Lobini H1 is a sports car offering from Brazil. Work began on
the project back in 1998, with the goal of making a competitive
sports care using homegrown talent and resources. The first
production Lobini H1's were delivered in 2005, and the company
hopes to eventually manufacture up to 100 cars per year, while
also using some cars for competition racing. The Lobini name
is a combination of the owners of the company, José Orlando
Arrochela Lobo and Fábio Birolini.
Each Lobini H1 can be personalised on order, with the buyer
able to specify exterior color - from over 10,000 options -
and an even greater choice over interior materials such as leather
and carpeting. Lobini hope no two cars will ever be the same.
The mid-mounted, turbocharged,
1.8 litre, 4 cylinder
engine from Volkswagen Brasil Ltd. develops 180 horsepower @
5700 rpm. Mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox it is capable of
taking the Lobini H1 up to 60 mph in under 6 seconds, going
on to a top speed of around 140 mph.
The tubular chassis of the Lobini H1 provides support for the
composite bodywork and protection for the two occupants, while
the one-piece removable roof panel can be stored on the rear
deck in good weather.
Features of the Lobini H1 include:
- 4 wheel vented disk brakes
- Fully independent suspension
- 17" alloy wheels
- 'Engine Start' button
- Air conditioning
- Alpine CD player
- MOMO steering wheel