Covini T40

T40 Summit (1986), a luxurious and elegant 2+2 coupe propelled by a 4 litre engine with an experimental Overboost system.

The vehicle is a luxiorious and classic 4-seater coupe built in 1988. The engine is a novel 3.3 litres 5 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine made by VM, the first to be fitted with an overboost system. It is affectionately called “Summit” because it is the technical and aestetic evolution of a first protoype (the Covini T46 of 1979 equipped with a 6 cylinder 3600cc, first example of a sport Diesel car), optimised in mechanics and body.

ENGINE 5 cylinder Diesel, type VM HR 692 HT by VM Motori (Cento, FE), front longitudinal engine.
CAPACITY 3500 cc
MAX POWER 225 CV (165 kW) at 4300 RPM
TRANSMISSION Rear wheel drive
GEARBOX Manual 5 speed + RG.
CHASSIS Steel-frame
SUSPENSION Independent suspension (front and rear)
WHEELS AND TYRES Front rims: 17’’ pneus: 235/40 – 17, rear rims: 18’’ pneus: 285/35 – 18
BRAKES Front and rear discs with brake booster
BODYWORK 4 seater coupé, vtr and steel
DIMENSIONS Length 4,46 m – width 1,84 m – height 1,24 m – wheelbase mm 2440 – front track 1,52 m – rear track 1,52 m – weight 1350 kg
PERFORMANCE Top speed: 235 Km/h   0/100 Km/h: 7.5 sec