Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for in general victory at the Le Mans 24 Hrs subsequent year, for the 1st time in particularly 50 several years.
The world’s most well-known athletics automobile maker gave the historic new design its globe debut at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali extravaganza at Imola, revealing a prototype that attributes a apparent nod to its endurance racing earlier as effectively as a styling connection to its present road vehicles.
At the coronary heart of the electrified machine is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and while the motor black has the exact same architecture as the engine from the 296 GTB, it is evidently “not the very same engine”.
A single 272 hp (200 kW) electrical motor (generator) powers the front axle (the electric power degree outlined by the laws). The rear wheels obtain electric power from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output represents the optimum allowable in the class. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s gas tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the manufacturing facility Ferrari AF Corse workforce in the 2023 Globe Endurance Championship, which incorporates Le Mans. The design will make its racing debut at the 1000 Miles of Sebring in Florida on March 17.
John Elkann, Ferrari’s government chairman, explained: “The 499P sees us return to compete for outright victory in the WEC series. When we made the decision to dedicate to this undertaking, we embarked on a path of innovation and improvement, trustworthy to our tradition that sees the keep track of as the excellent terrain to press the boundaries of chopping-edge technological solutions, alternatives that in time will be transferred to our street vehicles. We enter this problem with humility, but aware of a background that has taken us to in excess of 20 globe stamina titles and 9 general victories at the 24 Hrs of Le Mans.”