Taraschi Berardo Builds on BMW i8 Featuring Distinct Styling, up to 520 hp

The Taraschi Berardo also borrows the i8’s hybrid powertrain.

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Italian racecar brand Taraschi reappeared on the scene last month when they teased a sports car. Now the company has released the model’s pictures, named Berardo.

Built on the BMW i8 taking inspiration from the company’s 1953 Giaur 750 Champion Sport, the Taraschi Berardo gets a distinct styling. The prominent features on the front include four rounded fenders, oval-shaped and upright headlights, and a hood vent. The rear boasts a straight-forward design with a stylish diffuser and center-exit dual-exhaust pipes.

Inside, the automaker retained a few things of BMW i8 like switchgear and the dashboard. However, most other things are redesigned boasting a fabulous dark brown theme, mixing wood and leather for an opulent appearance. The i8’s butterfly doors are also there to give entry to the car.

The Taraschi Berardo also borrows the i8’s hybrid powertrain i.e. a 1.5L three-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. Nevertheless, Taraschi made changes to increase the power output from 374 horsepower (278 kilowatts) to 420 hp (313 kW). Buyers looking for an extra oomph can even opt for 470 hp (350 kW) or 520 hp (387 kW) of tunes.

The automaker says the sports car can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and top out at 280 km/h. How many units the automaker will create as well as the pricing details are still unknown.

Source and Images: Motor1

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