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DiMora Motorcar's Vicci 6.2 Convertible blends classic style and new tech

DiMora Motorcar's Vicci 6.2 Co...
What's old is new again – the Vicci 6.2 Convertible
What's old is new again – the Vicci 6.2 Convertible
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What's old is new again – the Vicci 6.2 Convertible
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What's old is new again – the Vicci 6.2 Convertible
The "base model" features a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the GM 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission
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The "base model" features a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the GM 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission
The car also sports a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a carbon fiber body
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The car also sports a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a carbon fiber body
The 2,820-lb (1,279-kg) convertible can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a claimed four seconds
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The 2,820-lb (1,279-kg) convertible can go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a claimed four seconds
The better-endowed Vicci 6.2 HS version features a 556-hp GM LS-A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, with a GM 4L85-E 4-speed automatic transmission or an optional 6-speed manual transmission
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The better-endowed Vicci 6.2 HS version features a 556-hp GM LS-A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, with a GM 4L85-E 4-speed automatic transmission or an optional 6-speed manual transmission
The Vicci from the back
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The Vicci from the back
Twenty-five of the cars will be festooned with autographed original exterior artwork by Taiwanese artist Master Lee Sun-Don
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Twenty-five of the cars will be festooned with autographed original exterior artwork by Taiwanese artist Master Lee Sun-Don
Gold leaf-covered hub caps are an optional extra
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Gold leaf-covered hub caps are an optional extra
The Italian leather upholstery
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The Italian leather upholstery
A peak beneath the hood – note the optional 24-karat gold covering on the firewall
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A peak beneath the hood – note the optional 24-karat gold covering on the firewall
The leather-covered steering wheel
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The leather-covered steering wheel
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Back in 2007, we first heard about the planned US$2 million Natalia supercar. Designed by Palm Springs-based DiMora Motorcar, it's envisioned as the world’s most luxurious and technologically advanced automobile. DiMora is still working on that lofty goal, but in the meantime it's just released a model with a look that brings decidedly lower-tech cars to mind – the 1930s-inspired Vicci 6.2 Convertible.

The "neoclassic" Vicci looks like it rolled straight out of a Dick Tracy comic, and is powered by a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the GM 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission. This combo sends the 2,820-lb (1,279-kg) convertible from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a claimed four seconds, with four-wheel disc brakes and Pirelli P Zero tires bringing it back to a stop.

If that's not enough for ya, the better-endowed Vicci 6.2 HS version features a 556-hp GM LS-A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, with a GM 4L85-E 4-speed automatic transmission or an optional 6-speed manual transmission. At a weight of 2,910 lb (1,319 kg), however, it's a little heftier.

The "base model" features a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the GM 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission
The "base model" features a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the GM 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission

Both vehicles have a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a carbon fiber body, although a removable hard top and an upgrade to DiMora's "aluminum-hybrid" Alurock body material are available as options.

Other features include Italian leather seats, Wilton wool carpets, fiber optic interior accent lighting, built-in Wi-Fi, an 8-speaker Kenwood Excelon stereo system, Garmin GPS navigation, a backup camera, and 360-degree imaging. Additionally, 25 of the cars will be festooned with autographed original exterior artwork by Taiwanese artist Master Lee Sun-Don.

The car also sports a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a carbon fiber body
The car also sports a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a carbon fiber body

The release of the Vicci 6.2 Convertible will be followed by that of another two-seater convertible known as the Adina. That model should in turn be followed by a SuperCoupe version of the Vicci, with the launch of the Natalia now scheduled for 2017.

There's currently no word on price for the Vicci, although according to Focus Taiwan News Channel, one of the 25 custom-painted cars has already sold for US$1 million – the video at the bottom of the page provides a bit of background on that particular vehicle. Should you still be undecided on whether or not you want to snatch one up for yourself, you can check out more of its specs via the link below.

Source: DiMora Motorcar

Days Before the DiMora Vicci 6.2 automoblie is finished.

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4 comments
Jon Smith
Could be a good looking car if not for that horrible paint job I can't tell.
The Skud
That 'horrible' paint job probably costs as much as the car underneath it! I would rather see a smaller s'charged V8 engine - 3.0 or 4.0 litres? - to get the same power but a lighter total weight. Knock off somewhere near 90+ kilos for more agility without spoiling 0-60 times.
owlbeyou
It's a Morgan on steroids.
steveraxx
A phenomenally derivative car design. Far too many plagiarized lines and styling ques.
Amazing that this effort has received any level of funding. Though technology has reached a point where anyone can assemble crate-parts and build a car.
To believe that using a Taiwanese artist will inculcate the vehicle with panache is silly. A take off of the BMW art cars.