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by Brett Davis

After a sort of Pagani Zonda cross Ferrari Enzo, only a little bit uglier and powered by a BMW V12? Well, fortunately – or unfortunately – there is such a car. It’s called the Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design and it’s built as a budget-friendly alternative to the big guns.

Although the car isn’t powered by a hand-crafted, singing Ferrari V12 or a full-swing Mercedes-Benz AMG-derived masterpiece, the Lavazza GTX-R does come with a 5.4-litre V12 by BMW. So it’s almost there.

It still offers a decent whack in the back, too. The Italian simboldesign website claims 620hp, or 463kW and almost Pagani-like 0-100km/h figures of 4.3 seconds.

Inside, the Lavazza GTX-R is pretty much the same philosophy; a toned down Pagani. The seats appear to be quite flat and the dash board shows signs of a minimalist focus, but the two-grab steering wheel is right on the fighter jet/supercar money.

Carbon fibre and Kevlar are used liberally throughout the bodywork resulting in a total mass of just 1080kg.

Underneath it all there’s a six speed electro-pneumatic transmission and a tubular steel chassis. There’s also electronically adjustable suspension that can altered via in-cabin controls.

It’s unknown how much the Lavazza GTX-R is worth yet but we’re guessing it’d be a smidgen under the price of a Pagani Zonda. Lavazza is also offering the car as a rolling chassis to US buyers so it can be built to custom specifications if you really want to save money.

Check out the video below – it sure sounds like a proper supercar.




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