Sbarro Formule 5000 , 1968


From 1969 to 1975, the Formule 5000 opposed big names in competition, like McLaren or March. In 1968, Sbarro developed a car to the standards of this new formula. This car was equipped with an 8-cylinder engine of 5 liters developing 450 horsepower. The low weight of the car permits the incredible speed of 280 km/h on the circuit. The study led Sbarro to create an aerodynamic body shaped spatula.


text Philippe Calvet, automatic translation (so be indulgent !)



mid engine longitudinal, 8 cylinders, 5000 cc, 450 BHP, 280 km/h


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