Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mazzanti unveils the Millecavalli

Mazzanti has just introduced an evolution of the Evantra coupe that’s billed as “the most powerful street-legal car ever built in Italy.” It’s called Millecavalli, a portmanteau that means “a thousand horses” in Italian, and as its name implies it boasts a thousand horsepower and peak torque of 885 pound-feet thanks to a twin-turbocharged 7.2-liter V8 engine.

Claimed to be the most powerful street-legal car to ever come out of Italy (Ferrari's LaFerrari boasts 950 hp), the Millecavalli is capable of 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds on to a top speed in excess of 250 mph. The manufacturer plans on building 25 examples.
The Evantra Millecavalli 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.
Price is expected to be something around a very trifling $ 1.2 million.

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