Introducing the Mazzanti Evantra V8: Speed Gets a Smiley Face

This smiling and happy looking car is the Mazzanti Evantra V8, just unveiled at the Top Marques Monaco show.  The Evantra is the brain child of the brand’s founder and namesake Luca Mazzanti.  He and Mazzanti Automobili’s awesomely named Chief Designer Zsolt Tarnok penned the Evantra to represent the “perfect equilibrium of classical and modern”.  I’m not sure if that is entirely the case, but love the look or hate it, the Mazzanti Evantra V8 has some serious chops underneath that extreme body.

The Evantra is powered by a big-honkin’ naturally aspirated 7.0 liter V8.  Yeah, seven liters!  That’s half a liter bigger than Lamborghini’s V12 with four less cylinders.  That nearly two gallons (1.85 to be precise) of displacement gives the Evantra a tire-shredding 701 horse and 625 pound-feet of torque routed through a six-speed manual or sequential paddle-shift gearbox.  Sixty-two miles-per-hour comes in a scant 3.2 seconds, so figure 0-60 is about three dead.  Top speed for the Evantra is 217 miles per hour, McLaren P1 territory.

At only 2,866 pounds, much of that performance can be credited to the Mazzanti Evantra’s svelt carbon fiber figure.  Speaking of which, if you plan on ordering one of the five Evantras Mazzanti plans to make per year, you get your choice of an all carbon fiber body (PRO-BODY) or hand-formed aluminum skin (ONE-BODY), both on a chromoly steel frame.  In the case of the lighter PRO-BODY, you get what you see, a smiley-grilled, slightly over-styled car with reverse swan-wing doors.  If you opt for the aluminum ONE-BODY, you can customize the look of your Evantra to suit your personal design aesthetic.  With either option, the Evantra’s interior is tailor-made to the buyer.  

Inside, if you look closely, you’ll find Mazzanti’s Tricolore starter button on the ceiling.  You’ll also find the AIM racing-style instrument cluster on top of the center console just above the nav system / stereo headunit.  A Strada and Race mode selector round out the interior kit.

No word yet on price on price, but I’d expect it to be in the high six-figures.  For more info, check out Mazzanti’s press release below the gallery.  There are also a few iPhone wallpapers, too, if you fancy the Evantra.

Press Release
Evantra world premiere @Top marques Monaco show 2013

After the ANTAS debut at TMM 2007, Luca Mazzanti is proud to present the world premiere of the new exclusive MAZZANTI EVANTRA : powered by a V8 engine 7.0 L with 701 Hp, hand made in Italy in a limited production of 5 bespoke cars per year, it embodies passion, creativity and artisanal culture of the company.

Mazzanti automobili take this fantastic opportunity to show in world premiere also the exclusive “Evantra collection” by FB 1913 : a special made in Italy one off and limited accessories for EVANTRA realized by FB 1913, the Italian atelier specialized since 1913 in high level Luxury cashmere and special leather items.

Evantra philosophy:
Evantra V8 is the exclusive “tailor-made” supercar of Mazzanti automobili produced only in limited series of 5 examples per year, each of them individually personalized.

As the brand tradition, its name comes from the ancient etruscan language and represents an object unique, eternal and exclusive, infact Evantra was also the name of the Godess of immortality for the etruscan people.

The design of the Evantra was created side-by-side by Luca Mazzanti and Zsolt Tarnok (Mazzanti automobili chief designer), with the concept of perfect equilibrium of classical and modern.

The object was to conciliate elements difficult to harmonize to each other: a personal concept that is absolutely out of todays market trends, a really precise and tipically italian stylistical identity and a powertrain with ” absolute” performance are perfectly united in forms and function.

The smooth surfaces, the classically shaped fenderlines come from the traditional classic cars which influenced most the past creations. For the styling of the Evantra a modern and a bit more aggressive appearance was desired, so in the details more modern solutions were used. Such parts are the shape of the lights with the modern LED lights, and the precise and neat outlines and connections of the air inlets and outlets around the car. These virtually different concepts have been merged together in harmony to create this unique supercar, Evantra.

The steel chassis is reinforced by a new chrome-molibden rollcage positioned under the roof while an other one connects the new engine to the rear suspension hard-points this way enchancing the structural stiffness of the chassis and in the same time helps protecting the occupants.

The body is a 2 seat coupe.
The bodywork is produced in two different options, the first called PRO-BODY: made of carbon fiber composite materials; or the second, called ONE-BODY: entirely hand crafted, aluminim body, personalized by the client. With this option the client can have a project dedicated exclusively to the single vehicle, virtually building a One-off.

The tailor-made interior of the client is covered with all-natural leather prepared with special aniline leather treatment. The incredible soft touch of the leather is achieved thanks to a collaboration with a leader of the fashion/luxury sector. Every aspect of personalization is possible with the infinite options of special material, including exotic leather and precious materials. The center console is equipped with a dash and data acquisition system from AIM and a Headunit (NAVI/CD/MP3) from BOSCH as first equipment. The “Tricolore” engine starter button is placed onto the roof panel in “Mazzanti” style as in the “sister car” ANTAS. On the lower part of the console the modality selector is placed with different maps for the engine/gearbox, “Strada – Street” and “Corsa – Race”. On the Nardi steering wheel a small display shows the actual gear, while behind the paddles are placed (version with sequential gearbox).

The Evantra’s “mechanical heart” is an aluminium V8, naturally aspirated 7.0 L. which is capable of developing 701 Hp @ 6600 rpm and 848 Nm @ 4500 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 11.0, a dry sump lubrification system, and valves, connecting rods in titanium.

Characteristics & performance:
The performance of the Evantra V8 equipped with a 6-speed manual or sequential gearbox arrives up to the maximum velocity of over 350 Km/h with an acceleration of 0-100 in 3.2 seconds.

The aerodynamic development process was realized in partnership with Ysim, a company with notable experience in F1 and Le mans.

Sila holding industrial, leader company of gearshift systems has developed a special version of its robotized gearshift system “silatronic” for Mazzanti.

The power of the Evantra V8 is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tyres from Continental 255/30 R20 front and 305/25 R20 rear, mounted on special 20″ OZ alloy wheels. The braking system comes from Brembo, formed by 380mm discs with 6 piston calipers in the front and 360mm discs with 4 piston caliper is the back (carbon-ceramic system is optional).

“The creation of each Evantra is a unique and emotional experience for those who partecipate in the project such as for the client who follows the birth of the car in each phase. Evantra V8 was not born to please everyone, instead to be herself and to generate emotions with her character and exclusivity”.
Luca Mazzanti

Technical specifications:
Mazzanti Evantra V8
Engine & Power
Engine layout V8 naturally aspirated
Engine capacity 7.0 L
Power output 701 Hp @ 6600 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3,2 sec
Length 4325 mm
Height 1225 mm
Width 1955 mm
Wheelbase 2550 mm
Kerb weight 1300 kg (PRO-BODY)

Author: Nick Glasnovich

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