There are many things you associate with Brazil – soccer, samba, and fine women come to mind – before you describe them as a supercar factory, but that doesn’t mean that the country doesn’t have its share of exotic automakers.

In fact, there’s an upstart company in the country that’s set to introduce a new supercar at the Sao Paulo Auto Show. Gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to the Rossin-Bertin Vorax.

As the brainchild of ex-GM designer Fharys Rossin and Natalino Bertin Jr., the Vorax is poised to become a Brazilian-born and made supercar that the company is hoping could become an upstart challenger to established European supercar makers.

Details behind the Vorax are still limited but from what we’ve heard, the car is going to come with a carbon fiber body and an aluminum chassis. As for the engine, the Vorax, which will come in two variants, will be powered with a tuned-up 5.0-liter V10 engine, similar to what’s under the hood of the BMW M5.

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Performance specs include 570 HP, a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph for the base edition of the Vorax. Meanwhile, a more powerful supercharged version is also available with that one coming with 750 horsepower, a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 231 mph.

No official time table has been set for the car’s official release although production has been proposed to commence this time next year or possibly in 2012. If and when the car does hit production, the company is pegging a price tag of somewhere around $400,000 a pop.

Source: A Tribuna

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