Uragano: The Hand-Made Italian Super Car
Channel Staff - 17/Apr/2008
Uragano Sports Car
The Uragano was hand-crafted by 47-year-old
Italian, Filandri Moreno. It took 4 years to build
Powered by a 4.2-litre V8 turbocharged engine with
no acoustic protection, the Uragano would be loud
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.
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.
talking hand-beaten panels with an untreated finish, home-made
suspension and and even a hand-built frame to which everything is
According to sources, Mr Moreno even built the brakes
himself, which would have been a nightmare to craft symmetrically in a
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.
means 'hurricane' in Italian, and Moreno spent around four years
creating the vehicle - roughly the time it takes to get a business
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.
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).
styling of the vehicle appears to have been influenced by Italy's most
famous sports car marque, Ferrari, especially the cockpit and front end
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.
- E-Vade (2008)
- Bolwell Nagari (2008)
- Ferrari F430 Spider (Road Test)
- Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 4 (2008)