This is Italy’s most powerful supercar
Watch out Ferrari, Mazzanti wants a slice of the power pie with its 1000bhp Millecavalli
Italy is synonymous with supercars. Whether it’s Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati or Pagani, a vast majority of the best Top Trump cards have the mighty green, white and red tricolore flag in the top right corner.
But now another company wants in on the pack, and has come along with enough power to trump them all.
It’s called the (amazingly Italian) Millecavalli, and is a 1,000bhp hypercar from small Tuscan outfit Mazzanti. In a brave move, it very much wants to lock horns with Italy’s other high-horsepower offering, LaFerrari.
Powered by a 7.2-litre twin-turbo V8, with the wick turned all the way up, it’s good for a tyre-munching 1,000bhp and 885 lb-ft of torque. That’s quite a lot more twist force to the rear wheels than Ferrari’s 950bhp, 664 lb-ft V12-engined hybrid-hypercar.
Weighing in at 1,300 kg, and with a six-speed sequential gearbox on board, you should be able to see 60mph off in 2.7 seconds, and romp on to a claimed 250mph top speed.
Thankfully, Brembo has been called in to make it stop again. Something the Millecavalli is apparently quite proficient at. They claim that if you drop the anchors at 186mph, you should be back to a standstill in seven seconds. Your internal organs might need longer than that to return to their appropriate positions.
Further details from the company formed by supercar fabricator Luca Mazzanti and classic car restorer Walter Faralli are thin. But we can see what it looks like. Well, the outside at least.
As you can see, there’s quite a lot going on. The bodywork has many, ripples and creases that must certainly affect the aero. Whether that's a good effect, or bad effect, we don’t know. However, there is a two-tier rear spoiler, basking shark mouth of a roof snorkel, and suicide swan doors (backward opening and slightly upward hinged for better ground clearance) that make it look like it wants to fight someone when opened.
We can’t see inside it, but we’d hedge our bets that there are seats, possibly a steering wheel and even some pedals located in the cabin. It's currently on display at the Turin Auto Show, so if you’re in the area and would care to fill us in on the blanks, we’d be honoured.
Mazzanti claims that 25 examples will be produced, but for how much money we don’t know. And three of those 25 have already been sold, so if you want to drive an Italian supercar with many, many horsepowers that pretty much no one has heard of, you better be quick as there’s only 22 left.
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