Italian supercar fans now have one more model to lust over.
Italian coachbuilder Mazzanti has formally introduced the Evantra V8 at the 2013 Top Marques Monaco show, having released CAD renderings of the supercar at the end ofl ast year. Only five, individually-personalized units will be hand-made in Italy each year, with the bespoke supercar powered by a 7.0-liter V8 rated at 701 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque. Power from the mid-mounted Corvette engine, which boasts titanium valves and connecting rods, is sent to the rear wheels via a paddle-shifted six-speed sequential transmission.
With a lightweight chrome-molybdenum chassis helping the Evantra post a 1,300 kg curb weight, 62 mph comes in at just 3.2 seconds en route to a top speed of over 218 mph. F1 and Le Mans consultant Ysim helped to fine-tune the car's design for optimal aerodynamic efficiency, while highlights of the chassis include 20-inch OZ alloys, Brembo brakes (with optional carbon-ceramics), and electronic adjustment of the engine and transmission ranging from Strada to Corsa. There are also two body choices: Pro-Body is made of carbon-fiber composite, and the One-Body is made of aluminum, which can be personalized to customer's exact specifications resulting in a one-off finish.
The interior is swathed in leather prepared with a special aniline treatment, and can be customized with a range of options including exotic leather and precious materials. The center console sports data acquisition system from AIM and a Bosch audio-navigation system, while the Tricolore engine start button can be found on the headliner and the Nardi steering wheel contains a small display indicating the current gear. Mazzanti is now taking orders for the Evantra V8, and if you're interested make sure you have large amounts of cash and patience. Each model takes months to complete and will doubtless come with a seven-figure price tag.