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 upcoming time, for the very first time in precisely 50 decades.
The world’s most well known athletics vehicle maker gave the historic new design its world debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that capabilities a distinct nod to its endurance racing past as perfectly as a styling relationship to its present-day road vehicles.
At the coronary heart of the electrified device is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and although the motor black has the same architecture as the motor from the 296 GTB, it is seemingly “not the similar engine”.
A solitary 272 hp (200 kW) electrical motor (generator) powers the front axle (the electricity amount outlined by the regulations). The rear wheels obtain electrical power from the 680 hp (500 kW) motor. 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 factory Ferrari AF Corse crew in the 2023 Environment 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, said: “The 499P sees us return to compete for outright victory in the WEC collection. When we made the decision to commit to this challenge, we embarked on a path of innovation and improvement, devoted to our custom that sees the monitor as the great terrain to press the boundaries of reducing-edge technological alternatives, solutions that in time will be transferred to our road cars and trucks. We enter this obstacle with humility, but conscious of a heritage that has taken us to above 20 planet stamina titles and 9 overall victories at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans.”