In 1983, the racing car driver Fulvio Maria Ballabio founded “Monte Carlo Automobile” (MCA). The company has waited almost 20 years to come up with something new, the ALA 50, named after Prince Albert II, from Monaco, and his 50th anniversary.


In 1983, the racing car driver Fulvio Maria Ballabio founded the company “Monte Carlo Automobile” (MCA). In 1989, the enterprise came up with its only car, the Centenaire, with a cockpit entirely made of carbon fibre and a twin-turbo V12 engine pumping out 720 hp. Despite the nice specs, the car was not very successful (apparently, less than six were ever made). MCA has waited almost 20 years to come up with something new, the ALA 50, named after Prince Albert II, from Monaco, and his 50th anniversary, celebrated last March. Ala is also another name for wing, the aerodynamic system the car uses.

Instead of the previous twin-turbo V12 used in the Centenaire, the ALA 50 will be powered by a V8 that generates 650 hp. Unfortunately there is no additional information (or pictures) at MCA’s official website (www.montecarloautomobile.com), just a flash presentation trying to seduce new buyers. All we know about the new car was brought to us by Supercars.net. So we still do not know if the car will be light or fast enough to perform well at the 2010 edition of Le Mans 24 Hours Race. One thing is for sure: after the final race version is presented, later this year, a street legal version will be available under orders. Since Centenaire’s failure was blamed on the car’s design, MCA must hope the ALA 50 is considered to be a better looking car. Be our guest to comment on it.

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