Sbarro Super Eight, 1984


Sbarro only built one Super Twelve. Its very special engine makes it a ferocious car and a handful to drive. That's why Sbarro built another version with a more conventional engine. It was called the Super Eight and was introduced at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show.


The Super Eight’s engine is a V8 Ferrari 3.0 litre producing 260 BHP which drives through a 5 speed gearbox (also Ferrari). Its paintwork is more conventional than the Super Twelve’s but both cars have the same bodywork. Other distinguishing features are the wheels and the passenger side rear view mirror: the Super Eight lacks the rear skid plate but has grooves on panel between the side windows.


Both of of these formidable cars combined style with state-of–the-art engineering and firmly established Franco Sbarro in the world of exotic car makers.


The picture above is taken from Unicorn's brochure. Unicorn intended to sell Sbarro’s cars in the eighties. The project failed but they made some beautiful catalogues. You can see them, and lots of others, in the great website

Car Catalog : You can go directly to Sbarro's catalogues :


text Philippe Calvet, translation Justin Bouverie






Sbarro SUPER EIGHT- 1984


V8 ( Ferrari 308)

transverse mid-engined

2926 cc (81 x 71 mm)


260 BHP


rear wheel drive


manual 5-speed (Ferrari)

4 discs  
top speed

137 mph (220 km/h) (estimated)



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