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Sunday, November 22, 2015

One of Michelotti's iconic cars

Ferrari Meera S is a sports car prototype that was built by the famous Italian automotive designer, Giovanni Michelotti in 1982. Ferrari 'Speciale' which was just built one unit was built and named by the King of Arabia’s son, Prince Saoud in honor of his fiance.
1983 Ferrari Meera S Michelotti. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1iQ1Roh)
Ferrari Meera S built based on the Ferrari 400i and has many 'unusual' features for the period, including dual air conditioning, electric sunroof, a unique 'space age' style instrument of Michelotti Technica, 4 wipers pinned up in its windows: front, side and rear.
Right side view of 1983 Ferrari Meera S Michelotti. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KjW70v)
Additionally, Meera S is also equipped with a TV camera that replaces the rearview mirror, a built-in radar, as well as the latest high-tech sound system. For its engine performance, Meera S is also equipped with a unique air exchange system, which is embedded in the door and other exterior parts.
Dashboard view of 1983 Ferrari Meera S Michelotti. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1WKknRN)
Ferrari Meera S uses a V12 engine with a capacity of 4,823 cc, which is able to burst the power up to 340 hp at 6,400 rpm, with torque of 392 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The engine combined with 3-acceleration Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmission system.
Rear side view of 1983 Ferrari Meera S Michelotti. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1iQ1Roh)
With a weight of 1,800 kg, Meera S can be driven up to a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The car is also equipped with independent suspension, double wishbone and coil springs at the front and rear. Meera S has dimensions of length 4,810 mm, width 1,800 mm, height 1,315 mm with a 2,700 mm wheelbase.
Ferrari Meera S is one of the Michelotti's iconic cars at 1980s, which also became the last Ferrari built by the Italian automobile designer before his death in January 1980. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARILIFE.COM]
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