Italian jewelers Corbellati have decided to break out of the velvet prison of creating products of gold and diamonds by creating a shocking 9.0-liter, 1,800-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V8 hypercar aptly dubbed the "Missile."
The Corbellati Missile is scheduled for its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, as the jeweler makes its move into the car business.
"We are the Corbellati family, for 70 years the creators of jewels, artists, art enthusiasts, and today the last generation, passionate about sports cars, has embarked on a new adventure," the company states. "Our goal is just a car with a unique performance and unique design, just like a jewel."
The Missile rolls on an all-carbon fiber chassis, with lightweight carbon fiber body panels that have been designed for aerodynamic stability to 500 kph (312 mph). The layout is the typical mid-engine, rear-drive configuration with a six-speed sequential gearbox.
Stopping force is applied by six-piston monobloc calipers to mammoth 394 mm carbon ceramic rotors.
Corbellati promises the Missile will be "the union of elegance and technology." Geneva show-goers will be excited to see how well the car lives up to that promise.