The Brazillian design studio AmoritzGT, headed by ex-Volkswagen designer Fernando Morita, has just unveiled their prototype supercar which was commissioned by William Denis Rosset as an extravagant gift for his father Donino Rosset.
The AmoritzGT DoniRosset isn’t just some fancy fiberglass body draped over a floppy ladder-frame steel chassis either. It’s a carbon-fiber bodied, aluminium-chassis piece of artwork powered by a Dodge Viper-sourced twin-turbocharged 8.4 litre V10 hooked up to a six-speed sequential transmission. That’s pretty impressive stuff for a company which was only founded six years ago, and who’s boss is only 31.
The prototype took a staggering 35,000 man-hours to complete, and all the work was carried out by a team of just six people. While it was initially developed as a one-off creation, the DoniRosset has now gathered enough interest to make a limited production run viable. Just 50 will be built, with five already ordered. The price? More than $1 million each.
Design features of the AmoritzGT DoniRosset include a central driver’s seat with two passenger seats set further behind, LED lighting both front and back, five centrally positioned exhausts pipes, and a logo plated in 24 karat gold with two emerald stones either side.
Fernando Morita comments on his design: “The one-box body is in two-tone to emphasize the reference to a F1 car, where the dark parts give the idea of structural basis and the lighter color a second skin. The main theme was to merge form and function, then all the lines used are directly related to the mechanical parts. The interior and exterior are also connected, seeking simplicity and direction of lines converging to the pilot.”
AmoritzGT DoniRossi Specifications:
Engine: mid-mounted 8.4 litre V10
Transmission: Mendeola six-speed sequential transmission
Power: 1,007 horsepower (ethanol fueled)
Suspension: double wishbone with pushrod
Wheels: 20″ front / 22″ rear