The only copy of the prototype Sbarro Espace GT1 exhibited for sale

The only copy of the prototype Sbarro Espace GT1 exhibited for sale

September 12, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The car was built in 1999 by Italian designer Franco Sbarro

The Spanish dealer Magna Supercars put up for sale a single-built Sbarro Espace GT1 concept car, designed by Franco Sbarro. The car was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999, where it was bought directly from the stand.

Sbarro Espace GT1 became a kind of response to the extreme Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR, released in an amount of 40 copies for the homologation of a racing sports prototype. The supercar with an unusual design was equipped with a 7.4-liter V8 Mercedes-Benz engine, the output of which was 457 horsepower and 489 Nm of torque, and a five-speed sequential gearbox.

From the place to the 100 km/h Sbarro Espace GT1 accelerated in 4.9 seconds and could reach a maximum speed of 335 kilometers per hour.

The prototype is based on the patented Sbarro “double frame”, consisting of a chassis with a central beam on which the units are mounted, and a polyester body. It is connected to the chassis using three metal and rubber blocks. This solution allowed to reduce vibration in the cabin and not sacrifice controllability.

The road version of GT1, called GT12, made its debut in 2002. The supercar was completed with a six-liter V12 unit, which produced 500 рз. To the 100 km/h GT12 accelerated in 4.5 seconds, and its maximum speed was 300 kilometers per hour.

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