Eccentric mega-builder Franco Sbarro wants to bring the experience of driving a Formula 1 racecar to public roads. Sort of. In Sbarro’s universe, the F1 “experience” does away with a screaming, high-strung V8 engine and 200-mph wind in your face aesthetics and focuses on a central driving position and terrifying your 2 favorite
victims friends with your behind-the-wheel antics.
I can live with that.
Helping to reduce any guilt you may have about scaring people witless in your road legal formula car, Sbarro has teamed up with Delphi and Montbeliard’s School of Engineering to make the Intencity (because it’s intense and meant to be driven in the city) as “green” as possible, with state-of-the-art batteries and electric motors keeping emissions to a minimum.
You can see the slick little coupe go together in the video, below.
The running prototype will, like all Sbarro concepts, be far from being a piece of imaginative auto-show vaporware, however. It’s fully functional, and seems quite ready to scare any automotive journo “lucky” enough to score a ride in one of the car’s tiny outboard seats.
The rest of us? Until Geneva (at least), we’ll have to “settle” for the pictures, below.