1997 Gigliato Aerosa


1997 Gigliato Aerosa

Built by Gigliato Design Co., LTD, the Aerosa is a high end sports car that was designed and conceived in Japan by Nobou Nakamura. They unveiled the car hoping to win over customers with a price tag of $65,000, a simple Mustang V8 platform and a striking design.

In 1997 Gigliato announced a partnership with Lamborghini for deal with engineering, production component supply, delivery and marketing. The plan was to sell the Japanese-designed car from a headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Furthermore, Gigliato anounced a motorsports program for 1998 including a stop at Le Mans. At this time the car was changed to include fixed front headlights and gold wheels.

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In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at Japan
body stylist Nobou Nakamura
coachbuilder Gigliato Design Co., LTD
engine Ford V8
valvetrain 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 4601 cc / 280.8 in³
bore 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
compression 9.5:1
power 230.4 kw / 309.0 bhp @ 5800 rpm
specific output 67.16 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 237.69 bhp per tonne
torque 406.7 nm / 300.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1300 kg / 2866 lbs
length 4320 mm / 170.1 in
width 1900 mm / 74.8 in
height 1150 mm / 45.3 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
top speed ~260.7 kph / 162.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.9 seconds