The second prototype designed by the class of 2015-2016, the Arcad' evokes great raids like the Dakar and off-road adventure. And when you know which engine powers it, you can't help but dream of wide-open spaces covered at breakneck speeds.
A 32-valve Cadillac V8 engine from a Seville Northstar, transversely positioned at the rear of the car, is rather unusual in our part of the world. Power is in the region of 270 hp, which is more than sufficient, given the Arcad's weight of just 1100 kg. Tires are BF Goodrich T/A, designed for mixed use (50% road, 50% off-road).
The multi-tube chassis is made of steel. The Arcad' features a double-wishbone suspension in sheet metal. Fiberglass bodywork, as usual from Sbarro and Espera. The interior is very minimalist, not to say uncluttered, in keeping with the buggy spirit. Getting on board seems acrobatic. There are no doors, but the threshold is quite high.