They were designed by Ferdinand Porsche and became known as White Elephants for their brute force. By continuing to use this site you agree to these cookies. The vehicle weighed about kg 1, lb. Cookies This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. SUVs harnesses utility attributes and powerful engine performance.

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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Now, a newer and even sportier supercar makers are getting involved. This Formula One biographical article is a stub. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The engine produced hp kW at 6, rpm. Today it seems people are quick to apply the supercar moniker to a wide range of cars the Nissan GT-R and Corvette Z06 are not supercars folks. Trossi had many exciting hobbies: Behind the engine were two Zoller M superchargers providing a pressure of 0.

Mercedes-Benz SSK

Our feature car was purchased by Trossi after its competition career was over and he sent it, chassis numberto Willie White who fashioned a body of steel.

Monaco convinced race driver Count Felice Trossi, who was a successful member of the Alfa Romeo team, to become a partner in the project providing financial and manufacturing support.

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The cylinders were arranged in two rows of eight with each front row cylinder and rear row cylinder paired together.

It is really hard for a supercar to qualify as a hypercar.

Carlo Felice Trossi

The air cooled, cylinder, two-stroke radial engine was mounted at the very front of the car. The aircraft-type spaceframe chassis was made with 4 cm 1. The eight two-cylinder pairs were positioned around the crankcase.

It is heating up. The car was a spectacular failure and never raced in a Grand Prix event. While still emerging, the electric sports cars category is starting to turn out some gems. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Racihg by Augusto Camillo Pietro Monaco and funded by race driver Count Carlo Felice Trossi, xount Monaco Trossi was a front-wheel drive car powered by an air cooled, cylinder, two-stroke radial engine. A vintage shot of the Monaco Trossi at Monza.

Supposedly, Count Trossi bought coun sold this car several times from when he first registered it in through Also note the spark plugs extending out of the engine cowl. Whether these features were designed by Willie White or Carlo Trossi, they were trend setting and later adopted by French design houses.

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One of the oddest Grand Prix race cars ever built was the Monaco Trossi. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat A clear view of the two four-pipe manifolds taking the exhaust to the rear of the car.

It featured a cylinder, two-stroke cycle, two-row radial, air-cooled engine and an aircraft-like body designed by Augusto Monaco.

Mercedes-Benz SSK – Wikipedia

Convertible sports cars can be small, light and lithe like the Raving MX-5 or hypercar performance monsters like the Speciale Spyder or Lamborghini Aventador roadster. A self diagnosed car nut who loves all things sports cars, motor racing and speed related. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

All hypercars are supercars, but not all supercars are hypercars. Exhaust gases discharged into two four-pipe manifolds on the trsosi of the engine. This biographical article related to Italian auto racing is a stub.