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1991 Art & Tech Sogna (Lamborghini Countach)

Ryoji Yamazaki founded Art & Tech studio in 1989 in Tokyo. However, the first works were done in Japan and the Italian branch in Turin. At the 1991 Geneva Motor Show, the company demonstrated the car's prototype intended to enter a very limited production for 1.6 million dollars! The extremely aggressively styled automobile was named Sogna and was based on Lamborghini Countach. The bodywork of the car was made of aluminum. Sogna was equipped with a 5.2l V12 engine developing 448 hp. Power was transferred through a manual 5-speed gearbox to the rear axle. Claimed top speed was around 300 km/h, while a production version was planned for 325 km/h!

A fully operational prototype of the Sogna was presented in December of the same year at the Essen Motor Show (possibly only two working examples of Sogna were manufactured). The other concept Art & Tech would produce is the Porsche-powered Vera Concept.

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