Thursday, May 15, 2008

800 hp Phoenix GT/Uirapuru super car

The Uirapuru, also known as the Brasinca 4200 GT, is a 60s sports car that has a very interesting history. Created in 1964 by Rigoberto Soler, the car was produced in only 76 units, which makes it a very rare car. Also, rumors say that its design inspired the famous Jensen Interceptor. Its name, Uirapuru, comes from a very rare Amazonian bird whose song is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

Now, after more than 40 years, looks like some one wants to bring the Uirapuru back. And that someone is André Soler (no blood connection to Rigoberto Soler, the creator of the original Uirapuru), who partnered with GT Racers and tries to create a new, modern super car. However, like every small producer, the main problems are the financial one. Though some negotiations were taken with some Arab investors, they couldn’t agree on the terms of the cooperation so now the car’s development is pretty slow, not even reaching the prototype stage.

When it will be produced, the prototype will be 3,93 m long, 1,90 m wide and 1,17 m high, with a wheelbase of 2,73 m and it will be powered by a Judd GV5 Sports Racing V8 engine, that generates over 600 hp when running until 7,800 rpm and more that 800 hp when running at up to 10,000 rpm. Besides that, the creators are also thinking of creating the Uirapuru with a GM 3.6 liter V6 Alloytec engine.

Overall, a very interesting concept and we’ll keep you update once we get more info on the Uirapuru. Meanwhile, check out more renderings of the car after the jump.

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