There was a time when hypercars have been few and much between however now it looks as if we’re getting a brand new ultra-powerful, high-priced beast on a weekly foundation. De Tomaso Automobili is introducing its curvaceous P900, a track-only machine that bucks the development by avoiding electrification. Restricted to solely 18 automobiles at $3 million a pop, it’s touted as being carbon impartial because of a newly developed V12 engineered to run on artificial fuels.
The engine is shaping as much as be a marvel of engineering as De Tomaso claims it is the smallest and lightest V12 ever developed, tipping the scales at simply 220 kilograms (485 kilos). It revs to a screaming 12,300 rpm or 200 rpm greater than the Cosworth V12 fitted to the Gordon Murray T.50. The naturally aspirated mill produces 900 horsepower in a car that has a dry weight of 900 kg (1,984 lbs), thus giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1 akin to the Koenigsegg One:1.
All that energy is channeled to the rear axle through an Xtrac sequential gearbox, however the mighty V12 will not be prepared till close to the top of 2024. Impatient prospects can have the automotive as early as subsequent summer season in the event that they’re keen to accept a Judd V10, which is expounded to the engine utilized by the Benetton B197. If the identify would not ring a bell, it was a Method 1 automotive pushed by Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger through the 1997 season.
So far as styling is worried, it’s nearly as outlandish because the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE). That’s no coincidence because the two automobiles have been penned by the identical design crew. The look of the P900 has been perfected in a wind tunnel utilized by F1 automobiles from which the hypercar has adopted a DRS-capable energetic rear wing.
Efficiency figures have but to be disclosed, though the corporate says the P900 will probably be nearly as quick as an LMP race automotive. In different phrases, it ought to be a worthy competitor for the Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Professional, one other hypercar with out a license plate. Complementing the mannequin’s debut is information a few De Tomaso Competizione racing collection the place one-percenters can have enjoyable at devoted occasions.
These official renderings and preliminary specs function a preview forward of subsequent spring when De Tomaso plans to completely reveal its V12 monster.