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Mazzanti Millecavalli Is the Most Powerful, Least Italian Supercar from Italy

If you have a very good memory, you might remember the Mazzanti name from before. Don't go searching too far back, though, as the brand is still rather young, but still, the Millecavalli supercar you see here isn't its first vehicle.
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Well, it's the second one after the 2011 Evantra which, if we're to be honest, managed to pass largely unnoticed. That was largely because the company didn't know how to market it. Lesson learned. For the Millecavalli, it came up with a very catchy USP: the most powerful supercar to appear out of Italy.

Wait a minute, isn't Italy that country where Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani or Maserati build their astonishing supercars? Yes, pizza, pasta, peperoncino and Ferrari, you got it, that's the place. But how can a newcomer like Mazzanti make the most powerful vehicle when it's got such illustrious company? Well, simple: squeeze 1,000 horsepower out of a very large V8 engine.

As the name gave it away to those who speak the least amount of Italian, the Millecavalli (a thousand horses) pumps out a very round 1,000 hp, coupled with 885 lb-ft of torque from a 7.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. So there's that. It's also got a six-speed sequential gearbox that helps the supercar reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in a Ludicrous-rivalling 2.7 seconds. The top speed? Oh, a mere 250 mph (402 km/h).

The Millecavalli sure looks like business as well. It's a mix between the more rounded shapes of the Ferraris and the large, right-angled cutouts of a Lamborghini, all mixed into a characterful appearance. It's quite busy on the outside, but we like it.

It looks like it doesn't try to be beautiful, and by doing that, it paradoxically manages to be. There are no details available about its styling, but it seems to be a fortunate case of form following function where they both come out as winners.

Mazzanti didn't show the interior, which is often the Achille's heel for this type of low-volume cars from relatively obscure manufacturers, but as long as we don't know what it looks like, we can't really comment in any way.

Speaking of volumes, the Millecavalli will be built in just 25 examples, three of which having already been sold, so if you'd like a limited edition Italian supercar from an unknown manufacturer with an undisclosed price, weirdly enough, you should probably hurry.

 
 
 
 
 

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