Cisitalia’s back, and we’re not kidding. The prestigious marque, whose cars so nearly won the Mille Miglia at its first attempt in 1947, is to come back again in 2000, thanks to the four Argentine-born children of the late Piero Dusio, racing driver and Cisitalia founder. Dusio’s children have decided to build 54 examples of their father’s Cisitalia D46 single-seater Grand Prix car, which made its debut in the Circuito di Torino in 1946.
The reproductions will have an aluminium body and a chrome-moly tubular chassis. They will be powered by a four-cylinder 1090 cc engine which will produce 65 hp at 5800 rpm and hit a top speed of almost 120 mph. Nearly as sensational a fact is that they are hoping to organize a single-make championship for the cars in South America!
Submitted by Robert Newman