is the original concept car made by Honda:

 
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