• Nov 30th 2009 at 2:59PM
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Sbarro Lista Office – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you thought that last remaining piece of lasagna at the food court looked iffy, remember that's not even the most suspicious concoction to bear the Sbarro banner. Franco Sbarro rivals even his fellow Swiss coachbuilder Rinspeed for his, um... "originality." Recent examples have included a six-wheeled Citroen crossover, a leaning quadricycle and a vintage Rolls-Royce equipped especially for bird-watching. But as bizarre and unusual as most of Franco Sbarro's creations have been, the Swiss designer also has a long history in radically modifying Ferraris.

Based on the 308 GTB, the Super 8 made our Top 10 Mid-Engined Hatchbacks list, but that's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Sbarro's done everything from converting a 365 GT4 into a Mille Miglia spyder to giving the 550 Maranello the wide-body treatment. Among the most intriguing of his projects, though, has been the Alcador series. The first Alcador, based on the Testarossa, debuted at the 1995 Geneva salon. The second, called the Alcador GTB, came a baker's-dozen years later at the 2008 Geneva show, borrowing its chassis and engine from the 348. Sbarro tweaked the design and came back to the Palexpo the following year with a new Alcador GTB based on the 360 Modena.

Now, a Swiss collector by the name of Lienhard has commissioned the coachbuilder to craft him another example, and the result was unveiled to the public this past weekend at the Essen tuner expo in Germany. Strangely called the Lista Office, Sbarro's latest is underpinned once again by the 80s-era Testarossa, packing its 450hp 5-liter boxer 12. Say what you will about the styling, but one thing's for sure: it doesn't look anything like a 512TR. See for yourself in the image gallery below.

[Source: Sbarro and Autoblog.nl]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Something was lost in translation.

      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?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Forget the haters, this thing is awesome. Pure 80s awesome mixed with some of that 80s optimism of the future.

      If I had the money, I'd be all over that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a crazy hot wheels car. I love it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are we sure Sbarro didn't farm the design out to that Cambodian guy?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What kind of morons name their vehicle "Office"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually it doesn't look that bad...............
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should let the Testarossa the way it is instead of modifying it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it wasn't so ugly it would be .... uh, less ugly, I guess.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mach-5 anyone?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it lol... then again I've been at the "office" for 12hrs now and frankly things are getting weird in general, however I think the back actually looks cool, but the front not so much. Still would be a badass ride regardless.

      A for effort.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought they just did Pizza in malls. Shows what I know...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...
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