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Italians roll out six-wheeled supercar

It’s been a long time coming – over 30 years since the first designs – and has suffered multiple delays, most recently in 2008. But at last Italian motoring company Covini are ready to put their six-wheeled, £50,000 supercar the C6W into production.

  • The four front wheels serve a number of purposes. There’s better grip and improved braking, less chance of the tyres deflating and, should you accidentally prang it, more absorption of any frontal impact.
  • The engine is an Audi-sourced 4.2litre V8. It produces 434hp and 346lb/ft and is capable of propelling the car to a top speed in excess of 185mph.
  • The body is nearly 14ft long and made out of carbon fibre over a tubular steel frame. This ensures, that despite the extra weight from the wheels, it’s relatively light, weighing less than 2,646lb.
  • The C6W is rear wheel drive. Those wheels are 20 inches in diameter, compared with 15 inches for the front four. All six wheels come with vented Brembo brake discs and electronic brake distribution to maximise stopping power while maintaining control of the vehicle.