(from Fuore Design Press Release)
Be it in the animal kingdom or in the urban jungle: the jaguar stands
for elegance, matched with power and intelligence. Characteristics that
add to the sovereignty with which these automotive felines command
respect on all roads. These values formed the inspiration for FUORE
DESIGN’s design study: the XF 10, to be revealed on the Barcelona Motor
Show at the end of April.
The FUORE DESIGN team, above all Erwin
Himmel, have developed a racy sports car: driven by the sporting
spectacle of the Grand Prix world, and the great English make’s
traditional values. The XF 10’s presence leaves no room for doubt:
Surrounded by the scent of Formula One. A two-seater, given, but
unmistakably demanding nonetheless.
Pure power, dynamism added, exclusively
clothed: a creation that is perfect for the exclusive followers of fast
and beautiful legends.
The X is a tribute to the legendary
two-seaters that made their way from Coventry to the most beautiful
boulevards of the world in the 50’s. The F points to the idea’s origins–
Formula One, and the concluding 10 is a reference to the car’s 10
cylinders – the configuration of the engine common to Formula One.
Erwin Himmel, initiator of the XF 10
design study, was fully aware of the goal before even the first stroke:
“The technical nature of Formula One had to find clear expression in the
form of the car and be accentuated through unmistakable performance.
Also: Performance that builds on a history of success is much more
credible. It is a virtue that also implies the highest demands on
safety. With the XF 10 we have designed ourselves a dream car.”
The XF 10, a two-seated sports car
equipped with a 10-cylinder engine, 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC, 7000 cc and
640 HP, raises expectations with excellent projected performance data: 0
to 62 mp/h in 3.8 seconds. Top speeds should lie at around 210 mp/h,
should speed not be limited.
The dimensions: 4.55 metres long, 1.98
metres wide and 121 centimetres low. The total package weighs in at 1350
kg. Conceived in Barcelona by FUORE DESIGN, built in Turin by Modarte.
In the capable hands of Stefano Ardagna, one of the most prominent
Italian prototype constructors, the company put the XF 10 on the road
and honed it to perfection for the show.