Willys AW 380 Berlinetta

Many automobiles are the result of international collaborations, but few can match the Willys AW 380 Berlinetta in terms of worldwide design and engineering input.

Built by two Italian companies – Carrozzeria Viotti and Maggiora (both of which have been around since the 1920s), the Willys AW 380 Berlinetta revives an American company’s Brazilian-built-under-license version of a French-designed sports car. Powering the car is a German engine.

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The car’s Renault Alpine A108 looks are not by accident. From 1962 to 1966 Willys’ Brazilian subsidiary built over 800 examples of a sports car called the Interlagos – which was based on the A108. The Interlagos was sold in berlinetta, coupé, and convertible form.

Powering the new Willys AW 380 Berlinetta is a twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre twin turbocharged engine which produces 610 horsepower and 612 ft-lbs of torque. Top speed of the car is stated to be 212 mph, while the 0-62 mph sprint takes just 2.7 seconds.

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The Willys AW 380 Berlinetta made its world debut at the 2014 Bologna Motor Show. And while it’s origins may be a little convoluted, underneath it’s actually a fairly simple idea. Take a Porsche Cayman, rebody it, beef up the engine, stick some new badges on it and charge a ludicrous amount for it. The asking price for each of the 110 cars scheduled to be built is 380,000 EUR – approximately $470,000.

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Willys AW 380 Berlinetta Specifications:

  • Engine: 3.8 litre twin-turbo flat-6
  • Power: 610 horsepower
  • Torque: 612 ft-lbs (830 Nm)
  • Transmission: 6-speed paddle shift RWD
  • Weight: 1,350 kgs (2,976 lbs)
  • Top Speed: 212 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 2.7 seconds

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