Rossin-Bertin Aims to Launch New Supercar

Look around and pie in the sky supercar projects are not hard to find. We’re glad to see independent companies trying to dream up new creations though, and some actually make it through to production.

Companies like Tesla and Fisker that seemed unlikely to ever make it are around and working on new products (with the support of the government, but we digress).

A new company aiming to join the ranks of Ferrari and Lamborghini in the exotic car realm is Brazilian company Rossin-Bertin.

Their first model, the Vorax, is slated to make its debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show later this month. For now there is just renderings and specifications of the car for us to check out.

The company Rossin-Bertin gets its name from the two founders of the company. The project is the creation of Chief Executive Officer and designer Fharys Rossin and Natalino Bertin Jr.

The team isn’t lacking in automotive or business experience – Rossin is an ex-designer at General Motors and Bertin is heir to Brazil’s Bertin Group.

The Vorax features a carbon fiber body and aluminum chassis, for a resulting curb weight of 2,866 pounds. The car is powered by the 5.0-liter V-10 engine from the BMW M5.

Rossin-Bertin’s calculations peg the Vorax’s 0-62 mph time at 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 204 mph for the 570 horsepower model. The 750 hp supercharged model completes the dash to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 231 mph.

The company is planning to start production late next year or early 2012 at a plant in Blumenau, Brazil. A convertible model is set to arrive a year later.

Once it goes into production, the Vorax won’t exactly be a bargain – the car is expected to come in at around $409,836, with around 500-1000 cars produced per year.

About The Author

Tony Pimpo is a young automotive journalist who lives in Northern California. He believes the future of the automotive industry will depend in a large part on the recommendation of enthusiasts and Generation Y. More than ever, automakers lately have realized the power of Gen Y. Not only in regards to buying power, but in driving opinion and spreading a brand’s message through the internet and various forms of social media. His appreciation for cars formed at an early age, thanks to his dad, who has always been involved with cars in different ways over the years. Tony has contributed to various websites in his pursuits, and is on staff at GMInsideNews, where he has been writing since the age of 12.

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