First shown with great success at the 1970 Geneva Auto Show, the Hai was intended to be a "halo" car to draw attention to the 375 series of Monteverdi GT’s. This particular car is the prototype show car. Initially only 2 cars were built. The second car #102 called the 450 GTS had a slightly longer wheelbase. Although Monteverdi received many requests for Hai’s, he refused to build them, believing them to be too powerful for the inexperienced driver. The Hai had a claimed top speed of 180 mph. Automobile Quarterly magazine achieved 176 mph before running out of road, while Road Test magazine recorded 0-60 in 4.7 secs. Today there are a total of 4 Hai’s. The original two plus two more built by Monteverdi in the early 1990’s from left over parts. Of the 4 cars, this is the only example outside the Monteverdi museum where the other 3 are housed.
This car was shown at Pebble Beach in 1989.
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||2 Door Coupe
||Fissore (Trevor Fiore)
||Chrysler Hemi 7 Liter V8 (6974cc)
||490 lb at 4000 rpm
||Front- Independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adjustable telescopic dampers
Rear- de Dion axle, Watts transverse linkage bar, twin trailing arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar, adjustable telescopic dampers
||Front- ATE Vented discs
Rear- ATE Vented discs mounted inboard
||180 mph (0-60 mph = 4.9 secs)
[sorry this car was from a third party supplier and is probably meanwhile no more available - we just keep this page for info about the only Swiss car brand]