Willys AW 380 Features Retrotastic Looks, Impressive Speed
In 1960, Italian coach builders Maggiora and Viotti rolled out a sports car based on the Renault Alpine A108. It was called the Willys Interlagos, and was considered by many to be Brazil’s first true sports car. They built about 822 units between 1962 and 1966 before calling it quits. Now, Maggiora and Viotti are reviving their Willys brand with a very special, very unique new car. It’s called the AW 380, and it’s a lovely throwback to the original Alpine-based sportscar of the 60s. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Willys AW 380
Unveiled today at the Essen Motor Show, the AW 380 features a 3.8-liter six-cylinder, bi-turbo engine producing 610 horsepower. The body is comprised entirely of carbon fiber, keeping the total curb weight at only 2,976 lbs.
And this thing actually goes as good as it looks. It comes with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed paddle-shift gearbox that allows it to reach 0-62 mph in only 2.7 seconds, on to a top speed of 212 mph.
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Only 110 examples will be built, with the first few going on sale next month. For that kind of heritage and performance in a single package, you’ll be dishing out €380,000 ($468,000).
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