Creator of Italy's most powerful supercar set to unleash another very special model.
Italian boutique supercar maker Mazzanti handcrafts just five cars per year. So to spot a prototype testing on the streets of Pontedera, where the firm's atelier is based, is a seriously rare experience. As you can see from these exclusive spy shots, the sports car is wearing the typical monochrome camouflage, so the automaker clearly has something to hide. In the summer, the Evantra Millecavalli was revealed boasting more power than a Ferrari LaFerrari.
Having started life as a retro grand tourer, the Evantra has swiftly evolved into a hypercar in the shape of the "1,000 horses" edition, of which just 25 units will be made. The Evantra 771 was also unveiled last year at the Bologna Motor Show, its name derived from the 7.0-liter V8's output of 771 horsepower. In addition to the extra 20 hp it gains over the standard model, the 771 came with a series of aerodynamic upgrades. As you can see in the spy shots, the prototype is wearing the same roof air intake and front splitter. However, heavy cladding makes it hard to see whether the 771's new rear wing is also on the test mule.
The prototype does appear to mimic the Millecavalli's dimensions and side air intakes, and if it has indeed borrowed the hardcore Evantra's carbon-fiber body that means it will weigh in at just 1,300 kg. Given that each Evantra is made to order, we expect this latest example to feature some unique elements as well as buckets of horsepower, somewhere around the 800-900 horsepower range would be our best guess. That would give it performance almost on par with the Millecavalli that can sprint to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 mph. The new model will be rolled out in the coming months, and we'll have the full reveal for you when it does.