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.
|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|
|top speed||~251.1 kph / 156.0 mph|