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
engineAudi DOHC 32 Valve V8
displacement4200 cc / 256.3 in³
power223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output71.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque400.0 nm / 295.0 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
driven wheelsfront Engine / 4WD
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesVented Discs
r brake sizemm / in
wheelbase2480 mm / 97.6 in
front track1590 mm / 62.6 in
rear track1610 mm / 63.4 in
length4530 mm / 178.3 in
width1890 mm / 74.4 in
height1380 mm / 54.3 in
transmission4-Speed Triptonic Auto
gear ratios:1
top speed~251.1 kph / 156.0 mph