Portugal’s First Supercar Is Powered by a Ford V-6

Adamastor wants Portugal to be known for more than it sunny weather, Port wine, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The auto startup has just unveiled its debut model, the Furia, which it claims is the country’s first supercar, according to Top Gear. The company hopes that a daring design and potent Ford-sourced powertrain will help it compete with some of Europe’s more established marques.

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The Furia has been a long time coming. The company’s roots go all the way back to 2010, but it wasn’t until 2018 that it decided to shift its focus from building race cars to road vehicles. A half-decade—and a canceled sports car—later, the brand’s first production model is finally ready for its big moment.

A rear 3.4 view of the Adamastor Furia
Adamastor Furia

Adamastor’s first vehicle sports an eye-catching design that is part spaceship, part Le Mans racer. The carbon-fiber body’s most notable features are its bubble cockpit, bulbous fenders, and sizeable rear wing, all of which make clear that this is a car meant to cut through the air with ease. Its bold shape—which isn’t all that dissimilar from that of the Aston Martin Valkyrie or Pagani Huayra—and a Venturi effect floor help it produce over 2,200 pounds of downforce at 155 mph. No images of the interior have been made available, but the company says it will be customizable.

The Furia doesn’t just look the part. In its engine bay sits a 3.5-liter Ford Performance V-6. While plenty of the supercar’s peers may have bigger mills, this one still produces a more-than-impressive 650 horses and 421 ft lbs of twist. That’s a lot for any car, let alone one that, thanks to its carbon-fiber chassis, tips the scales at a measly 2,450 pounds. With all that grunt pushing it forward, and its aerodynamic elements keeping it glued to the pavement, Adamastor says the Furia can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in around 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 mph. Neither number is exactly boundary-pushing, but they’re decent.

Adamastor plans to build 60 examples of the Furia, each of which will cost around €1.6 million (roughly $1.7 million). Are people willing to spend that much for a supercar from a startup they’ve never heard of? The brand, which has said it has its sights set on marques like Koenigsegg and Rimac, better hope so.

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