Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for all round victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours next period, for the 1st time in precisely 50 several years.
The world’s most famed sporting activities car or truck maker gave the historic new design its environment debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that features a very clear nod to its endurance racing previous as very well as a styling relationship to its present road vehicles.
At the coronary heart of the electrified machine is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and even though the motor black has the very same architecture as the engine from the 296 GTB, it is evidently “not the exact same engine”.
A solitary 272 hp (200 kW) electrical motor (generator) powers the front axle (the electrical power degree described by the rules). The rear wheels get electrical power from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output signifies the most allowable in the class. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s gasoline tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the factory Ferrari AF Corse crew 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 govt chairman, stated: “The 499P sees us return to contend for outright victory in the WEC sequence. When we resolved to commit to this project, we embarked on a path of innovation and enhancement, trustworthy to our tradition that sees the keep track of as the great terrain to thrust the boundaries of reducing-edge technological solutions, answers that in time will be transferred to our highway cars. We enter this obstacle with humility, but conscious of a history that has taken us to about 20 world endurance titles and nine overall victories at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans.”