DiMora Motorcar's Vicci 6.2 Convertible blends classic style and new tech
By Ben Coxworth
April 16, 2014
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.
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 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