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DiMora Motorcar's Vicci 6.2 Convertible blends classic style and new tech

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April 16, 2014

What's old is new again – the Vicci 6.2 Convertible

What's old is new again – the Vicci 6.2 Convertible

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Back in 2007, we first heard about the planned US$2 million Natalia supercar. Designed by Palm Springs-based DiMora Motorcar, it's envisioned as the world’s most luxurious and technologically advanced automobile. DiMora is still working on that lofty goal, but in the meantime it's just released a model with a look that brings decidedly lower-tech cars to mind – the 1930s-inspired Vicci 6.2 Convertible.

The "neoclassic" Vicci looks like it rolled straight out of a Dick Tracy comic, and is powered by a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the GM 4L65-E 4-speed automatic transmission. This combo sends the 2,820-lb (1,279-kg) convertible from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in a claimed four seconds, with four-wheel disc brakes and Pirelli P Zero tires bringing it back to a stop.

If that's not enough for ya, the better-endowed Vicci 6.2 HS version features a 556-hp GM LS-A 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, with a GM 4L85-E 4-speed automatic transmission or an optional 6-speed manual transmission. At a weight of 2,910 lb (1,319 kg), however, it's a little heftier.

The 'base model' features a 430-hp General Motors LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine paired with the ...

Both vehicles have a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a carbon fiber body, although a removable hard top and an upgrade to DiMora's "aluminum-hybrid" Alurock body material are available as options.

Other features include Italian leather seats, Wilton wool carpets, fiber optic interior accent lighting, built-in Wi-Fi, an 8-speaker Kenwood Excelon stereo system, Garmin GPS navigation, a backup camera, and 360-degree imaging. Additionally, 25 of the cars will be festooned with autographed original exterior artwork by Taiwanese artist Master Lee Sun-Don.

The car also sports a three-ply canvas soft top, steel body-on-frame construction and a ca...

The release of the Vicci 6.2 Convertible will be followed by that of another two-seater convertible known as the Adina. That model should in turn be followed by a SuperCoupe version of the Vicci, with the launch of the Natalia now scheduled for 2017.

There's currently no word on price for the Vicci, although according to Focus Taiwan News Channel, one of the 25 custom-painted cars has already sold for US$1 million – the video at the bottom of the page provides a bit of background on that particular vehicle. Should you still be undecided on whether or not you want to snatch one up for yourself, you can check out more of its specs via the link below.

Source: DiMora Motorcar

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Ben Coxworth An experienced freelance writer, videographer and television producer, Ben's interest in all forms of innovation is particularly fanatical when it comes to human-powered transportation, film-making gear, environmentally-friendly technologies and anything that's designed to go underwater. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spends a lot of time going over the handlebars of his mountain bike, hanging out in off-leash parks, and wishing the Pacific Ocean wasn't so far away.   All articles by Ben Coxworth
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4 Comments

Could be a good looking car if not for that horrible paint job I can't tell.

Jon Smith
16th April, 2014 @ 12:22 pm PDT

That 'horrible' paint job probably costs as much as the car underneath it! I would rather see a smaller s'charged V8 engine - 3.0 or 4.0 litres? - to get the same power but a lighter total weight. Knock off somewhere near 90+ kilos for more agility without spoiling 0-60 times.

The Skud
16th April, 2014 @ 07:43 pm PDT

It's a Morgan on steroids.

owlbeyou
17th April, 2014 @ 05:39 am PDT

A phenomenally derivative car design. Far too many plagiarized lines and styling ques.

Amazing that this effort has received any level of funding. Though technology has reached a point where anyone can assemble crate-parts and build a car.

To believe that using a Taiwanese artist will inculcate the vehicle with panache is silly. A take off of the BMW art cars.

steveraxx
17th April, 2014 @ 01:48 pm PDT
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