1999 Sbarro GT1100.000-200.000 EUR - No Reserve

Sbarro GT1 

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Unregistered
Chassis n° GT 1 99

- Collection of an enthusiast of Supercars
- One-off
- Extravagant and powerful
- The culmination of Franco Sbarro's work

Reference Number 513025

as of 1/17/2018

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Salon Rétromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1999 Sbarro GT1
VIN GT 1 99 
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Known History

As a mechanic at first, notably in the prestigious Scuderia Filipinetti, Franco Sbarro soon moved into the design of sports cars. This brilliant designer and inventor gave the world the hub-less wheel, as well as the "dual frame" chassis, as implemented on the car that we are offering.

In 1999, Franco Sbarro decided to pay tribute to the Mercedes CLK GTR by developing his own interpretation of a supercar powered by an engine from the marque with the star. With reference to the queen of endurance class at the time, the car was named GT1. Franco Sbarro wanted to lead the design and the development of the car as a part of his school's exercise at Grandson. The result was a two-seater coupe, whose steel tube chassis adopted the "dual frame" technique, so dear to Sbarro. This complex structure was made up of two "half-chassis" that gave the car optimal handling and comfort. The front and rear suspensions had a "multilink" type geometry. The elytra doors and the prominent rear wing were part of a deliberately exuberant style that was based on a very aggressive design. A surprising feature was that the driver could not adjust his seat: it was the adjustable pedals that came to him!

The car was powered by a Mercedes-Benz V8 of 7.4L, developing 450bhp and mated to a ZF mechanical gearbox. With a weight of 1350 kg, the GT1 claimed a max speed of 325 km/h, with a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.9 seconds. The car was sold when it was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show, before being exhibited at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the same year.

Extravagance, advanced technical development, a one-off car, these are a few qualifiers to define this car, extraordinary in the literal sense of the word...

 

 

 

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