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Saturday, May 7, 2016

One of Brazilian's classic streamlined sports cars

Bianco is a Brazilian automotive company which was officially established at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show 1976. The company was founded by Ottorino (Toni) Bianco, a famous Brazilian racing car designer and is considered the first car designer for Formula 3 Brazil.

Bianco then produce cars with the body that utilizing the combination of reinforced plastic and fiberglass materials, while the machines and mechanisms taken from Volkswagen. The most important and best known models from these manufacturers are Bianco S 'Furia' and Bianco Tarpan.
1976 Bianco S 'Furia'. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsnTd)
By taking inspiration from the European style and design guidelines handbuilt, Bianco S 'Furia' produced only about 20 units per month. Bianco S is also featured in a number of international auto show, and became famous because of the unique body shape and sporty..

Furia is also recognized as a model of Bianco's most well known (especially in Brazil and most of South America), and is regarded as the top models of the company. In its inaugural debut at the New York Auto Show 1976, it was reported that more than 180 units of Bianco S 'Furia' were sold, it marked the highest sales achievement only a few months after the company was established.
Interior view of 1976 Bianco S 'Furia'. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsnTd)
Bianco enjoyed their success in the Brazilian automotive market in the mid-1970s, but unfortunately because of disagreements among several owners, then Bianco was eventually forced to shut down by the end of 1979.
Engine compartement of 1976 Bianco S 'Furia'. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsnTd)
Bianco S 'Furia' has a body made of reinforced plastic that combined with fiberglass material, featuring flowing design lines and is dominated by the large glass, front trunklid, large side door and the rear lights are adopted from some models of GM cars in that era.
Rear side view of 1976 Bianco S 'Furia'. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZsnTd)
In addition, Bianco S 'Furia' has many safety features such as roll bars and sheetmetal seat on both sides to reduce the impact of collisions. These cars produced by handmade, and featuring distinctive features such as the wooden steeringwheel, bucket seats, center console, large-sized wheels and luxurious leather seats.

For the machinery sector, Bianco S 'Furia' powered by a horizontal four-cylinder, air-cooled engine from Volkswagen with a capacity of 1,600 cc, and dual carburetors adopted from the VW Beetle. This machine is capable of spewing the power up to 65 horsepower, with acceleration from 0-100 km/h within 17.7 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 146 km/h.
Now the car is fairly rare, with a population of about 186 units were ever built, is currently estimated there are only about 50 units of Bianco S 'Furia' remaining, and most of them in Brazil and several countries in South America and the United States. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BRING A TRAILLER]
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