This 1,000-HP Monster is Italy's Newest Hypercar and It's Faster Than the LaFerrari

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Move over LaFerrari, there’s a new horsepower king in Italy.

The Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli has been introduced boasting 1,000 horsepower and laying claim as the most powerful street-legal car ever built in Italy. The boutique Italian automaker has been teasing the debut of its latest exotic over a series of videos, culminating with the one you see above that unveils the car. The Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli is powered by a 7.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and has 885 pound-feet of torque to go along with its four-digit horsepower claim.

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The powerplant is actually based on the existing 7.0-liter unit from the regular Evantra, but the Millecavalli is meant to be an entirely different machine. The company says its latest offering can go zero to 62 mph in 2.7 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 250 mph. That makes it about 0.3 seconds faster than the LaFerrari in terms of acceleration, while besting the LaFerrari’s 217-mph top speed.

Standard on the model will be Brembo brakes, while optional carbon-ceramic units are available. The powertrain is combined with a lightweight, aluminum exterior that helps the Evantra Millecavalli tip the scales at just 2,866 pounds.

The Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli will be limited to just 25 units, and don’t even bother asking about how much it costs.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jun 01, 2016

    what is up with supercars takiing Hyundai names lately? Agera ~ Azera Evantra ~ Elantra