Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for total victory at the Le Mans 24 Hrs up coming period, for the initially time in specifically 50 years.
The world’s most popular sports activities motor vehicle maker gave the historic new model its world debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that features a obvious nod to its stamina racing past as well as a styling link to its present road automobiles.
At the coronary heart of the electrified device is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and though the engine black has the identical architecture as the motor from the 296 GTB, it is evidently “not the exact same engine”.
A single 272 hp (200 kW) electric motor (generator) powers the entrance axle (the energy amount outlined by the restrictions). The rear wheels acquire electrical power from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output signifies the greatest allowable in the course. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s gas tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the factory Ferrari AF Corse workforce in the 2023 Earth Stamina Championship, which incorporates Le Mans. The model will make its racing debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida on March 17.
John Elkann, Ferrari’s executive chairman, reported: “The 499P sees us return to contend for outright victory in the WEC sequence. When we determined to dedicate to this job, we embarked on a path of innovation and advancement, devoted to our custom that sees the monitor as the suitable terrain to drive the boundaries of chopping-edge technological alternatives, options that in time will be transferred to our highway autos. We enter this problem with humility, but mindful of a background that has taken us to in excess of 20 globe endurance titles and nine over-all victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”