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Isotta Fraschini T8

Isotta Fraschini T8

1998 Isotta Fraschini T8

The Isotta Fraschini T8 is an Italian concept car revealed in 1998 respectively as an attempt by Isotta Fraschini to resurrect their prestigious luxury automotive brand name of the early 20th century.

The number 8 is recurrent in the brand. Their last model was the 1947-1949 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8C Monterosa which barely reached prototype. The Isotta Fraschini T8 is an aluminum bodied 2+2 Spider, but available with a hard-top, and was first publicly seen at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show.

Production would have been undertaken at an-ex military weapons plant in Southern Italy but nothing materialized. Late in 2000 the remaining hardware was sold off. The Isotta Fraschini T8 concept used Audi A8 mechanicals, including four-wheel-drive and the same 4172cc 32-valve V8 engine.

In Detail

price $  $120 000 usd
engine Audi DOHC 32 Valve V8
displacement 4200 cc / 256.3 in³
power 223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 71.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 400.0 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
driven wheels front Engine / 4WD
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs
r brake size mm / in
wheelbase 2480 mm / 97.6 in
front track 1590 mm / 62.6 in
rear track 1610 mm / 63.4 in
length 4530 mm / 178.3 in
width 1890 mm / 74.4 in
height 1380 mm / 54.3 in
transmission 4-Speed Triptonic Auto
gear ratios :1
top speed ~251.1 kph / 156.0 mph