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Venturi Atlantique


Venturi Atlantique

The Atlantique was produced after a Thai consortium took over Venturi in 1996. It used a similar layout to most mid-engined cars, with a backbone steel chassis supporting double wishbones at the front and a multi-link rear, plus coil springs .mil telescopic shocks all around. Large vented discs handled the braking and anti-lock was standard. The car developed quickly, thanks to composite plastic bodywork, which is one of the strongest of its kind. It also boasts a very slippery drag coefficient of just 0.31. While the V6 was familiar to Venturis of the past, the Allantique's owed little to the previous motor except in layout. It is all-aluminium and has quad cams plus 24 valves. Sequential fuel injection is state-of-the-art, but the real key to the V6's power is the twin intercooled turbos which have variable Internal geometry to maintain near-maximum power across the rev range.

Venturi Atlantique Specifications

Top speed:174 mph (278 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):5.3 sec
Engine type:V6
Displacement:180 ci (2,946 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:302 bhp (225 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Max torque:298 lb ft (403 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm
Weight:2,750 lb (1,250 kg)
Economy:24 mpg (8.5 km/I)
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