The Frangivento Sorpasso becomes extreme

Here comes the limited edition sports coupé. After making its debut on the French Riviera, the Turin brand travels to the Middle East

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For a unique car, the stage of its premiere can only be equally unique. FV Frangivento has officially unveiled its Sorpasso GT3 on the French Riviera, between Place du Casino with SBM in Monte Carlo and Villa Rothschild in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, with plenty of parties and VIPs.

The Sorpasso GT3 Group B is the first example of a small series (for now just three cars) that will start off the challenge on the Arab markets of the young brand from Turin Frangivento, founded by entrepreneur Paolo Mancini and project planner-designer Giorgio Pirolo. It is no coincidence that the first Sorpasso GT3 is already in the Emirates, a unique piece from the most important supercar collection in the world: the SBH ROYAL FAMILY belonging to the Prince of Abu Dhabi who had his initials SBH engraved on the left-hand bodywork flag, in the passenger compartment and even on the right-hand caliper of the Brembo carbon ceramic brakes as well as on the bullet-proof Tecknomonster luggage set.

Moreover, the approach used by FV Frangivento is absolutely tailor made, all-Italian, designed to create a unique vehicle, thanks to the Ego Programme which allows customers to work for 30 days, side-by-side with engineers and designers to define every aspect of their car down to the smallest detail. An example of this is the construction of a completely unprecedented dashboard for the first Asfanè designed for an extremely demanding Swiss customer.

880 HP

The GT3 is the most extreme version of the Sorpasso sports coupé: boasting a 5.2-litre V10 engine with 880 HP and volumetric turbocharger, a speed of 345 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 in just 2.9”. Weighing in at 1,450 kg, the power-to-weight ratio is 1.48 kg/HP. The supercar from Turin has an aluminium body and a carbon shell: it is almost five metres long, two metres wide and just over 120 cm high.

The aggressive, practically racing design refers to iconic Italian design styles, starting with pronounced aerodynamic appendices and the large carbon rear spoiler. The air conveyor, which extends to create the central fin on the roof, is impressive whereas the “duck bill” stands out at the front, ending with LED lights that work like front spoilers.

Even the car doors feature technical recesses to enhance the aerodynamic flow. The Sorpasso is also available in a Stradale version for road use which is characterised by a more clean-cut and elegant silhouette: it adopts the same layout as the GT3, but with a naturally aspirated engine and 650 HP.

The P Zero Trofeo

Pirelli was the first company truly to believe in the FV Frangivento project, when two young designers Giorgio Pirolo and Paolo Mancini introduced themselves at Pirelli HangarBicocca with just a design in hand and an idea for the future.

For the 20” OZ wheel rims, Pirelli supplied its PZero Trofeo tyres, developed for the most powerful sports cars in production, which exploit the brand's racing experience: these tyres are built to withstand intensive use and the high temperatures generated during extreme use.

In the extreme conditions typically found when driving on the track, it always responds precisely to the driver's controls. And on dry asphalt surfaces, even during the most demanding sessions, it ensures superior levels of grip and constant trajectories. In addition, the P Zero Trofeo has applied the Green Performance philosophy from the onset. This makes it environmentally friendly, thanks to a compound that is free from potentially harmful highly aromatic oils.

Pirelli tyres are not the only reference to racing in the Sorpasso GT3: the passenger compartment for two people features a minimal style but it is also highly sophisticated, with typical racing materials, prized finishes and leather upholstery. There is no doubt that it is an unmistakable car.

And among the protagonists of the P Zero Experience, the FV Frangivento DieciDieci

There is also another “creature” by the Turin-based make which recently conquered the UAE: the FV Frangivento Asfanè DieciDieci. This sharp-edged hypercar with a futuristic passenger compartment starred last January in the P Zero Experience in Abu Dhabi. Fitted with Pirelli tyres, with the Mona Lisa impressed onto Brembo brake calipers, the car raced on the circuit in Yas Marina for the first time and was exhibited in the Pirelli Lounge, drawing the attention of guests with its gull-wing doors and carbon fibre spoiler. The DieciDieci is powered by a V10 engine which is naturally aspirated to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission.