If you hear the Willys brand, of course you immediately imagine the figure of the legendary American jeep, but this time you are wrong. And the Willys car that we will discuss this time is an original Italian supercar.
The Willys AW380 Berlineta by Carrozzeria Viotti is a modern interpretation of the Alpine A108 – more specifically, the Brazilian version, which enjoyed an impressive racing career in the 1960s. Thanks to an agreement with Willys-Overland, the Alpine A108 was manufactured from 1962 to 1966 in Brazil – and renamed the Willys Interlagos.
In total, over 800 Berlinetas were created (yes, written with only one ‘t’), along with coupés and convertibles. Race drivers such as the Fittipaldi brothers, Luis Pereira Bruno, Bird Clemente, Wilsinho and other champions of the Brazilian golden age achieved several podium finishes with the car.
|2015 Willys AW308 Berlineta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOFEBf)|
|1964 Willys Interlagos A108 Berlinetta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wNL3Z8)|
|Left side view of 2015 Willys AW308 Berlineta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOFEBf)|
|Rear right side view of 2015 Willys AW308 Berlineta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOFEBf)|
The car starts already entered into the production line in January 2015, as a limited run of 110. The sports car is powered by a 3.8-litre, six-cylinder biturbo, promising power of 610 hp and a sprint from 0 to 100 kph (62mph) in 2.5 seconds. The top speed is expected to be around 340 kph.
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