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Old 17th March 2005, 01:48   #1
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Thumbs up geneva motor show 2005 show-stopper!

hey all you tech guys...figure this one out.

i am seeing this for the first time. i guess - it's all about better grip and handling

though can someone throw some light on this baby???

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http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/geneva-...c6w-035216.php





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Old 17th March 2005, 16:22   #2
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OH YUCK THAT IS ONE GHASTLY LOOKING THING

More info anyone( sorry dont know anything about this one)
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Old 18th March 2005, 10:22   #3
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What the hell is that??!!! Look like a cross between a VERY UGLY praying mantis and a truck with the turning wheels in the wrong place!!! Absolutely gross.
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Old 18th March 2005, 11:29   #4
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Default PMI-Covini C6W

Wow,

I remeber reading about this car some three years ago and wondering if it would ever make it to an auto show. It was a concept in 2001 I believe. I know it's a little hard to look at, but it has it's reasons. Imagine having 4 front wheels to give you traction when you accelerating hard. The 4 front wheels were also designed to give better grip and safety.

Don't think it will ever make it to production, but it is a fast car..
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Old 18th March 2005, 20:02   #5
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Thumbs down Yuck

that is very freaking ugly
a bul;lock cart looks more dignified to that
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that is very freaking ugly
a bul;lock cart looks more dignified to that
What ugly...I liked it a lot...its looking so cute....
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Old 18th March 2005, 23:19   #7
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Cool ok

good

thats what i thought

cheers.....
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Old 18th March 2005, 23:25   #8
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how would this help?!?
The only way I could see it help in this car is that there is more "grip" on the front end!!

They compared it with the Tyrrell P34. But thats not the answer, coz the Tyrrell team did this for a major reason. The reason being that in open-wheel racing there is tooo much air resistance in the front end due to the tyres. So what Tyrrell did was made the wheels/tyres smaller so that they could be inside the front wing. and not cause much trouble. Because the contact patch of the tyres reduced, they added two more tyres just behind them that could also be steered.
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btw,

according to the covini website. they have got sponsorship from some co. in the geneva motorshow to take this car to production!

now we'll see really what people around the world think about it's ugliness
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Question How do you turn this car?

I can't figure out how to turn this car, you can't turn both the front wheels. Unless the steering is done from the rear wheel...

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This is the Covini C6W and..............you can turn all 4 wheels.

Here's how it's done.


Technical Specifications :

ENGINE: rear, longitudinal, 8 cylinder in V formation, 4 valves per cylinder, naturally aspirated, petrol direct injection Bosch-motronic.
CAPACITY: 4200 cc
MAX POWER: 380 PS (260KW) at 6400 rpm
MAX TORQUE: about 450 Nm (45.9 Kgm) at 2700 rpm
TRANSMISSION: rear wheel drive transaxle
GEARBOX: mechanical 6-speed + reverse. Manual and electro-hydraulic steeringwheel mounted
servo
CHASSIS: steel tubular with carbon fibre reinforcements and structural parts
SUSPENSION: independent front and rear wishbones
WHEELS AND TYRES: front 16in wheels with 215/45-16 tyres; rear 20in with 345/25-20 tyres
BRAKES: front and rear vented Brembo discs. Bosch servo and electronic brake distribution
BODYWORK: glass fibre and carbon fibre
DIMENSIONS:length 4180mm; width 1990mm; height 1080mm; wheelbase2230mm/2750mm (to foremost/middle front transaxle); front track 1540mm; rear track
1620mm ; dry weight 1150Kg
TOP SPEED: 300Kph (185mph)


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That looks rather odd. May be it is steered by rear wheels as you said.

But, I think it should be possible to steer by turning both set of front wheels as well, albeit with different angles.
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Is the rear wheel bigger than the front ones ??

Btw I have more pics of the car(they are from the same show as shown in 1st pic).
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Is the rear wheel bigger than the front ones ??
Yup, front wheels are 16" and the rear ones are 20".

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the addition 2 wheel and its steering help the car perform in anyway ?
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