C6W is an Italian 2-seat, 2-door sports coupé with a removable roof section. Inspiration for the car was taken from the 1976 Tyrrell P34, which had two pairs of smaller front wheels, a principle applied to the C6W. The project was started in 1974 but abandoned shortly after, and left dormant into the 1980s due to the lack of availability of low-profile tires at the time. In 2003 the project was revived and in 2004 the C6W was shown in prototype form. In 2005 a slightly revised version debuted at the Salon International de l’Auto, featuring new wheels, new roof structure and a refreshed interior, and went into limited production of 6-8 cars per year, as a result of a tie-up between PMI and Covini Engineering.
C6W project is pointed in the direction of new research into active and passive safety. This aspect encouraged the interest of many companies in its development.
… and performances …
4 steering front wheels permit to increase braking, comfort and directional stability. Besides, the lightness of the car (less then 1200Kg), due to its essentiality, can give superb driving sensations.
- Drive wheels: RWD
- Construction: Fiberglass and carbon fiber body over tubular steel frame
- Front brakes: Brembo disc brakes, with ABS
- Fuel feed: Direct petrol injection
- Total displacement: 4.2 L (256.3 in³)
- Maximum power: 325 kW (440 bhp) @ 6400 rpm
- Maximum torque: 470 N·m (346 lb·ft) @ 2700 rpm
- TOP SPEED: 300Kph (185mph)
- DIMENSIONS: length 4180mm; width 1990mm; height 1080mm; wheelbase 2230mm/2750mm (to foremost/middle front transaxle); front track 1540mm; rear track 1620mm ; dry weight 1150Kg
- WHEELS AND TYRES: front 15in wheels with 205/45-15 tyres; rear 20in with 345/25-20 tyres
- SUSPENSION: independent front and rear wishbones
- CHASSIS: steel tubular with carbon fibre reinforcements and structural parts
- GEARBOX: mechanical 6-speed + reverse. Manual and electro-hydraulic steeringwheel mounted servo