Mazzanti Evantra 771 gets another 20 hp from its V8 image

If the name is any indication, yes, the seven-liter V8 has exactly 771 hp to talk about, without the assistance of any turbo or electric shenanigan.

The Mazzanti Evantra 771 is an Italian exotic supercar model – and quite the engineering feat if we look at its performance numbers – and its first official outing will happen at the 2016 Bologna Motor Show this weekend. This is just an evolution of the standard Evantra – nothing to do with the Hyundai Elantra – though calling it just an evolution doesn’t exactly paint the entire picture. The new version does bring to the party a mere 20 horsepower, but more importantly is the fact that its naturally-aspirated 7.0-liter, V8 heart actually has a grand total of 771 hp (575 kW), which is why it gets the odd number at the end. If the incredible power to displacement ratio is not enough, we can tell you in the standard designation the Evantra has 634 pound-feet (860 Newton-meters) at 5,000 rpm.

The performance details haven’t been released yet so we can recall the ones of the standard model – three seconds to 60 mph (96 km/h) and a maximum speed of 224 mph (360 km/h). The Evantra 771 also gets an upgraded aerodynamic package, including a modified front splitter, reworked roof scoop, along with modified side mirrors and an updated rear wing. There’s also a splashing new two-tone livery and some modifications of the interior, though Mazzanti hasn’t revealed the cabin just yet. Mazzanti also lets know owners of the Evantra they can bring the models back in for a retrofit to the 771 specification, which is only the first in a series of new versions coming in 2017.