April 15, 2024

Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it’ll bid for general victory on the Le Mans 24 Hours subsequent season, for the primary time in precisely 50 years.

The sector’s most famed sports activities automotive maker gave the historical new style its international debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that includes a transparent nod to its staying power racing previous in addition to a styling connection to its present highway automobiles.

On the middle of the electrified system is a three.0-litre V6 with a couple of turbochargers and even if the engine black has the similar structure because the engine from the 296 GTB, it’s it appears “no longer the similar engine”.

A unmarried 272 hp (200 kW) electrical motor (generator) powers the entrance axle (the ability degree outlined by way of the laws). The rear wheels obtain energy from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output represents the utmost allowable within the magnificence. A 900-volt battery mounts simply underneath the 499P’s gasoline tank.

Two 499Ps shall be entered by way of the manufacturing unit Ferrari AF Corse crew within the 2023 Global Staying power Championship, which comprises Le Mans. The style will make its racing debut on the 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida on March 17.

John Elkann, Ferrari’s govt chairman, mentioned: “The 499P sees us go back to compete for outright victory within the WEC collection. After we made up our minds to decide to this challenge, we launched into a trail of innovation and building, trustworthy to our custom that sees the monitor as the perfect terrain to push the bounds of state of the art technological answers, answers that during time shall be transferred to our highway automobiles. We input this problem with humility, however mindful of a historical past that has taken us to over 20 international staying power titles and 9 general victories on the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”