The Interlagos concept is the work of
João Paulo Cunha Melo and Felipe Guimarães
Coelho at Wide
ID. The Interlagos is a modern interpretation of a
sports car sold in Brazil during the 60's.
The Interlagos was a sports car sold
in Brazil in the 1960s
The original Willys Interlagos was an authorized copy
of the legendary Renault Alpine. During the 1960's over
800 units were produced in three forms, berlinetta, coupe
and convertible. The Interlagos name was taken
from the famous São Paulo racetrack.
Using modern technology, like 3D modeling software, Wide
ID kept in mind the proportions and basic shape of the
original Interlagos, while at the same time up-dating
the construction methods, ergonomic layout and safety
Following the ideals of the original car which was intended
to be a low price sport car, the new Interlagos has been
designed to accommodate readily available Renault components
produced in Brazil. A 142 horsepower, 2.0 litre, 16 v,
four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox
sends power to the rear wheels.
Wide ID are currently seeking to bring the Interlagos
back to the streets, and have registered the trade mark
Interlagos name, as well as creating detailed packaging
models and production cost estimations, and identifying
potential suppliers and a market position.