This special and unique British sports car was built by the highly respected Evanta Motor Company and was the brainchild of ‘For the Love of Cars' classic car enthusiast, Ant Anstead. The Evanta 'DB Barchetta' (Italian for "little boat") is a two-seater, open-top Sports Car, inspired by the design language of those classic 1950's Italian sports-racing cars (Ferraris, Maserati, Lancia, Abarth, and OSCA) so familiar from the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio. The Barchetta journey started out as a concept in 2012 and evolved naturally, based on customer feedback and daily in-house development. The "DB" (Double Bubble) Barchetta is the next phase of that development.
The conversation that started the "DB" re-styling revolved around the necessity to provide roll-over protection for the European market, and how to cloak the additional chassis structure and provide the necessary strength, whilst staying true to the 1950's styling ethos that is the basis for the car.
The solution was to create two aesthetically-pleasing bulges behind the occupants heads reminiscent of the race cars that graced the period and named after a distinctive styling cue associated with the delicious offerings from the legendary House of Zagato.
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During the evolution, numerous modifications were made to the interior as well as introducing a number of mechanical and technical upgrades. Built on a bespoke tubular chassis and using a combination of GRP and Kevlar to create a one-piece body shell, the car is powered by the potent Chrysler 6.2L LS3 V8 producing an impressive 470BHP in a car weighing 1050kg. Features include a 5-speed manual gearbox, fully adjustable suspension, power steering, bias adjustable disc brakes all round, full stainless 16" wire wheels, bespoke cooling and fuel systems, modern ECU power, plus leather and Alcantara trim.
This left-hand drive and seriously cool British sports car is UK Registered, has only completed five miles since being finished and is ready to go. Offered at price to sell, this is truly an unrepeatable opportunity to experience the comforts of a well-engineered modern car inspired by the beauty and sheer desirability of those glorious, swoopy sports-racers of the late fifties.
Own a car people have to ask about, a real head turner and a great car to drive.