Rossin-Bertin Vorax powered by BMW V10 engine

Interesting | October 28th, 2010 by 11
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Brazil’s newest supercar and superstar, the Rossin-Bertin Vorax will make its debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show later this month. The new supercar is …

Brazil’s newest supercar and superstar, the Rossin-Bertin Vorax will make its debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show later this month. The new supercar is powered by BMW’s own superstar engine, the 5.0-liter V10 from the E60 M5, both in standard configuration and supercharged.

The 570 horsepower Vorax model runs from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and has top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). Meanwhile, the 750 horsepower supercharged model records 3.6 seconds and 372 km/h (231 mph).

While Wiesmann decided to phase out the V10 engine in favor for BMW’s new twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8, the Brazilian startup went for the bang with one of BMW’s best engines. It is unclear how they will manage to secure the V10 powerplants, especially after BMW’s announcement on ceasing production of these engines.

rossin bertin vorax 1Vorax uses a carbon fiber body and aluminum chassis and weighs only 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs).

The two men behind the Vorax are CEO and designer Fharys Rossin and Natalino Bertin Jr. The former is a 37-year-old ex-GM designer and the latter is the 29-year-old, car-mad heir to the Bertin Group of slaughterhouses. Their goal is to build a supercar that could compete with the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche.

The Vorax coupe is targeted to hit the market late 2011 or early 2012 at a price of around $400,000.

11 responses to “Rossin-Bertin Vorax powered by BMW V10 engine”

  1. Joe says:

    Epic engine.. good to see it live on!

  2. Steve says:

    This is music to my ears. Glad to see the magnificent v10 has found a new home in Favela from Munich. I went in an m5 about 3 months ago. That engine is magnificent. It was a weird feeling knowing your sitting 3 feet behind one of the greatest engines ever built, and an engine that is capable of 231 mph. It was an experience I’ll never forget

  3. Laszlo says:

    since the engine production stopped, they must have pre-ordered and bought about 50 of them.. that would last several years for this small manufacturing business.

    • wazon8 says:

      Production of cars with this engine stopped, but it’s unlike that production of engines stopped eighter. After all, parts for this engine and replacements will be needed much longer than M5 and M6 were produced.

  4. Tow Trucks says:

    Looking at this cars unique shape and design and the new V10 engine it can compete with the super fast cars like Ferraris and Lamborghini.

  5. BIMMER1 says:

    Love this engine, seach youtube for e30 s85 for some great hoonage.

  6. Brazil is not generally known for its exotic cars so I guess this is a first? It’s a very striking looking vehicle, very “muscular” looking with lots of curves. Engine is very powerful obviously. I wonder how it will fare though with other more established luxe car makers.

  7. Adriano says:

    The production of the engines are not such a problem… They are prepared to change the project with the new V8 engines if needed. Inside the car is possible to see a lot of thing from BMW M6 and M5, like the iDrive, the same controls for ac, headlights, gear knobs and other things.. The car is really awesome.

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