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1988 Sbarro Robur

Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Sbarro Robur (Sbarro), 1988
Bilder: Sbarro; Dingo
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Franco Sbarro is known all over the world for extreme cars and show cars. He has done just about everything you can imagine, and possibly more!
In 1988 he presented a powerful small car, ideal for the city: the Robur. It had the Audi 5cylinder Turbo engine transverse-mounted behind the two seats. Sbarro used the 182PS engine and tuned it to 200PS, instead of using the Urquattro or Sportquattro engine. As the Audi engines were normally mounted longitudinal, Sbarro had to search for a matching transverse mounted gearbox. He then used the automatic transmission of ZF that was also used in the Saab 9000 and provided 5 gears.

The car was short, very short: 3 metres without the spoiler in front, and it was wide: 178cm, the Audi 100 Typ44 measures 181cm! The car was also pretty low with its 120cm. And it was light: only 800kg! That was one hell of a ride, even if it had only rear wheel drive!

But as it is a city Coupé, you can expect some more from Sbarro. At the back there are two little wheels that can be extended. They lift the car and -going on a circle- help to position the car in a narrow parking space! As the little wheels were attached to the suspension, ther was nearly no changing of the stance of the car when lifting.

If you left the city and were cruising at top-speed of 220km/h (138mph) you were perhaps very happy to know, that the large rear wing would work as an airbrake, everytime you hit the brake pedal!

The license plate in front would swivel to open or close the air intake, much as on the Cobra or the Jensen cars. In case you wonder what rims those are: They are custom built Alpinault rims! Tires are 205/40/14 in front and 285/45/14 in back.

Normally I like large cars, but this thing is just awesome! But it did cost some 150.000 Swiss Francs in 1988.
Quelle: www.audistory.24max.de
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, 1984 Sbarro Windy, 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