The eight two-cylinder pairs were positioned around the crankcase. Makes sense, but it is missing something in this day and age where lines have blurred as technology advances and even everyday cars seem sporty. Hypercars are the stick against which all cars are meant to be measured. True sports cars will have minimal cargo space, minimal seating and performance characteristics that drive most of the decision making car companies went through to build it. Trossi had many exciting hobbies:

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SUVs harnesses utility attributes and powerful engine performance. With the problems uncorrectable without a serious redesign, the car proved too dangerous and it was never raced.

Built by Augusto Camillo Pietro Monaco and funded by race driver Count Carlo Felice Trossi, the Monaco Trossi was a front-wheel drive car powered by an air cooled, cylinder, two-stroke radial engine. Front tires were 5. Mercedes-BenzAlfa Romeo and, briefly, Maserati. During a spirited morning drive there is nothing better than a big engine, small car and open top heaven. A vintage shot of the Monaco Trossi at Monza. By continuing to use this site you agree to these cookies.

Also note the rafing plugs extending out of the engine cowl.

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The vehicle weighed about kg 1, lb. Whether these features were designed by Willie White or Carlo Trossi, they were trend setting and later adopted by French design houses. The crankshaft was a three-piece design and the crankcase was made of duralumin. Cookies This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The cylinders were arranged in two rows of eight with each front row cylinder and rear row cylinder paired together.


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A clear view of the two four-pipe manifolds taking the exhaust to the rear of the car. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. These manifolds led to two long exhaust pipes that extended under the car and exited behind the rear wheels.

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All hypercars are supercars, but not coujt supercars are hypercars. The overheating problem was no doubt exaserbated by those front exhaust manifolds blocking air from the racinv. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The air cooled, cylinder, two-stroke radial engine was mounted at the very front of the car.

The eight two-cylinder pairs were positioned around the crankcase. Rare view of the Monaco Trossi under its own power at Monza in However, once the engine was built, tests revealed so many problems that Agnelli and FIAT withdrew their support, leaving Monaco in search of new financial and manufacturing assistance.


Our feature car was purchased by Trossi after its competition career was over and he sent it, chassis rxcingto Willie White who fashioned a body of steel.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. They had rwcing brilliant racing career and were praised for their famous history. Monaco convinced race driver Count Felice Trossi, who was a successful member of the Alfa Romeo team, to become a partner in the project providing financial and manufacturing support.

Notify me of new comments via email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carlo Felice Trossi. Trossi was born in BiellaItaly. Luxury and sports car makes are increasingly launching SUVs to their well-heeled clients.

A race-car level of performance is just the first hurdle and not the only qualifier. Notify me of new posts via email.