• Apr 21, 2008
Click above for gallery of the Uragano handbuilt supercar

Who doesn't dream of building his or her own supercar? It took four years for him to do it, but Filandri Moreno from Italy has inspirational neighbors such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. Moreno possibly thought of famed supercar blowhards like Enzo and Ferrucio when naming his car the Uragano, which means 'Hurricane' in Italian, but blowing through 48 months is easy when you've got to design and fabricate a body and frame then populate it with the proper automotive subsystems. Rather than figure out how to set up a backyard foundry, Moreno borrowed an 4.2 liter bent eight from an Audi A8 for motivation and hung a large turbocharger off the rear for good measure. It's tough to say anything critical when someone's realized a goal that most of us will never achieve, but we're honestly underwhelmed by the look and quality of the Uragano's body fabrication. Not that we'd do much better than a lumpy C5 Corvette-looking thing that appears rendered in papier mache. Thanks for the tip, Trent!


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      • 6 Years Ago
      the car dosen't look that bad. I think with a professional paint job it would llok rather decent.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      No ALMS news, but this and a Fiero boat make the cut? Come on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's a "bent" 8?

      Or is it supposed to be: "...a 4.2 liter 8 from a bent Audi"?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry, that wasn't a reply to Richard
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think it's old-fart speak for a V arrangement of cylinders. BENT 8, as opposed to a STRAIGHT 8, which no one has seen since Rainman was popular in the late 80's.

        I just remembered, there are a bunch of Countaches in the beginning of that movie. Off to Netflix, LATOR!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Considering the amount of work that went into this thing.. I have alot of respect for the guy. I will never be able to build my own supercar, so just the fact that guy built his is awesome, even if it does look homebuilt. Plus I wouldn't mind having that turbo hanging off the back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyway, I thought that maybe it was another Fiero!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Considering the amount of work that went into this thing.. I have alot of respect for the guy. I will never be able to build my own supercar, so just the fact that guy built his is awesome, even if it does look homebuilt. Plus I wouldn't mind having that turbo hanging off the back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh Jesus! The hood looks like a deployed airbag... Maybe it's safer that way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      O god that thing is hideous. apparetly they had alot of cans of spary paint laying around, when they painted this car
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think thats spraypaint man, I think thats hand formed bare aluminum...sort of makes you understand why you don't see alot of hand formed aluminum products eh.

        All the power to the guy that built it though, even if it is really really ugly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pffft...you're crazy. Origami body panels and paper mache' paint jobs are mad tyte y0.
        • 6 Years Ago
        At least the man singlehandedly built his own car. Almost at least.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, this thing gives Oregano a bad name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      He'll probably be accused with high treason to italian style and sent to China for life.
      Other than that, it looks more like a camuflage than a real body, to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awful lot of armchair critics here.

      Let's see you build your own car? Props to the man for pursuing his dream and following through with it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I dunno. Does someone have to be an engineer to call this a horribly ugly Frankenstein of a car? Why? We don't have to qualify compliments. And what makes this 'super' anyhow? Superior fit and finish on the coachwork? Hand-built engine? Krylon paint-job? The Audi plant?

        Yeah... I haven't ever attempted to build my own car, and this is why. IMHO, car-building is best left to those who can afford quality fabrication. Mad respect to the guy for assembling this, but not for letting his six year-old write the name on the hood in Sharpie. Time would've been better spent on a Bradley GT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, wait. This guy gets out of bed one morning, says "I think I'd like to hand-build my own mid-engined turbo V8 supercar"... and then freakin' *does* it?

      How is that not flooring you guys?

      And while it needs a coat or ten of paint, honestly, this thing is better-styled than several professional efforts I've seen, most notably Mosler's Raptor series. Must be something in the water in Italy...
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car would be perfect for a movie. Any other use? eh, not so much.
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