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Old 12-09-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Covini C6W six-wheel supercar to enter production in 2009






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The Covini C6W (short for Covini 6 Wheeler) is an Italian two-seat, two-door supercar with a removable roof section. The vehicle was first conceived more than 30 years ago by Ferruccio Covini but was later ditched until the late 1980s. With the development of new hydro-pneumatic suspension technology, Covini was able to design the front four-wheel section to suit different driving conditions, however the project was delayed once again due to high development costs.

Then, in 2004, Covini rolled out the first completed prototype at the Geneva Motor Show, promising to put the car into production. Unfortunately, since its debut nothing has been seen or heard of the Covini C6W. That has all changed with AutoWeek reporting that the oddly-designed supercar is headed for limited production next year.

The benefits of the six-wheel system, according to Covini, is that the vehicle is protected if one of the front wheels is deflated, has extra braking capacity thanks to four individual brake units up front plus two in the back, less chance of aquaplaning, increased grip and a more comfortable ride.

The production version is expected to sport the same Audi-sourced 4.2L V8 engine as the prototype. Final numbers should read 380hp (260kW) and 331lb-ft (450Nm), with drive going to the rear wheels via a six-manual gearbox. The C6W features a steel tubular chassis with carbon fiber reinforcements and structural parts. The four front wheels measure 16in, while the rear pair measure in at 20in.

Covini claims the C6W weighs in at just 1,150kg and is capable of reach speeds in excess of 300km/h.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Knew they stole these from APC (Beetle).

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Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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that honestly looks retarded...

most cars can stop well enough but accelerating is an issue.... 6 wheels in this case is pointless since its still driven by two wheels
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:40 PM   #4
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I'll show them.
Today I start builting my 9 wheel super car. 4 in front, 4 in back and 1 drive wheel in the middle of the back.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:04 PM   #5
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Please tell me this is a hoax. OTOH, imagine the traction a 6wd version would have.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #6
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OTOH, imagine the traction a 6wd version would have.
Obviously, it would render 4 wheeled AWD cars obsolete.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:09 PM   #7
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Probably drives like a school bus.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #8
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thought this is super old... i remember seeing this a lonngggg time ago....
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:17 PM   #9
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balls, just balls. call me narrowminded but....balls

adding more wheels is like adding more blades to your razer.

The optimized solution is to have infinite wheels. or just roll to work inside a big tire

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Old 12-09-2008, 04:16 PM   #10
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #11
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It hurts my eyes to look at it. What possible benifit could another two wheels add?? A little bit more traction while braking. Hellooooo huge tire bill
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:48 PM   #12
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So is Covini the Italian automotive division of the Gillette razor company?

[corporate meeting]"OK, well those other guys have power, styling and reliability. How can we compete? Oh, I know, they only have 4 wheels!"[/corporate meeting]





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Old 12-10-2008, 10:50 AM   #13
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this is retarded...
it's like woman with 3 breasts wrong and ugly.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:02 AM   #14
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this is retarded...
it's like woman with 3 breasts wrong and ugly.
what's wrong with a woman with 3 breasts?

oh yeah... motorboating them wouldn't be as fun
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #15
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It reminds me of those two headed snakes and turtles!?!.....something on paper that was looking smart and fast but in reality its just plane wrong.

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can't wait to see it power slide on top gear...
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that one ugly ferrari/saleen/lambo/backwards semi-truck
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Never raced as 6 wheel cars were banned in 1983
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:34 PM   #21
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Please tell me this is a hoax. OTOH, imagine the traction a 6wd version would have.
there was a 6-wheeled chevy 2500 at a recent truck pull. wasnt jacked up or any goofy crap like that. just had some offroad tires in the stock size, but damn can that 6wd pull like a mofo.

edit: i was wrong, it was a ford. just found it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnPgd4vrHA4

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Old 12-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #22
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I'd drive that piece down to Meinke for their $69 brake special just to see their faces. Other than that, it is an abortion on wheels.
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Worked for the Stunticons...

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