Ferrari has unveiled its all-new 499P Le Mans Hypercar with which it will bid for in general victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours subsequent season, for the 1st time in particularly 50 many 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 characteristics a clear nod to its stamina racing earlier as well as a styling relationship to its present highway cars.
At the coronary heart of the electrified device is a 3.-litre V6 with a pair of turbochargers and whilst the engine black has the similar architecture as the engine from the 296 GTB, it is apparently “not the very same engine”.
A one 272 hp (200 kW) electric powered motor (generator) powers the front axle (the energy level described by the regulations). The rear wheels get electrical power from the 680 hp (500 kW) engine. That output represents the utmost allowable in the class. A 900-volt battery mounts just beneath the 499P’s fuel tank.
Two 499Ps will be entered by the factory Ferrari AF Corse group in the 2023 Earth 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 govt chairman, mentioned: “The 499P sees us return to contend for outright victory in the WEC series. When we decided to commit to this task, we embarked on a path of innovation and improvement, trustworthy to our tradition that sees the keep track of as the suitable terrain to push the boundaries of cutting-edge technological methods, alternatives that in time will be transferred to our highway cars. We enter this obstacle with humility, but mindful of a historical past that has taken us to about 20 world stamina titles and 9 general victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”