You’ve heard of Lamborghini, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat from Italy, but what about Covini? Back in 1974, Ferruccio Covini originally came up with the idea of manufacturing a six-wheeled supercar, but unfortunately, low-profile tires were not available at the time, so the project was cancelled, that is until…the 1980s, when hydro-pneumatic suspensions were developed. However, high costs and various other hindrances further delayed the 6SW / C6W project until the 1990s. Read more for a video and additional information.
Around the 1990s was when new technologies and airbags encouraged investors to fund the project. In 2005, a slightly revamped version debuted at the Salon International de l’Auto, complete with new wheels, roof structure and interior, all powered by a rear-mounted, 4200 cc 8-cylinder engine capable of hitting a top speed of 186 mph. Today, the 6SW / C6W is completely street-legal, but the €600,000 price tag can quickly sky rocket if you were to customize it to y our liking.
Generally the people who see this car for the first time are amazed – they simply can’t believe what they’re seeing,” said Ferruccio.