Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for general victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours upcoming season, for the initial time in precisely 50 years.
The world’s most famous athletics auto maker gave the historic new product its entire world debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that characteristics a clear nod to its stamina racing previous as nicely as a styling connection to its existing road vehicles.
At the heart of the electrified device is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and whilst the motor black has the exact architecture as the engine from the 296 GTB, it is evidently “not the exact same engine”.
A single 272 hp (200 kW) electric powered motor (generator) powers the entrance axle (the ability stage defined by the polices). The rear wheels receive ability from the 680 hp (500 kW) motor. That output represents the greatest allowable in the class. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s fuel tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the manufacturing facility Ferrari AF Corse workforce in the 2023 Entire world Endurance Championship, which incorporates Le Mans. The product will make its racing debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida on March 17.
John Elkann, Ferrari’s executive chairman, claimed: “The 499P sees us return to compete for outright victory in the WEC collection. When we determined to commit to this challenge, we embarked on a path of innovation and development, faithful to our custom that sees the observe as the best terrain to push the boundaries of cutting-edge technological solutions, methods that in time will be transferred to our highway automobiles. We enter this problem with humility, but aware of a background that has taken us to above 20 earth endurance titles and nine total victories at the 24 Several hours of Le Mans.”