As you might have guessed already, it has 771 horsepower. Without turbo or electric boost.
Although it doesn’t look like it, the Mazzanti Evantra 771 comes from Italy where it will receive its proper launch this weekend at the 2016 Bologna Motor Show. Basically an evolution of the regular Evantra (not Elantra), the new version brings an extra 20 horsepower generated by the naturally-aspirated 7.0-litre, V8 engine for a grand total of 771 hp, hence the model’s newly attributed suffix. There’s no word just yet about torque, but the standard variant generates 634 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm.
Performance details are shrouded in mystery at this point, although the extra punch might have slashed a tenth of a second from the sprint to 60 miles per hour, which in the case of the standard Evantra takes three seconds before the car maxes out at more than 360 kilometres per hour (224 mph).
Besides getting more power, the new Evantra 771 also takes advantage of an upgraded aerodynamic package, including a reworked front splitter, different roof scoop, along with modified side mirrors and an updated rear wing. It’s also wearing a new two-tone livery and comes with some tweaks on the inside, although Mazzanti hasn’t released any images of the cabin so far.
Mazzanti mentions existing Evantras can be retrotiffted to the 771 specification, which is only a taste of things to come as the Italian marque says additional versions will be launched next year. The Evantra serves as the company’s entry-level model, if we can call a 771-hp car as being entry level.
The flagship model is the Evantra Millecavalli pictured above with 1,000 hp from an enlarged 7.2-litre engine with two turbochargers, prompting Mazzanti to say it’s the “most powerful street-legal hypercar ever built in Italy.” However, it’s not a regular model as production is capped at 25 units. It runs to 60 mph in a mere 2.7 seconds and can reach 402 km/h (250 mph), at least that’s what the official specs are saying.
Source: Mazzanti Automobili