Italy’s Mazzanti may not be as widely recognized as Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], Lamborghini, and Pagani, but it’s certainly in the same league as those illustrious brands, at least when it comes to performance.
The company originally built grand tourers with retro styling, but for its third car Mazzanti went the supercar route.
The car we’re talking about is the Evantra, which was unveiled to the world in 2013.
Mazzanti has since developed a more extreme version, which in this latest teaser video has been confirmed as the Evantra Millecavalli. Millecavalli, Italian for “a thousand horses,” signifies the car’s power output, and thus the Evantra Millecavalli is the most powerful street-legal car to ever come out of Italy (Ferrari’s LaFerrari is next in line with 950 horsepower).
Production limited to 25 units
The power is drawn from a twin-turbocharged 7.2-liter V8 of Mazzanti’s own design. The mighty unit also boasts peak torque of 885 pound-feet and according to Mazzanti will rocket the Evantra Millecavalli from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 250 miles per hour.
Compared to the standard Evantra, which only has 751 horsepower from its naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter V8, the Evantra Millecavalli also benefits from a 4.0-inch wider track, carbon-ceramic brakes from Brembo, lightweight wheels from OZ Racing, and sticky Trofeo R tires from Pirelli. The car is also said to feature an innovative aero technology where heated air extracted from the engine bay is directed past the rear wing to boost downforce, a bit like the blown diffusers used in Formula One.
Mazzanti is now ready to formally unveil the Evantra Millecavalli. The unveiling will take place June 8 at the 2016 Turin Auto Show (officially the Parco Valentino).
Just 25 examples are destined for production.