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1984 Sbarro Super Eight

Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Engine
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Engine
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Trunk
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Trunk
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984 - Interior
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Sbarro Super Eight, 1984
Bilder: Sbarro; Peter Vann; Speed 8 Classics
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Покончив с репликами и вездеходами для шейхов, Сбарро начал новую серию сумасшедших экспериментов.

Среди наиболее известных его работ того периода – трехдверный хетчбэк Super Twelve 1982 года с 12-цилиндровым мотором (рядный мотор получили из двух 1.3-литровых мотоциклетных 6-цилиндровых установок Kawasaki) и его наследник Super Eight с 3-литровым V8 от Ferrari; Shanin - купе на базе Mercedes S-Class в 126-м кузове с дверями «крыло чайки».

В 1983 году, Сбарро изготовил «волка в овечьей шкуре» — суперкар в обличье VW Golf 300S. Для этого серийный Golf оснастили 300-сильным двигателем объемом 3,3 л от Porsche 911 Turbo. Для обеспечения лучшего контакта автомобиля с дорогой двигатель пришлось разместить под задним сиденьем. В результате переделок малыш VW Golf 300S летал по автобанам со скоростью 250 км/ч (!), приводя в изумление владельцев BMW, Mercedes и Porsche.

"Человек, придумавший колесо" Дмитрий Георгиев, Журнал "5 Колесо" 5-2002


Teenage drivers in the early 1980s got very creative when it came to making their VW Polos and Golfs look like an Italian sports car. The Swiss car designer and nonconventionalist Franco Sbarro went the other way – and turned a Ferrari 308 GTB into an infernal, mid-engined hot hatch.

If there is one design studio that outshone all other tuning studios during the era of automotive excess in the early 1980s, it must be Sbarro of Switzerland. Founded by car mechanic, designer and engineer Franco Sbarro, the studio created dozens of sometimes fascinating, sometimes outright bizarre Frankenstein cars. Over the years, the experimental hot rods, monstrous SUVs, hysterical hypercars and other cartoonishly proportioned prototypes became guaranteed crowd pullers at the annual motor shows.

In the spring of 1984, the visitors of the Geneva Motor Show who managed to push through the crowds at the Sbarro stand, marvelled at a surprisingly compact, but wide-hipped and chromed-out hatchback car dubbed the Sbarro Super Eight. As it turned out, Franco Sbarro and his team had based the car on the chassis, 5-speed gearbox and V8 engine of a Ferrari 308 GTB, creating the 260+ HP hot hatch that Maranello was so reluctant to build. The 3.0 litre engine had been mounted traversely and accelerated the 800 kilo pocket rocket to a top speed of 130+ mph.

Sporting spoiler lips and Testarossa-style air intakes, the Sbarro Super Eight was clearly dressed to impress – but once you made it beyond the dramatically styled fiberglass body, you found yourself in a surprisingly subtle and elegant cockpit clad in caramel-coloured leather, textiles and carpets. There was even a full stereo system – and of course that trademark open-gate gearbox that reminded you what kind of engine was roaring right behind you.

Jan Baedeker | classicdriver.com
Designschmiede: Sbarro
1973 Sbarro SV1, 1973 Sbarro Tiger, 1974 Sbarro Stash, 1978 Cadillac TAG Function Car (Sbarro), 1978 Sbarro Windhound, 1979 Sbarro Windhawk, 1982 Sbarro Super Twelve, 1983 Mercedes-Benz Shanin (Sbarro), 1984 Mercedes-Benz Biturbo (Sbarro), 1984 Sbarro Super Eight, 1985 Sbarro Challenge, 1986 Citroen Aventure (Sbarro), 1986 Sbarro Challenge 2+2, 1987 Sbarro Challenge III, 1987 Sbarro Monster G, 1988 Sbarro Robur, 1989 Sbarro Orbital Wheel, 1989 Sbarro Osmos, 1990 Sbarro Chrono, 1991 Sbarro Helios, 1992 Sbarro Astro, 1993 Sbarro Isatis, 1993 Sbarro Urbi, 1994 Sbarro Oxalys, 1995 Sbarro Alcador, 1996 Alfa Romeo Issima (Sbarro), 1997 Lancia Ionos (Sbarro), 1997 Sbarro Be Twin, 1997 Sbarro Formule Rhin, 1998 Citroen Calao (Sbarro), 1998 Peugeot Crisalys (Sbarro), 1998 Renault Espider (Sbarro), 1999 Sbarro GT 1, 1999 Sbarro Millenium, 1999 Sbarro Sayta, 2000 Lada Roadster (Sbarro), 2000 Sbarro GT 12, 2000 Sbarro Scorpius (Bi-Мoto), 2002 Sbarro GT-HDI, 2003 Citroen Bourlingueur (Sbarro), 2003 Sbarro GTR, 2003 Sbarro Independent wheel drive, 2006 Alfa Romeo Diva (Sbarro), 2007 Citroen Cruise Crosser (Sbarro), 2007 Sbarro Assystem City Car, 2007 Sbarro Turbo S20 Barchetta, 2008 Sbarro Alcador II GTB, 2009 Sbarro Espera Gecko, 2009 Sbarro Espera Impact, 2009 Sbarro Orbital Hybrid, 2010 Sbarro Autobau, 2010 Sbarro Essenza, 2010 Sbarro Speed'R, 2011 Sbarro Evoluzione, 2011 Sbarro Supercharged 11, 2011 Sbarro Two For 100, 2012 Sbarro Eight, 2013 Sbarro ES-13 Fleche Rouge, 2013 Sbarro React'EV, 2014 Sbarro Grand Prix, 2014 Sbarro Sparta
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