Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for all round victory at the Le Mans 24 Several hours up coming period, for the 1st time in accurately 50 many years.
The world’s most famous sporting activities car or truck maker gave the historic new design its entire world debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that functions a obvious nod to its stamina racing past as very well as a styling link to its latest highway cars and trucks.
At the heart of the electrified device is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and even though the engine black has the exact architecture as the motor from the 296 GTB, it is apparently “not the identical engine”.
A solitary 272 hp (200 kW) electric powered motor (generator) powers the front axle (the energy stage outlined by the regulations). The rear wheels obtain power from the 680 hp (500 kW) motor. That output represents the highest allowable in the course. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s gasoline tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the manufacturing unit Ferrari AF Corse team in the 2023 Planet Endurance 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 govt chairman, said: “The 499P sees us return to compete for outright victory in the WEC series. When we made the decision to dedicate to this venture, we embarked on a route of innovation and growth, trustworthy to our custom that sees the track as the great terrain to thrust the boundaries of reducing-edge technological remedies, answers that in time will be transferred to our street cars. We enter this challenge with humility, but acutely aware of a background that has taken us to around 20 entire world stamina titles and nine overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”