By Danny Baggott @dan_baggie
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Videographer / director: Paolo Patruno
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Matthew Hoare
Moreno Filandi relies solely on his skills as a mechanic to build handmade custom cars from metal work with two incredible supercars already finished.
Moreno’s second and most recent creation, the Moreno Ever S, was built on top of a red 1990 Mercedes.
The mechanic said: “People ask me about the brand, what is this car, so I start explaining that is handmade, built by just one person.
“Behind the Ever S, I had the inspiration for something unusual, a bit crude, looking incomplete.
“I had the idea for the edges that intersect with each other, these shapes and triangles that intersect, for something looking unusual and strange.”
The Ever S weighs 1420kg and the engine is a Mercedes 5000rpm that has a horsepower of 340.
It can reach a top speed of 170mph and takes just 4.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60mph.
The 55 year old said: “People’s reaction when they see Ever S arouses curiosity, they stop to have a look, they have a positive reaction.”
Moreno’s first successful project was the Filandi Uragano, which has a distinctive yellow paint job and cost him a mere €12,000 - £9,974 - to make.
He said: “The Filandi Uragano weighs 1150kg, with a derived Audi turbo engine of 605 horsepower.
“Uragano has a top speed of 200mph and the time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60mph is 3 seconds.”
Moreno is often asked if he can build cars for other people but this does not interest him as he treats it as a hobby rather than a profession.
He said: “Since building supercars is just my hobby, I do it just for me.
"I’m a coachbuilder by trade, and I build supercars just for passion, it’s my hobby, my freedom.”
Moreno now has plans to construct a third supercar made out of brushed and polished aluminum, finished off and put together using small studs.
He said: “The car will be very unusual and futuristic.”