Luso Motors to Revive Voisin. Kinda

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

You might remember Ernesto Freitas from such automotive adventures as the non-Ferrari Dino and the Dutch supercar that wasn't, the Hansen GT-R. Well friends, Senor Freitas and his Portuguese pen are back and this time he's reviving Voision. Perhaps. First, Voisin? Oui, Voisin. Back in the day (think Jazz Age), engineer extraordinaire Gabriel Voisin was cranking out some of the most sophisticated yet beautiful cars in du monde. See, before he got bit by the car bug, Gabriel was into airplanes. And he used his aviation knowledge to the advantage of his vehicles. Voisins may not have had the stump-yankin' thrust of a Bentley, but they were constructed (in Paris) of lightweight aluminum and were aerodynamic. Contrast this philosophy with Rolls-Royce, who at the time was making rolling bricks out of pig iron. Sadly, the depression wiped Voisin out. C'est la vie, as they say. Until now. Maybe, but probably not. See, Mr. Fretias has done a rendering of a vaguely Veyron-like car. He would like to drop one of Audi's diesel V12s in the middle and call the result a Voisin. Bon chance, mon ami.

Jonny Lieberman
Jonny Lieberman

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  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on Mar 31, 2008

    Can I get a red one in a hybrid form factor, or will it always be only an Autocad Twinkle-in-the-eye product?