Lorena (car brand)
Lorena is a Brazilian car brand.
The Chilean Léon Lorena (according to another source, Léon Lorena Larenas Izquierdo) acquired a license from Ferrer Motors . He started in 1968 in Rio de Janeiro with the production of cars and kit cars by hand. The brand name was Lorena . After the first presentation at an automobile exhibition, he founded the company Lorena Importação, Indústria e Comércio Ltda. in São Paulo for series production. This company later became Tambatajá and then manufactured other vehicles.
Léon Lorena founded the new company Protótipos Lorena Carrocerias Ltda in 1969 . The place is not recorded. New models were designed.
In 1972 he founded the other company Plásticos Reforçados RM in Rio de Janeiro . Production ended the following year.
Luiz Fernando Lapagesse started developing a new edition in 2008 and launched the model in 2010 with his company Lapagesse's Car Chassis e Carrocerias Especiais from Saquarema .
The first GT model from 1968 to 1969 was a sports car . It was based on the uncut chassis from the VW Beetle . A fiberglass body was mounted on top. The two-seater coupé was noticeably flat with a height of 105 cm and was similar to the Ford GT 40 and Porsche 910 . The vehicles were powered by an air-cooled four - cylinder boxer engine from Volkswagen do Brasil with a choice of 1300 cm³, 1500 cm³ or 1600 cm³ displacement . The racing driver Sidney Cardoso equipped one of them with a 2-liter engine and used it as a racing car.
From 1972 there was only the Coupe RM , which was similar to the models from Puma . Motors with a capacity of 1300 cm³ to 2000 cm³ have been handed down.