The automaker’s “EV-R” codename has finally matured enough to sport a proper name and after a lengthy series of ten teaser trailers that spanned several months we’re greeting the aptly named Millecavalli (one thousand horses in Italian).
As the name implies, the Evantra Millecavalli comes to the hypercar party with 1, 000 hp and a 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint time of just 2.7 seconds. The Italian specialty marque Mazzanti Automobili is finally taking the wraps off the final version of the car, which is set to receive its official public debut during the 2016 Salone Auto Torino in Italy taking place between June 8 and 12. Since it narrowly beats the total output of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Evantra Millecavalli has been named by the brand as the “most powerful street-legal hypercar ever built in Italy,” thanks to its heart and soul – a newly developed biturbo 7.2-liter V8 engine. The impressive unit is hitting the mythical 1,000-hp milestone and also has a peak torque in excess of 886 pound-feet (1,200 Nm).
The Millecavalli is not entirely new and instead takes lots of cues from the company’s original Evantra model, and this hardcore version is not for the faint hearted because it will sprint to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. The company hasn’t said anything about the top speed – they were busy with filmmaking activities and didn’t have time to hit the speed oval, probably. But it should be equally impressive given the model tips the scales at just 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms). The gearbox hasn’t been tipped either but we expect more revealing information to come next month – Mazzanti has already expressed its desire to deliver a limited production run of just 25 units to interested bidders.