Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for overall victory at the Le Mans 24 Hrs following year, for the first time in just 50 years.
The world’s most famous athletics automobile maker gave the historic new design its planet debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that characteristics a distinct nod to its endurance racing earlier as well as a styling relationship to its recent street cars.
At the coronary heart of the electrified device is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and while the engine black has the identical architecture as the motor from the 296 GTB, it is evidently “not the similar engine”.
A single 272 hp (200 kW) electric powered motor (generator) powers the entrance axle (the electricity amount defined by the polices). The rear wheels get electricity from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output represents the utmost allowable in the course. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s gasoline tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the factory Ferrari AF Corse team in the 2023 World Endurance Championship, which incorporates Le Mans. The design will make its racing debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida on March 17.
John Elkann, Ferrari’s govt chairman, reported: “The 499P sees us return to compete for outright victory in the WEC sequence. When we determined to dedicate to this project, we embarked on a path of innovation and growth, devoted to our tradition that sees the monitor as the best terrain to drive the boundaries of slicing-edge technological options, answers that in time will be transferred to our highway autos. We enter this problem with humility, but conscious of a heritage that has taken us to more than 20 entire world stamina titles and 9 overall victories at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans.”