View Full Version : Picchio Daytona Prototype

05-06-2005, 12:09 PM
Picchio Daytona Prototype<p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/news/02-medium/picchio-daytona-prototype.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.picchio.com/english/Work/im_dp2/DP_apr05_72px2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.picchio.com/english/Work/im_dp2/DSC_0847.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Abruzzo-based Italian sports car maker Picchio Cars is set to begin importing its race and track-day cars into the UK and USA. With extensive race experience in series such as the Italian Hill Climb Championship and Grand Am Daytona Prototype series, the company currently manufactures two models, and intends to put two others into production. <p>Its current race cars are the CN and SR2, open two-seaters with 3.0-litre six-cylinder power as standard and a variety of other engine options. They're certified for various race series, such as the Le Mans Endurance Series, or they make expensive track-day specials. <p>The two new cars are dubbed Light and Daytona Prototype. Also to be certified by the FIA for use in sports car championships, Picchio is, interestingly, promising some road-legal versions of these cars. The Light gets either 1.6 or 2.0-litre Honda power, and may make an interesting Radical rival, while the Daytona Prototype is a fixed-head two seater coupĀ, with 4.9-litre BMW V8 power.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>

05-09-2005, 01:20 PM
Maybe it's not bad at all but I don't like those "decoration" like the wing on the bonnet.

05-10-2005, 08:09 AM
what's with the giant airdam in the front with no opening for airflow? Maybe it doubles up as a really fast snow plow? Can someone explain how that set-up is supposed to work.

05-10-2005, 03:09 PM
I think that this is just a prototype of the real prototype, even so, the bottom of the airdam looks like its mesh and could help bring in air.

05-12-2005, 09:00 PM
That front wing definitely has a purpose and for a midengined car its no problem if there's no air passage in front except its 430 modena that has its radiator in front. This is a similar setup to the F1 based 1992 Yamaha OX99-11<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.mcarsweb.com/yamaha/ox9911.jpg" BORDER="0">

05-22-2005, 11:41 PM
Hahaha.. if you look at the two yellow pictures, looks like a VW bug with TONS of ground effects .

05-23-2005, 12:13 AM
i dont c it....<p>Anywayz that a crazy looks concept.... very aerodynamic looking