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 renowned sports activities automotive maker gave the ancient 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 sounds as if “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 elegance. A 900-volt battery mounts simply underneath the 499P’s gas tank.
Two 499Ps might be entered by way of the manufacturing facility Ferrari AF Corse workforce within the 2023 International 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, stated: “The 499P sees us go back to compete for outright victory within the WEC collection. Once we made up our minds to decide to this venture, we launched into a trail of innovation and construction, devoted to our custom that sees the observe as the perfect terrain to push the bounds of state-of-the-art technological answers, answers that during time might be transferred to our highway automobiles. We input this problem with humility, however aware 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.”