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Camal Ramusa Super-SUV: 4WD sports SUV with Bugatti EB110 basis

Turin's Camal Design Centre has a remarkable new project. They plan to build an 800 BHP 4x4 super-SUV based on the Bugatti EB110.

Ramusa only 1.3 m in height, but with 25 cm ground clearance

It pays tribute to well-known SUV design concepts such as the Giugiaro Parcour and the Lamborghini Urus, and manages high ground clearance, whilst still coming in at under 1.5 metres in total height. The exact dimensions of the Ramusa are 1.3 metres in height, 4.32 in length, and 2.02 in width. Ground clearance measures 25 centimetres..

These tight dimensions accommodate a long legged sports SUV, designed by the firm founded by Bertone student Alessandro Camorali in 2008. Short overhangs, a very short front as well as tough looking wheel arches dominate the design. The rear tapers to an impressive rear end with a deep recess, narrow lights and asymmetric exhaust pipes. The front is also characterised by narrow headlights and large aerodynamic air intakes.

The Bugatti EB110 lends its chassis and engine to the Ramusa.

Camal Ramusa with V12 and electric motor

There is also room for some serious engineering. Camal’s Ramusa adopts many elements from from the legendary Bugatti EB110, including both the carbon chassis and the powertrain. The mid-engined racer also uses the 60° angled 3.5 litre V12 turbo engine from the EB110, of which approximately 130 were built between 1991 and 1995.

Even just with this engine, the Bugatti EB110 had a performance of between 560 and 611 BHP. But that’s not enough for the Ramusa. Demonstrating that Camal has fully arrived in the 21st Century, the Italians couple the V12 with an electric motor. This powers the front wheels, whilst the V12 powers the back. The power transfer is taken care of by a six-speed manual gearbox. This hybrid powertrain should generate 800 BHP.

The Giugiaro Parcour can be regarded as the Ramusa's Godfather.
Small production run planned

Camal plans to produce the Ramusa in a small production run. It’s unclear however, whether the Italians will indeed be able to sacrifice the motor and chassis of the legendary Bugatti to build their hyper SUV.




2 January 2016
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