Exactly three years have gone by since the young FG Frangivento atelier, led by Paolo Mancini – a Turin entrepreneur – and Giorgio Pirolo – a designer from Belluno, presented their concept Asfanè at the Parco Valentino motor show. This supercar marked the start of activity for this brand set up in Moncalieri (TO). A few days ago at the National Automobile Museum in Turin, the final version went on show, ready for the road, but also, and especially, stylistically complete.
It showed the visitors the lines chosen to define once and for all the image of this carmaker. The main change is in the nose, which sees the debut of the original ‘trimaran’ idea, inspired by racing cars and chosen by Pirolo to go with the other distinctive ‘signatures’ on his creations: the unbroken line linking the rear wheel arch to the front section of the car and the aluminium coloured inserts, paying homage to the tradition of bygone coachbuilding artisans.
Further changes have been dictated by technical requirements: the drive, comprising two front electric motors and a rear turbo petrol engine, giving a total power output of 1010 metric hp (explaining the choice of adding the term DieciDieci, i.e. ‘TenTen’ in Italian, to the car’s name), was established at the start of the project, but fitting it required greater ventilation in the rear section, which has been achieved by adding two air intakes immediately behind the doors and increasing the ‘periscope’ conduit above the roof, while the central tunnel inside the passenger compartment has been enlarged to accommodate properly the components required by the hybrid powertrain.
The passenger compartment itself, which has a more luxurious and less racy imprint than many other hypercars of this kind, retains flowing, almost ‘bio’, shapes, where the details that stand out are the large island, shaped like Sicily, suspended over the dashboard, the gear selector reproducing the outline of the car and, inside the gullwing doors, the pistol-shaped gilded handles.