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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

EV-R become one of Italy's fastest hypercars

Italian supercar marque Mazzanti, in the news just a few days ago with its first model, the Evantra, is now tantalizing us with a new car code-named EV-R. With just a few weeks away from the reveal of the EV-R, Mazzanti has dropped a new video, revealing some of its performance specs.
Mazzanti will unveil the most extreme Evantra, the EV-R. And it promises to beat the LaFerrari! (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1a20vk)
The Italian model is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 402 km/h (250 mph),  making it faster than the LaFerrari, which needs less than 3 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and has a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).

"When you think of a new project, the best way to make it concrete, is with setting objectives. The objectives must be then translated into numbers in order to become real; the speed of 250 mph have a different meaning for a street legal hypercar", said the company's founder, Luca Mazzanti.

Responsible for the Mazzanti EV-R's performance is a new 7.2-liter Vi bi-turbo engine, the output of which remains unknown at this time, but we're probably looking at an upgraded version of the same powertrain used on the Evantra, which has a displacement of 7.0 liters and produces 751 HP and 860 Nm (634 pound-feet) of torque. Stopping power comes from carbon ceramic brakes, made by Brembo, covered by OZ Racing wheels that are wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R rubber.
Mazzanti will celebrate the EV-R's world debut at the 2016 Turin Motor Show, on June 8, 2016. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR AUTHORITY | MOTORCHASE]
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