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by Adam Lynton
Developmental photos of Brazil’s first ever supercar have just been released.
Originally called the Amoritz GT DR7, Brazil's first ever supercar has been redubbed the DoniRosset.
Entrepreneur William Denis Rosset began development of the car following a meeting with Brazilian designer Fernando Morita, owner of Amoritz GT, in 2008. The unique supercar was built as a gift for Rosset's father 'Doni' Donino, with its design closely resembling the profile of the Lamborghini Gallardo and power coming from an ethanol-converted 8.4-liter V10 from the Dodge Viper.
Coupled with twin-turbochargers, estimated output is 1,007hp with power sent to the tarmac via a Mendeola six-speed sequential transmission. The supercar concept is 4.7m long, 2m wide and has a layout mirroring that of the McLaren F1with a central driving position flanked by two passenger seats. LED lights and five centrally-positioned exhaust pipes are highlights of the design features. Originally the vehicle was intended to be a one-off, but having shown a full-size clay model to Rosset's friends who were quick to place deposits, there are now plans to produce 50 units, each priced at $1million.