2008 Futura - Sbarro concept-car Genesis,

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Lot 275
2008 Futura - Sbarro concept-car Genesis,

Sold for € 20,700 (US$ 24,357) inc. premium
2008 Futura - Sbarro concept-car Genesis
Le roadster Genesis a été réalisé par les élèves de l'école Futura-Sbarro en 2007 et 2008, afin de proposer une solution moderne et élégante pour un racer de route à destination d'une clientèle sportive soucieuse à la fois de sensations et d'élégance. Genesis fut dévoilé sur le stand du carrossier lors du salon de l'automobile de Genève en mars 2008.

La carrosserie, aux lignes très affutées à l'avant, ramassées à l'arrière, est réalisée en matériaux synthétiques installée sur une structure en tubes soudés. Le roadster Gecko est équipé d'un moteur V6 PSA de 3 litres de cylindrée, identique à celui équipant la Citroën XM. Il est accouplé à une boîte de vitesse manuelle.

Ce concept-car est tournant mais n'est pas homologué pour la route. Il ne dispose pas de carte-grise. Pour lui permettre d'être utilisé sur route, l'acquéreur devra le confier à ses frais aux soins d'un préparateur qui lui apportera tous les aménagements nécessaires pour la fiabiliser et répondre aux normes de sécurité préalables à une réception à titre isolé par le service des Mines ou l'obtention d'une carte-grise de collection par l'intermédiaire de la Fédération Française des Véhicules d'Epoque.

Ce superbe roadster témoigne du bouillonnement et de la créativité stylistique de la nouvelle génération de stylistes. Il porte aussi en filigrane le regard de ce grand styliste automobile qu'est Franco Sbarro. Il mérite donc de trouver sa place dans la collection ouverte à la création et à la recherche automobile d'un amateur éclairé.


The Genesis roadster was designed by students of the Futura-Sbarro school in 2007 and 2008, to propose a modern and elegant solution for a road racer intended for a sporty clientele also concerned with sensations and elegance. Genesis was unveiled on the body specialist's stand at the Geneva motor show in March 2008.

The body, with very sharp lines at the front and compact at the rear, is made of synthetic materials installed on a structure of welded tubes. The Gecko roadster is equipped with a 3 litre V6 PSA engine, identical to the one in the Citroën XM. It is paired with a manual gear box.

This concept car is running, but is not approved for the road. It has no registration documents. To allow it to be used on the road, the buyer must entrust it, at their own expense, to the care of a performance tuner who will make any necessary adjustments to improve its reliability and meet safety requirements prior to an individual inspection by the vehicle registration authority, or registration documents for collection being obtained by the representative of the Fédération Française des Véhicules d'Epoque (French Classic Car Federation).

This superb roadster is testament to the dynamism and stylistic creativity of the new generation of designers. It also implicitly has the look of the great car designer that is Franco Sbarro. It is therefore worth a place in a well-informed amateur's collection which is open to car creation and research.
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