Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for general victory at the Le Mans 24 Several hours future time, for the very first time in exactly 50 many years.
The world’s most famed sports car maker gave the historic new design its earth debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that attributes a crystal clear nod to its stamina racing past as very well as a styling relationship to its latest highway cars and trucks.
At the coronary heart of the electrified machine is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and although the engine black has the same architecture as the engine from the 296 GTB, it is evidently “not the exact engine”.
A solitary 272 hp (200 kW) electric motor (generator) powers the front axle (the electric power stage outlined by the restrictions). The rear wheels obtain electricity from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output represents the greatest allowable in the course. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s fuel tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the manufacturing facility Ferrari AF Corse group in the 2023 Environment 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 government chairman, explained: “The 499P sees us return to compete for outright victory in the WEC collection. When we resolved to dedicate to this job, we embarked on a path of innovation and improvement, devoted to our custom that sees the monitor as the perfect terrain to press the boundaries of chopping-edge technological remedies, methods that in time will be transferred to our road vehicles. We enter this problem with humility, but acutely aware of a historical past that has taken us to more than 20 environment endurance titles and nine in general victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”