If the name Dallara doesn't ring a bell, you're probably not a racing fan. Because while Dallara is, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani, a performance automaker based in northern Italy, it focuses on racing cars and doesn't produce cars for the road. At least not under its own name, anyway. But that's about to change.

Speaking with Car magazine, company founder Gian Paolo Dallara indicated that his firm is working on its own sports car project that will hit the market in 2017. The vehicle is tipped to use a carbon monocoque chassis with a high-output, lightweight turbo four mounted amidships. It may offer an open roof of some sort, but don't expect much in the way of creature comforts. Dallara is tipped to make no more than 100 examples per year, with a price tag of around $100,000 – that is, if it were to be offered Stateside altogether, which we're afraid it likely won't.

When reached for comment, Dallara CEO Andrea Pontremoli would only confirm to Autoblog that his boss did indeed speak with the journalist who wrote the report, but would not disclose any details (or even the existence) of such a project.

Though this would be the first road car to bear the Dallara name, it would not be the first one it has developed. In addition to building racing chassis for such disciplines as Formula 3, Formula E and Indy, Dallara helped develop the Alfa Romeo 4C, KTM X-Bow (pictured above), Bugatti Veyron and Maserati MC12. Prior to starting his own firm, Paolo had worked for Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini as well, working on such noteworthy road-car projects as the 250 GTO and Miura.


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      SloopJohnB
      • 4 Months Ago

      I just hate it that small displacement V8s aren't around anymore….how about a 2.4L V8 DOHC 4V motor….redlined 9K, etc.

      Turbos are all well and good until the hoses go south or a 710N bypass valve craps out…and they will.  Not to mention hose leaks and turbo failures.  No turbo=no turbo failure.  It's really that simple.

        Leviathan18
        • 4 Months Ago
        @SloopJohnB

        more pistons more chance of a rod failing, a piston failing, a sparkplug failing, a coilpack failing.... (by your way of thinking)