What Do You Think Of The Effeffe Berlinetta?
Photos Courtesy of Effeffe Cars
Hindsight is 20/20. We can’t will technology, society, or history to revert back to the way things were just because we’d prefer it, or it’d be easier. This presents a problem when—as far as enthusiasts are concerned—the Holy Grail of Motoring is most often a red Italian sports car, made in the 1950s or ’60s. Is it possible that the experience of driving a hand-built car is out of reach?
Not if Effeffe Cars has anything to say about it.
You’re looking at a handmade, 1,750 lb Italian sports car that sports an Alfa Romeo-derived 180 horsepower 4-cylinder engine up front, independent suspension, two seats, and traditionally-finished aluminum bodywork. You’re also looking at a brand-new car.
This “café racer,” as the company calls it, isn’t the first all-new handbuilt modern car—there are dozens—but it’s one of the few to so completely capture the look, style, and passion of Italian sports cars from the ’50s and ’60s. If you want one instead of a newfangled electric car, chances are you won’t be #325,001 in line, either: better just give Effeffe a call.
What do you think of this new-but-traditional sports car?