Published on 23 Dec 2012 by Adriano
Diminutive Italian carmaker Mazzanti Automobili has released more images of the new Evantra V8, a new supercar we already talked about a while ago in a dedicated post when the company was still called ‘ Faralli & Mazzanti’, aka ‘F&M’. The car comes with a body that’s primarily made of carbon fiber and an openly aggressive design, quite modern and yet classic at the same time, pretty reminiscent of the old supercars of the 70s-80s. The aerodynamics of the car have been devolped with Ysim, a company that provides consultancy services to several teams involved in Formula 1 and the Le Mans Series.
Under the hood there’s a naturally aspirated 7.0-liter V8 producing 701 hp at 6.600 rpm with a maximum torque of 848 Nm available at 4,500 rpm. The Evantra uses a dry sump lubrication system in order to keep this engine - and therefore the center of gravity of the car - as close to the ground as possible. The engine is mostly made of aluminum, though some internal parts such as connecting rods and valves are made of titanium, and in combination with the Silatronic six-speed automatic gearbox can push the Evantra from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of more than 350 km/h (217 mph). In case you are wondering, all that power gets grounded through the rear axle only.
The Evantra is equipped with a nice set of 20″ OZ alloy wheels, fitted with 255/30 tyres at the front and 305/25 at the back courtesy of Continental. The powerful braking system is supplied by Italian spcialist Brembo and provides for 380 mm discs with six-piston calipers at the front and 360 mm discs combined with 4-piston calipers at the rear. The manufacturer also offers a carbon-ceramic discs option, for an even more efficient performance. Very interesting is also the ‘modality selector’, that allows the driver to choose different mappings for the engine/gearbox combo.