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Uragano: The Hand-Made Italian Super Car

Motoring Channel Staff - 17/Apr/2008

Uragano Sports Car
Uragano Sports Car

Uragano Sports Car
The Uragano was hand-crafted by 47-year-old
Italian, Filandri Moreno. It took 4 years to build

Uragano Sports Car
Powered by a 4.2-litre V8 turbocharged engine with
no acoustic protection, the Uragano would be loud

Uragano Sports Car
The design appears to be inspired by various
Ferrari sports car, including the Testarossa

Italy — Italian's love their super cars - especially home grown exotics.

Drive through any small Italian town in a brand new Lamborghini Gallardo and even a classic Ferrari 250 GTO and you'll met with huge smiles from men, women and children.

One Italian man by the name of Filandri Moreno embraced the dream of owning of an Italian super car and with his own bare hands - quite literally - crafted this one-off mid-engined sports car.

The Uragano's chassis was entirely hand-crafted by the 47-year-old Italian man. 

We're talking hand-beaten panels with an untreated finish, home-made suspension and and even a hand-built frame to which everything is bolted.

According to sources, Mr Moreno even built the brakes himself, which would have been a nightmare to craft symmetrically in a backyard garage.

Australia has it's own home-grown super car, the E-Vade, which made its debut at the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show, but it is strictly a track car.

Uragano means 'hurricane' in Italian, and Moreno spent around four years creating the vehicle - roughly the time it takes to get a business degree.

Power for the mid-engined rear-wheel drive Uragano comes from an 4.2-litre Audi V8 which is given a power boost thanks to a turbo system.

No performance figures for the Uragano have been divulged, and because it's unlikely to have been wind tunnel tested high speed stability could be iffy. 

But you have to hand it to Moreno - hand building a super car is an amazing feat. You can see the welding on the external body panels and the air intakes on the Uragano's doors leading to the engine (click the images for larger versions to see the details).

The styling of the vehicle appears to have been influenced by Italy's most famous sports car marque, Ferrari, especially the cockpit and front end design. 

The rear of the car has a more individual character however, with diagonally slanted brake lights and exhaust outlets.

Moreno has no plans to develop more cars, keeping the run to a solitary single unit.

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