While we wait for it, DiMora has seen fit to announce not just a new car, but a new division with two new cars said to be "nearing completion." The Neoclassic Automobiles Subsidiary will, depending on your credulity, be producing the Adina Sportster and Vicci 6.2 Super-Coupe. The Adina is a Morgan-like roadster powered by a General Motors LS3 V8 with 431 horsepower.
The Vicci (pictured) gets either the LS3 or the Corvette ZR1's LS9 with 638 running through a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or – prepare to step in your Wayback Machine – a four-speed auto. Its faux Talbot-Lago lines hide a carbon fiber dash, paddle-shifters and a stereo that displays engine diagnostics. Assuming it gets made.
Follow the jump for the press release with info on two possible, but unlikely, limited-edition future cars.
Adina and Vicci 6.2 prototypes near completion
Palm Springs, California - March 14, 2012 - The Neoclassic Automobiles subsidiary of DiMora Enterprises, LLC announces the design and production of two new series of distinctive motorcars, the sporty Vicci 6.2 and the luxurious Adina. Their fusion of 21st century technology with classic 1930's elegance and flair defines a new niche in the American and global automobile markets.
The elegant Adina series blends the design elements and handcrafted workmanship of the DiMora brand with the power and durability of a high-performance General Motors drive train. The Adina is enhanced by the V8, LS3 engine with 431 horsepower. Standard amenities include Italian burl wood inlaid dash, lamb's wool carpeting, etched glass and more, while a removable hard-top leads the list of optional features.
The DiMora Neoclassic Vicci 6.2 Super-Coupe
The sporty Vicci 6.2 Super-Coupe boasts either the LS3 or the supercharged 638-horsepower LS9 engine that comes with independent suspension. Vicci buyers are afforded the choice between 4- or 6-speed automatic transmissions or the 6-speed manual transmission. The Vicci 6.2 convertible will also be available, with an optional removable hard-top. Carbon-fiber dashboard, Italian leather seats, fly-by-wire electronics, stereo with engine diagnostics, paddle-shifters on the steering wheel, wire wheels, back-up cameras, GPS and more come as standard equipment.
DiMora Motorcar owner Sir Alfred J. DiMora stated, "We are building everything from the ground up, from our new state-of-the-art chassis to innovative body technology. With our new Alurock composite method of building bodies, our cars will be lighter but stronger than ever before. These limited-production automobiles will be unique, but also serviceable around the world by any GM mechanic tech, making it convenient for our customers." DiMora continued, "DiMora Neoclassic Automobiles is a continuation of our legacy of building such classic automobiles as the Clenet and the Sceptre."
About DiMora Enterprises
Based in Palm Springs, California, DiMora Enterprises, LLC excels in providing distinctive, limited-edition transportation solutions. DiMora Motorcar is developing the $2 million V16, 1200-HP Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan. DiMora Custom Bikes takes the passion for technological innovation and uncompromising quality that is the hallmark of the DiMora brand and applies it to their motorcycle line, available worldwide. DiMora Eco Watercraft is developing all-electric jet-skis for fun, environmentally-friendly entertainment on lakes and waterways where gasoline-powered engines are prohibited, due to the noise, water and air-pollution covenants.
Alfred J. DiMora co-founded the Sceptre Motorcar Company, whose Sceptre 6.6S received Best-of-Show honors at the 1978 Los Angeles Auto Show. DiMora founded the new Clenet Coachworks, Inc. in the 1980's and continued designing and building the Clenet series of automobiles. When President Reagan declared 1986 the Centennial Year of the Gasoline-Powered Automobile, DiMora's Clenet was selected as the Official Centennial Car, resulting in honors for DiMora and the Clenet at the Automobile Hall of Fame in Michigan. Clenets were described as "Drive Art" by Automotive Age and the "American Rolls-Royce" by Fortune magazine.
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