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2009 Sbarro Lista Office


Back in 1971 the Italian automotive enthusiast Franco Sbarro set up his Swiss based custom car fabrication shop. From the beginning Sbarro was wrenching on exotic race cars like Ford’s GT-40 as well as the famous Ferrari P3 /P4 and since then his portfolio has expanded to include a custom Bugatti Royale. Being no stranger to high end high performance vehicles, when Franco went looking for the foundation of his next speed inspired creation for this year’s Essen Motor Show it is no wonder that he went Italian. The Lista Office is a sports coupe based on the Ferrari Testarossa , and is powered by one of Maranello’s 12 cylinder boxer engines sending 450 HP to the rear wheels.

The LO as is it also known features a complete restyling that takes the Ferrari’s wedge shaped profile, sharp edges and multitude of vents and rounds out the body before smoothing out the accent lines. Just like the latest Alcador GTB that is also on display, Sbarro has incorporated his very late model TVR like vertically stacking round headlamps. Somewhere underneath that canopy style roof and bulging fenders is a Testarossa, however Franco Sbarro has managed to take the iconic shape that we are all familiar with from Miami Vice and turns it into an unrecognizable out of this world four wheel creation.

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5 comments:

With the typical plump trunk but narrow spaced top, this has got it’s eccentric charm. It’s not as futuristic as the other odd shaped cars but you can almost imagine most of them in the upcoming decades would be designed like this generally.

This car is not called the Lista Office, instead that is name of the firm the owner owns. Furthermore, this silver car wasn’t even at Essen, so how could it debut there?

I want to know why Franco Sbarro called it the "Lista Office". Weird name for a car but definitely on the smoothness department, this one will bring the trophy. That enthusiast bring some sort of his "masterpiece" that we can say he really pull a great line of cars on that car show.

Tweaking and modifications of this car are truly advanced and as a car enthusiast like Franco Sbarro that have good hands on cars like Bugatti Royale, Ford GT-40 and the Ferrari Testarossa. I want to see some of his works and also to note up some tweaking process that he’s doing.

This car is so addictive to look at. Everything of the Lista Office is so inviting. Never mind that it is not an original design, that it is largely influenced by Ferrari. But man, it seems that this one has no flaws.

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