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Monday, November 14, 2022

The lost forgotten Fúria Lamborghini of Toni Bianco

~Lost ONES~ Indeed, the automotive world provides a lot of inspiration and motivation for those who have a strong passion for sports car design. And Italy is a country that can be considered as a mecca of beautiful car design, because that's where most of the talents of the automotive world come from.
The Fúria Lamborghini was built on the basis of the Lamborghini Miura back in 1972 by Toni Bianco of Fúria Auto Esporte Ltda. (Picture from: Autogen.pl)
For decades until now, the glorious of Italian sports cars have been attracting young talent from all-over the world came to the country, they interested in Alfa Romeo, Ferrari or Lamborghini cars and dreaming of designing ones. However, sometimes history takes the opposite direction. And that's what happened to Ottorino "Toni" Bianco, who was born in Venice in 1931. 
The Fúria Lamborghini only lasted one season on the Brazilian racing track before it was sold in late 1972 to a collector from Sorocaba. (Picture from: Autogen.pl)
The Italian-born gentleman started working in his cousin's workshop at the age of 21, then emigrated to Brazil in search of work. In short, apparently Bianco's fortunes were on the right track, when he took a job in a bodywork company in 1954, from where he was then brought to the racing track of the southern tip of the American continent. By the 1960s and 1970s, he had become one of the most important figures in Brazilian motorsport with dozens of cars under his belly.
The Fúria Lamborghini only raced in the "XIII 500 Quilômetros de Interlagos" in 1972, finishing in 8th place driven by Jayme Silva. (Picture from: MyLovelyCars)
In 1970, he opened the company of his own named Fúria Auto Esporte Ltda in São Paulo to manufacture racing vehicles under the Fúria marque. In total, at least at that time there were five cars that he managed to build by using Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, and Dodge engines. Then one of those Fúrias was built on the basis of the Lamborghini Miura.
The Fúria Lamborghini has a unique streamlined bodywork under the style of the Le Mans racing cars under a distinctive appearance that looks such nice combination of the Ferrari 512 M and Porsche 917. (Picture from: LienhardRacing Photography)
One of those Italian technological marvels found its way to the Fúria's plant shortly after being brought to Brazil. At that time the car was smashed to pieces after the owner destroyed it. To rebuild it, the car's original chassis was replaced with a chrome-molybdenum tubular cage, a new independent suspension was designed with elements from the original, the wheelbase was reduced to 234 centimeters.
The Fúria Lamborghini is powered by a mid-mounted V12 Miura's drivetrain with a displacement of 3.9 liters was not forced for the greater power of the series. (Picture from: LienhardRacing Photography)
Furthermore, to make it what it looks like right now, so everything was covered in a unique streamlined bodywork under the style of the Le Mans racing cars with a distinctive appearance that looks such nice combination of the Ferrari 512 M and Porsche 917.
The Fúria Lamborghini's engine capable spew out power of around 370 hp to made a car weight of only 750 kilograms should be able to exceed up to 320 kph. (Picture from: LienhardRacing Photography)
Then the rebuilt sports car is powered by a mid-mounted V12 drivetrain with a displacement of 3.9 liters was not forced for the greater power of the series. The engine above capable spew out power of around 370 hp to made a car weight of only 750 kilograms should be able to exceed up to 320 kph. Not bad, isn't it?
Today, the Fúria Lamborghini remains abandoned in a garage of a mansion in São Paulo as part of a legal dispute. (Picture from: Autogen.pl)
Lamborghini's rage only lasted one season on the Brazilian racing track. It raced the "XIII 500 Quilômetros de Interlagos" in 1972, finishing in 8th place driven by Jayme Silva. Shortly after that the car was sold in late 1972 to a car collector from Sorocaba. The custom-built racing car is then adjusted in such a way as to become the road-legal car for ordinary road traffic.
According to the latest know info about the car, it remains abandoned in a garage of a mansion in São Paulo as part of a legal dispute.😢 Meanwhile the maestro, Toni Bianco is known to continue to make another sports cars like the Fúria GT for FNM, and he was last known launched his first car to bear his name Bianco S in the 1974.  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOGEN.PL | RACEDEPARTMENT | RETROAUTO ]
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