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Amoritz GT DR7 news - Amoritz GT DR7: Brazil nut - 2010

Brazil: a potent international force in many fields. Football.
Large nuts. Waxing of the downstairs region. But not, as yet, supercars.

The snappily named Amoritz GT DR7 aims to change all that. Due to be
formally unveiled in October and expected to look at least slightly like
this swoopy teaser sketch, it’s the brainchild of Brazilian designer
Fernando Morita.

If it reaches production - and that’s a significant ‘if’, we realise -
it could be the biggest thing to emerge from South America since, er,
Maradona discovered the KFC Chicken Bucket. The Amoritz will pack a
twin-turbo 8.4-litre V10, borrowed from the Dodge Viper and hoofing out
at least 600bhp.

Beyond that, details are predictably scarce. We believe the Amoritz will
get a similar three-seat configuration to the McLaren F1, with driver
front-and-centre, and should be capable of running on pure ethanol.
Brazilians like their ethanol.

Should Amoritz succeed in bringing the GT DR7 to the road, TopGear nobly
volunteers to undertake the arduous journey to Rio for a thorough test
drive. We fear it may take weeks, even months. But we shall selflessly
persist until we have reached a verdict.

Sam Philip

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