Meet Italy's New 1,000-HP Mazzanti Hypercar
Italy is already known for pumping out incredible supercars—Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani. Mazzanti hopes to add its name to the well-known ranks of of the Italian market with its new Millecavalli hypercar. That name literally translates to "a thousand horses" and means exactly what you think it means. This 1000-horsepower Italian stallion gets all that power from a twin turbocharged 7.2-liter V8 engine. That engine is located behind the passenger compartment and sends power to the rear wheels of the car. The has transmission has yet to be revealed, but we have our fingers crossed for a good ol' fashioned manual. RELATED: See Images of the 2012 Mazzanti Evantra
The Millecavalli will have a 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds, which makes it .3 seconds faster than the Evantra on which it's based. It also puts the Millecavalli squarely in hypercar territory. It's got the power and the style to compete with the big boys from down the street.
Full details on the Millecavalli are set to be released next month at the Turin Auto Show. They won't be debuting a concept at the show, but a production version of the car. The plan is to build at least 25 units. Pricing will likely be in six-digit territory and it should be no surprise if it hits seven digits.
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