Produced in a restricted sequence, the brand new Berardo is the work of Taraschi who, based mostly on the fashionable BMW i8, creates a automobile with an vintage flavour.

underneath is a BMW i8



Somewhat-known piece of Italian automotive historical past is again right now: we’re speaking about Taraschi, the workshop of the driving force and entrepreneur Berardo Taraschi who constructed over 100 vehicles between the late 40s and 1960s racing within the Sport, System 2 and System Junior classes. Profitable vehicles of their championships that joined the sports activities enterprises of the founder (who got here to take part in a number of System 1 GPs with a modified Ferrari single-seater), however which after his retirement from racing had been quickly forgotten by many. However sixty years later, the Modenese firm 1-Off specialised within the creation of distinctive items and Berardo Taraschi’s son, Tazio, have dropped at mild the Abruzzo model with a brand new sports activities automobile produced in a restricted sequence.



His title is Taraschi Berardo, after the founder, and is a 2 + 2 plug-in hybrid coupe constructed on the idea of the BMW i8. From the German, it inherits the carbon monocoque and the powertrain, revised within the exhaust and within the digital administration: the millecinque three-cylinder turbo (rear-central) and the electrical motor positioned on the entrance axle (powered by an 11.6 kWh battery pack) they ship a complete energy of 420 hp, over 55 hp greater than the manufacturing automobile. The modifications have additionally made it doable to save lots of round fifty kilos within the rear space for the advantage of weight distribution. On request, clients can then go for an extra enhance in energy to round 480 HP mixed with an elevated braking system (additionally of the carbon-ceramic sort).

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underneath is a BMW i8

A “kinship”, the one with the German hybrid, which pays homage to the primary two-seater of Taraschi, a 750 Sport powered by the BMW R75 boxer bike engine, however which “disappears” within the eyes of the observer as soon as in entrance of the design of the automobile: virtually thirty centimetres longer and greater than six centimetres wider, the Taraschi Berardo has an authentic physique manufactured from hand-beaten aluminium. A constructive technique that ideally connects the brand new automobile to the 1950s and which is created by High quality Vehicles, a physique store specializing within the restoration of classic vehicles. The shapes are rounded, devoid of showy aerodynamic appendages and spotlight the shapes of the wheel arches.



Even contained in the Taraschi Berardo, each floor of the passenger compartment has been revised: right here the connection with the BMW i8 is extra evident, however the buyer can request a whole overhaul of the dashboard design to make it much more distinctive the automobile. Every panel is roofed in leather-based and whereas the plastics and steel inserts have given strategy to mahogany wooden, one other reference to the vehicles of the previous. The Taraschi Berardo shall be inbuilt a restricted sequence to order at a beginning value of 800,000 euros.

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