A year ago, a mysterious Italian company called Mazzanti¬†released five computer-generated images of a concept that previewed an upcoming supercar called Evantra. ¬†At the time, the two-seater was powered by a 600-horsepower flat-six engine and earmarked for a mid-2012 release date.
A little later than planned, Mazzanti¬†has just unveiled a batch of images that bring the production version of the Evantra¬†to light. ¬†Visually, the two-seater looks roughly the same as the concept that was presented a year ago but it has undergone numerous modifications beneath the skin.
The biggest difference is found by looking in the engine bay, where the flat-six engine has been replaced by a Corvette-sourced 7.0-liter V8 engine that has been pushed to 700 horsepower and 625 lb-ft. of torque. ¬†Linked to a six-speed sequential gearbox, it propels the coupe from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 217 mph.
The¬†Evantra's¬†chassis was designed in-house and is made of lightweight steel. ¬†Buyers can decide whether they want the body built out of carbon fiber or out of aluminum. Regardless of what material is chosen, the¬†Evantra¬†measures 170 inches long, 48 inches high, and 76 inches wide. It weighs about 2,600 pounds when fitted with a carbon fiber body.
Although billed as a car for the track, the Evantra packs a full list of standard equipment including satellite navigation and a MP3 player.
The Mazzanti Evantra will likely make its public debut at the Top Marques show that will take place in Monaco next year. ¬†Pricing information and more photos will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the gathering.