Saturday, March 10, 2012



For many years the company Alpine Renault ("Alpine Renault") actually has a monopoly in the production sports car in France. Perhaps the only Matra ("Mat-pa") made ​​attempts to produce a good three-seat model of Murena ("Moray") to the engine within the database. But its prosaic engine had a working volume of 2.2 liters, and Murena could not be called supercar. Therefore, in the early 80s. a group of enthusiasts decided to create a company Manufacture de Voitures de Sport ("Manyufaktyur de Vuatyur de Sport"), located in Cholet, near Nantes. At its head stood Godfrey Gerard (Gerard Godfrey) and Claude Poirot (Claude Poiraud), as well as financiers Hervé Bulan (Herve Boulan) and Hervé Lejeune (Herve Lejeune). They are interested in the French racer and designer Jean Rondeau (Jean Rondeau). The latter had extensive experience in small-scale production of special high-speed prototyping, one of which won the 1980 24-hour race at Le Mans.

The emblem used by MVS French flag colors, images, and a falcon collar. The term of the aerodynamics emphasized respect for the science
Participation in the project, Jean Rondeau had been useful in many ways, in particular, to create a chassis with excellent handling. In addition, he owned a small business at Le Mans. The first car appeared in MVS 1984 installed within the base 4-cylinder 2.2-liter engine was borrowed from the Peugeot 505 ("Peugeot"). Equipped with a turbocharged, he developed the power required to make a fiberglass prototype had a speed of 250 km / h, and the acceleration time from standstill to 96 km / h was about 7. Such indicators were not enough, so the next step have radically changed the design of the machine. Peugeot took the place of the engine boosted version of the "PRV V6", established firms Peugeot, Renault ("Renault") and Volvo ("Volvo"), instead of MacPherson struts in the front there were double triangular levers and rear multi-link system. The prototype developed by Mauro Bianchi riders (Mauro Bianchi) and Jean-Pierre Beltuaz (Jean-Pierre Beltoise), because Rondo was killed in a car accident.
Despite the fact that the production of MVS was aimed at the same clientele as the Alpine Renault, Renault is pleased she has agreed to supply engines and transmissions, because the volume of production MVS did not expect serious competition. Production of machines in Cholet began with a model Venturi 210 ("Venturi") in 1987, and a large new plant was to open in 1991 As often happens with these small companies, the embodiment of the ideas require a lot of money and effort, which resulted in 1989 city ​​for seeking help from Xavier de la Chapelle (Xavier de la Chapelle), the owner of the firm Primwest France ("France Primuest"). Guaranteed future of the car appeared only after increasing its share in equity MVS from 62 to 90%.

In profile, the coupe like a Venturi cars Ferrari, Lotus, and Alpine Renault. But the shape of its body is not obliged to copy, and demands of the laws of aerodynamics
With the launch of Convertible (1986) medium-term prospects have improved. In 1990, in addition to the 200-strong version of the engine "PVR V6" began to offer 260-horsepower, and the move to the 1991 production at the new plant the future looked bright. In the same year the company received additional injections of funds, and about 10% of its capital was in the hands of the industrial group Omnium Europe ("Omnium EuropeAid").
In the early 90s. at the firm were employed 70 people. Promises were made to build a test track length of about 2 km. Everything was ready to win success. In 1991, Venturi model briefly visited the UK to participate in one of the exhibitions. Responses to it were highly positive, but the high price (GBP 48 thousand in 1992) and unknown origin made her prospects dim even in good times, and then the country's economy experienced a downturn. In the early 90s. annual production of cars reached MVS 120 pieces. In 1999 Venturi Atlantique ("Atlantic") was worth 50 thousand GBP in the absence of such an authority as a competitor Lotus Esprit ("Lotus Esprit").
MVS Ventllri 210 ("Em-Vee-Es Venturi 210") from 1986
Despite the fact that the new sports coupe Venturi outwardly resembled Renault Alpine GTA, its layout and chassis have been significantly different. At Alpine always placed behind the engine, and the salon had a 2 +2 scheme. At the 2 local Venturi same motor was within the base.

Stekloplastikoey body Venturi 210 installed on a steel base. Put together, they form a very rigid structure
For the first time the car appeared at the Paris Motor Show 1984 in a streamlined version of the coupe with a steel bottom and a glass-plastic body. Work on the aerodynamic fine-tuning the car were in the tunnel of the University of San Siro. And though the end result was outstanding, the designers were assured that their car is very stable at high speeds.

The interior used a classic combination of walnut and leather
An interesting design is a frame. It consisted of a central part of the carrier-like backbone, to which was attached a flat steel base body. In turn, this base he joined the body, forming a rigid support structure. Front suspension - on double triangular wishbone, rear - a multi-link, and on each wheel had five levers. Engine "PVR V6" turbo developed by the working volume of 2458 cm3 Power 210 hp, as reflected in the model name.

With the V6 engine rated at 210 hp car could accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 6.9 s. Tour bonadduv increased capacity to 260 p.s "maximum speed-up to 270 km / h and reduced acceleration time to 100km / h by more than 1 s

Characteristics (1989)
Engine: V6, the overhead
Bore and Stroke: 91x63 mm
Displacement: 2458 cm3
Maximum Power: 210 hp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Chassis: Based on the supporting steel
Suspension: independent linkage
Brakes: disc
Body: 2-seater coupe
Maximum speed: 245 km / h
Options for MVS Venturi 210 MVS Venturi 210 Cabriolet ("Convertible")
First shown at the Paris Motor Show 1986 has a very clever device foldable top, back when it is reverting so shut the battery compartment, which was formed flat ground. The upper part after it served as a guard at the descent when you turn.
MVS Venturi 260
Production started in 1990 corresponds to the index in the name of the engine "PRV V6" (2849 cm3). Maximum speed - 270 km / h, acceleration from a standstill to 96 km / h takes just over 5 seconds.

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