First Six Wheeled Car: Covini C6W

Written by tonks on October 19, 2006

Covini C6WItalian manufacturer Ferruccio Covini’s radical six wheeler, the C6W, has been in the pipeline since the mid 70′s… though due to safety concerns and engineering costs – the concept has only recently seen the light of day.

Covini began work on the six-wheeler with backing from larger companies to help finance its development. Among it’s many features, the obvious is “Why 4 front wheels?” According to Covini, it’s safety concerns. Two front wheels at each corner means a front tire blowout will not cause the vehicle to lose control. Plus the extra stopping power from more rubber on the road is another plus.

Covini also claims there is also less risk of aquaplaning because the two foremost wheels clear the water for the ones behind and allow better road adhesion.  Comfort is another consideration – less unsprung weight at each wheel allows the suspension to control wheel movement better and the overall ride benefits from more evenly distributed reaction forces in the suspension.

The drop in the individual unsprung weight of each wheel also offers much better grip and better directional stability with a well-matched set of tires, a six-wheeler can be expected to have higher cornering speeds than a four wheeler. Overall, this is a weird design that probably won’t make it to production – but it’s certainly a ‘cool car’ in our book.

*Update – this car will be going into production. Read more here.

Posted Under: Supercars

Reader Comments

Just wanna add here that Covini-C6W is a start of the heart man made machine.

Written By Samuel Anigboro on December 13th, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

This car is heading to production.. don’t hate concepts.

Written By cc.c.p. on December 13th, 2008 @ 4:10 pm

this is weird and cool at the same time,they need to keep making cars like this

Written By kendrick hart on December 13th, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

This is one of a kind, Some Thing to die for.

Written By Donna Perkns on December 13th, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

This Car is safer… And more powerful … a true man’s Car…

Written By Matt on December 13th, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

this is some serious car for the plese don’t hate and participate>>>

Written By angel on December 14th, 2008 @ 12:23 am

i like it…but they dont need to BS us about the safety…it just looks kool with 2 wheels in the front…lol

Written By jack and jill on December 14th, 2008 @ 2:11 am

Oh gosh, I love it….Six wheels??? What were you guys thinking?? OK , fine ….I still think its owesome really..its off da

Written By George on December 29th, 2008 @ 9:15 am

Nice Car,
This car lokks very sexy. This car will run so fast in highway. Great.

Written By Ana Watson on July 16th, 2010 @ 6:22 am

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