MAZZANTI debuted its Evantra Millecavalli at the 2016 Turin Auto Show on June 8, with the sleek beast promoted as the most powerful car ever made in Italy.
The name is apt as Millecavalli is Italian for ‘a thousand horses’. The hypercar vision of the original Evantra has a power output of, yes you guessed it, 1,000 hp.
With Ferrari’s LaFerrari stoking a measly 950 hp, the Millecavalli claims to be Italy’s most powerful prodigal son, a boast easily supported by its twin-turbocharged 7.2 litre V8 engine featuring peak torque of 885lb-ft, seeing it race from 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds.
It easily handles speeds in excess of 250mph and powerful brakes allow it to grind to a halt from 186mph in just seven seconds. A monocoque chassis constructed from steel and carbon brings down the weight, while Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, OZ Racing lightweight wheels and Pirelli Trofeo tyres lend a sophisticated aesthetic and feel.
“Our new hypercar is an arrival point for us,” said CEO and founder Luca Mazzanti. “Not an absolute arrival, but the result of meticulous work and a refining process started since the delivery of the Evantra project.
I strongly believe a car manufacturer shouldn’t be completely satisfied by the results just achieved and should always aim to perfect them .” The car on display in Turin was a prototype. Plans are afoot to test it on premier racetracks across the world to fine tune it for limited production.
Mazzanti has often been overshadowed by rival Italian manufacturers but has grown reputation an elite manufacturer of quality handcrafted cars.