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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 of last year. Only five individually personalized units will be hand-made in Italy each year, with the bespoke supercar powered by a Corvette-sourced V8 engine capable of blasting out 701hp. The naturally aspirated engine can propel the Evantra from 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and thanks to a super strong carbon fibre body, total weight for the Evantra is a paltry 2,866 lbs.
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.
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-fibre 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 centre 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 exotic Evantra V8, and if you’re interested make sure you have equally large amounts of both cash and patience. Each model takes months to complete and will doubtless come with a seven-figure price tag.