Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mazzanti introduces production Evantra V8 [videos]

Luca Mazzanti and Mario Farall after three years of collaborating with designer Zsolt Tarnok, is ready to launch the first ever F&M Auto production car: the Evantra. Actually, it’s the company’s first very limited production car, since only five examples will be made, with the lucky owners being able to fully customize their own car. They can choose between a composite or an aluminum body, a naturally aspirated or twin-turbocharged version of a 3.5-liter flat-six with 403HP and 603HP respectively – and, in the case of the hand-crafted aluminum body, make changes to the design and create a really bespoke, one-off supercar.
The internals make for good reading: all-aluminum 7.0-liter V8, 701 horsepower, 624 pound-feet of torque, 0-62 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, six-speed manual or sequential paddle-shift transmission, bodywork in either aluminum or carbon fiber laid over a steel and chromoly chassis, that second bodywork option making for a curb weight of 2,860 pounds.
When compared to the six-cylinder version, the V-8 version received a new rear wing and a series of inserts made in carbon fiber or brushed aluminum. For the interior, the company added a new roll cage made in chrome.
Three years ago, Italian boutique manufacturer Faralli and Mazzanti came out with the $473,000 Vulca S. Designed by fellow Hungarian Zsolt Tárnok, it was a nice looking car with allegedly the build quality of a Lada Niva. Today, Faralli is gone, but Zsolt has penned a new supercar called the Evantra
Future customers can choose between a turbocharged six-cylinder with up to 600 horsepower, or a 7.0-liter V8 with 701 horses and 625 foot pound of torque. The transmission is a Sila Holding developed 6-speed sequential unit, while the brakes under the 20" custom OZ wheels come from Brembo. For a bit of cash, they can also be made of carbon, just like the body panels, which are aluminum as standard. But even with the metal body, the Evantra keeps its weight under 2,870 pounds. Sixty from halt will come at around 3.2 seconds the say.
" 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
More you can find on the official website here