Covini’s C6W is the world’s first and only 2-seat, 2-door supercar with 6 wheels, complete 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. Powering this unique vehicle is a 4.2L V8 engine that generates 420-horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque, good for a top speed of 185mph. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
“The four front wheels are mainly inspired by safety concerns. Two front wheels at each corner means a front tire blowout will not cause the vehicle to lose control because the other wheel can carry the weight of the vehicle and provide control while the driver brings it to a stop. Then there’s the additional stopping power afforded by four front disc brakes, and four tire footprints to transmit the force – although the individual area of each tire footprint is smaller than that of a traditional tire, the total area is greater,” according to Diseno-Art.