Marangoni Tyre, the manufacturer of 100% Made in Italy car tyres, has transformed an Evoque into its latest show car. The Marangoni Evoque HFI-R was shown at the Motor Show in Bologna, Italy, in December 2011. Marangoni developed ‘M-Power EvoRed’, a special set of 20in red-coloured tyres, especially for this show car.
The Marangoni Evoque HFI-R is based on a Si4 2.0 Turbo petrol engine model tuned to deliver an additional 59bhp while still managing to significantly reduce fuel consumption and emissions by exploiting innovative combined hydrogen and natural gas technology. The HFI (Hybrid Fuel Injection) system can either be supplied with hydrogen-natural gas mixes in varying percentages, or natural gas only.
For this demonstration car, Marangoni has developed ‘M-Power EvoRed’ 20in red tyres. In this experimental version, the compounds used feature high silica content along with innovative materials that minimise rolling resistance and consequently fuel consumption further enhancing the car’s green credentials.The full Marangoni Tyre range is available exclusively throughout the UK at Kwik Fit.
The HFI Hybrid Fuel Injection engine technology developed by Bigas International (www.bigas.it) click here for Bigas International
It uses the original petrol engine or alternatively a mixture of hydrogen and natural gas from a separate tank and has a range of 1000 km when both tanks are full. The system features a special pressure reducer called the RI27J, and a control unit that ensures both the safety and reliability that the use of hydrogen requires. The system completely eliminates fine particle emissions and reduces CO2 emissions.
The car's bespoke interior was designed by Conte of Florence. Leather, Alcantara and carbon used throughout while the bodywork of the car has been completely repainted. The roof and pillars are gloss black while the body of the car uses a special paint, called Titanium Fluid Metal. This has a very fine grain that when combined with 100% matt clear coat offers tones of satin aluminium that change in sunlight.
The front bumper has been redesigned, making the bottom centre intake wider, typical of sports cars. An aluminium bonnet has been fitted with the air intakes as seen on the coupe versions. The rear bumper has been completely modified, removing the two evident rear fog lights on the sides and adding a carbon fibre diffuser. Carbon has also been used to make the wheel arches, the air intakes in the wheel wells, the boot handle, all the bottom door guards and the mirror covers. Certain parts, such as the front grille, the air intakes on the bonnet and door handles, have been painted gloss black to create contrast with the matt titanium body.
Its already powerful standard braking system has been replaced with innovative Tarox B360 10-pot calipers and composite disks, with 330x26 diameter brake rotors, for absolute yet at the same time variable braking power. The Marangoni M-Power EvoRed 255/30R20 tyres are fitted to Oz Racing Dakar 8.5x20 rims.