Evantra MILLECAVALLI

Philosophy:

The Evantra Millecavalli is the extreme Hypercar version of the Evantra Supercar and was first launched by Mazzanti Automobili in 2018. From 2021 it is now the Millecavalli “R” – the racing version. In the Millecavalli, Luca Mazzanti aimed at bringing together all the important steps and improvements made by him and his team to the Evantra model since its own launch in 2013.
The Millecavalli is currently equipped with a new 7.4 L V8 bi-turbo engine, capable of more than 1000 hp and a torque of 1210 Nm, feeding directly to the rear wheels. This layout, combined with a specially developed six-speed sequential gearbox, allows the Millecavalli to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in only 2.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of more than 400 kph thanks to its kerb weight of just 1380 kg. Such performance is managed by the brand new carbon-ceramic brakes especially developed for Mazzanti Automobili using advanced motorsports technology, permitting it to brake from 300 kph to 0 in only 7 seconds.

“Our new Hypercar, the Millecavalli, is an arrival point for us. Not an absolute arrival, but the result of the meticulous work and the refining process that commenced with the launch of the Evantra project.
I strongly believe that a car manufacturer shouldn’t be completely satisfied by its most recent results, instead aiming to perfect on a continuous basis. Our Atelier had to work really hard to develop such an important project, achieved within only two years after the debut of the Evantra 771 Supercar in 2016.
Nevertheless, the passion, the enthusiasm and the excellent competence of our team, permitted us to complete this goal and to be rewarded in part by the first three “Millecavalli-clients” who commissioned their Hypercars when it was still in its planning phase.
The Millecavalli aims to be a Hypercar for a select number of passionate owners, built in a limited run of 25 cars and manufactured at the rate of five per year.
Both versions, the Evantra and now the Millecavalli, share the same DNA of pure craftsmanship and total focus on each client’s wishes that can be found in every Mazzanti automobile, creating unique and exclusive models.
The excellent performance of the Millecavalli version sets an Italian record that makes us extremely proud. My tailor-made automobiles entirely epitomise my idea of Supercars; in fact, I have been dreaming of my own car, different from all others, ever since I was a child.
Every version is designed to reflect the personality of its owner whilst still retaining the unmistakable Mazzanti style. My way of interpreting the automobile has always been to consider it a protagonist, leaving plenty of room for the driver who will enjoy an intense and thrilling experience in person."

 


Style / Concept:

The design of the Millecavalli is an evolution of the already dynamic and balanced Evantra design. Luca Mazzanti developed this ultimate Hypercar to focus on the racing side of the project, already having the original Evantra as solid starting point.
The Millecavalli is an extreme and thrilling design that includes numerous brand new aerodynamic elements. The project has been entirely developed by Mazzanti Automobili’s own team using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations, structural analysis and tensional rigidity simulations applied to all the materials and components which nevertheless remain totally handmade.
The choice to completely revisit the aerodynamics comes from the gains to be had from exploiting the enormous potential of these forces. The carbon-fibre aerodynamic appendages found all over the body, together with the complex air duct and extraction system, allow the air flow to be fully exploited, turning this passive natural element into an active force.
The new “Biplano” rear wing is extremely important, not only as a stylistic component but also to signify a key evolutionary step in the performance of the Millecavalli. This rear wing has the task of balancing the Hypercar at high speed, enabling an effective grip to be maintained at over 400 kph.
Moreover, the engine cooling system removes heat from the engine compartment using twin fans specifically designed and engineered to direct the resulting heat over the wing, allowing it to function effectively at lower speeds. This solution was introduced in the recent past for Formula 1 cars. The “Biplano wing” is also equipped with three LED bars that can be programmed to have different functions such as tail lights or brake lights.
The Millecavalli is extremely functional in every aspect. The opening of the doors gives a certain dynamism to its appearance even when it is stationary. The open doors are reminiscent of an eagle in the act of attacking its prey. However, the doors also have a functional purpose enabling the car to have a much higher side-chassis than normal cars. This results in an increased rigidity and responsiveness from the chassis itself, adding to the overall racing sensation. The side-chassis of the Millecavalli has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the aerodynamic forces, using every square centimetre to improve performance.
The design of the muffler is also brand-new, having four outlets that create a very particular geometric figure: two are for the exhaust system while the other two are for the wastegates. In the centre is an LED light that can work both as a fog light as well as in “Pit Lane” mode during track-days.
Behind this masterpiece lies the true passion and expertise of Luca Mazzanti who conceived and designed the Millecavalli together with that of all the people who participate in realizing each car. Each car requires thousands of working hours using the most modern technologies: every single component is the result of a process that keeps the Evantra Project philosophy at its epicentre. The result is that the Millecavalli is able to reconcile elements which are normally difficult to harmonize, a concept very different from today’s market trends.
Extreme and refined mechanics together with typically Italian racing-lines, have given birth to a Hypercar with much in common with out-and-out race cars.


Chassis:

The chassis of The Millecavalli has as its starting point the Evantra chassis but it is then reinforced. It is made from high-tensile boxed-section frame steel combined with molybdenum chrome.
The cockpit has a high side line resulting in an excellent level of protection for the occupants in the event of side impact and in an extremely high torsional stiffness typical of a race car. It is precisely incorporated into the car body through a roll-cage made of molybdenum chrome: this union translates into an extremely rigid, responsive and safe chassis.
The internal comfort is extraordinary due to the high-level of care that Mazzanti Automobili dedicates to the chassis dynamics. A subframe chassis, also made of molybdenum chrome, is anchored to the monocoque with 14 bolts and its impressive rigidity facilitates disassembly of the powertrain unit for the purpose of maintenance.
Indeed, the subframe chassis is specifically designed and adapted to accommodate the powertrain engine/transmission unit: the most central and lowest position possible was chosen, a solution successfully implemented thanks to the position of the fuel tank. While it is normal to have this placed between the cockpit and the mid-engine, in the Millecavalli the fuel tank is located between the front-axle and the cockpit.


Body:

The body is typical of a 2-seat coupé and is made in carbon-fibre. Some parts of the body can be adapted on request to further increase the uniqueness of an individual Millecavalli, for example a carbon-look or a hand-hammered aluminium finish, made possible through the vast know-how of Mazzanti Automobili.
The Millecavalli is ten centimetres wider than the original Evantra model; this characteristic, necessary for its extreme performance, contributes to making the design of this extreme version more muscular whilst retaining a fluent line.
Behind the engine, positioned in the middle part of the chassis as on the best pedigree race cars, is a more than generous boot (bigger than the majority of other cars in this market segment), making the Millecavalli a genuine ‘Grand Tourer’. In this way, the Millecavalli broke the unspoken rule that a real and extreme Hypercar could not be used in everyday life or be enjoyable over long distances.


Interiors:

The interiors are tailor-made to reflect the client’s own wishes: Luca Mazzanti’s own materials expertise enables the use of leather conditioned with a special aniline leather treatment to give an incredibly soft feel. Every customization is possible ranging from tints to special materials including exotic leathers and precious fibres so that only the imagination is the limit.
The driver’s position is adapted to the size of the client, discussed and tested during personal meetings at our Pontedera Atelier. While this ritual is normally only reserved for the most prestigious racing cars, it is our belief that this allows the client to better appreciate the tailor-made quality of which we are capable: the car needs to fit perfectly, just as with an expensive tailor-made suit.
The central console is specifically designed for this series of 25 units and was developed by Mazzanti Automobili. The MFT (Mazzanti Full Touch) is the new wide touch screen enabling the driver to manage the entertainment functions, navigation system, audio interface, phone, climate controls and engine setups.
The signature of Mazzanti Automobili is also present in the engine starter button: designed with the “Tricolore” Italian flag in mind, it is located in the roof panel in typical "Mazzanti" style as a tribute to the previous models, the fabulous blue Antas and the original Evantra.
Besides the stylish sports steering wheel, a specific racing steering wheel is also available. This bespoke option includes LED lights and a display showing the gear selection and various information typical of race cars to help with decision-making while on the racetrack. As with real race cars, two static paddles are located behind the steering wheel and in order to change gears in comfort, their position is matched according to the palm prints of the client.

 


Characteristics & Performance:

The Millecavalli is equipped with a brand new aluminium V8 7.4 Litre bi-turbo engine which is capable of achieving the truly thrilling performance levels (1000 hp and 1210 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm) that turn the Millecavalli into a Hypercar originally designed to be the most powerful road-legal vehicle ever built in Italy.
The engine of each of the 25 Millecavallis is designed and assembled by Mazzanti Automobili’s own team using parts taken from the world of motorsport but combined in a way that is unique to Mazzanti Automobili. In this way, the technical know-how of Mazzanti Automobili is evident once more, the company being capable of managing entirely the planning and the development of an engine built especially for this new Hypercar.
The engine has a compression ratio of 9:1; the lubrication system has a dry sump and the valves and the connecting rods are made in titanium. Moreover, the engine is very light and has a very low and centralised position which provides extreme balance at high speed and an instantaneous response. It is this engine position, specifically selected by Luca Mazzanti, that allows the Millecavalli to have a discrete trunk space, enough for travel bags just like a proper GT car.
The 6-speed gearbox is sequential with the possibility of also having a fully automatic mode.
The aerodynamics are not just a masterpiece in design: in fact, the development process was progressed in collaboration with a company having notable experience in F1 and Le Mans endurance racing.
The power of the Millecavalli is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tyres from Michelin, 265/35 R19 (front) and 335/30 R20 (rear), mounted on special OZ alloy wheels. The Carbon-ceramic braking system (available as an option on request) has been specifically developed for the Millecavalli and is equipped with 390mm discs at the front and 360mm discs for the rear axle, with Brembo 6 piston calipers in the front and 4 piston calipers in the back.
As a result the Millecavalli can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in just 2.7 seconds with the acceleration coming from the rear axle as in truly authentic race cars. Combined with the features mentioned above, this enables the Millecavalli to reach a maximum speed in excess of 400 kph.
All these features show that well-known international companies enthusiastically choose to partner with us in the Evantra Millecavalli Project; their experience and their belief in us propel us ever forwards, setting our limits higher each time, always trying to offer our clients something new with the highest performance and quality but always characterized by the genuine passion of our unmistakably Italian style.


Technical Specifications:

Specs:
Engine
 
Engine Layout:
8 cylinders V
 
Engine capacity:
7400 cc.
 
Power:
1121 hp @ 6500 rpm
 
Torque:
1210 NM a 6500 rpm
 
Gearbox
 
Gearbox:
7 speed sequential
 
Performances
 
Acceleration (0-100 kph):
2.7 seconds
 
Max Speed:
over 400 kph
 
 
Dimensions/Body
 
Lenght:
4425 mm
 
Width:
2008 mm
 
Height:
1225 mm
 
Wheel base:
2550 mm
 
Kerb weight:
1380 kg
 
Chassis:
High-tensile boxed-section frame steel with molybdenum chrome
 
Suspension:
Type Front/Rear double wishbone suspension (adjustable)
 
 
Brakes & Tyres
 
Brakes:
Carbon-ceramic - front 390 mm – rear 360 mm - Calipers front 6 pistons – rear 4 pistons
 
Tyres:
Michelin, front 265/35 R19 – rear 335/30 R20
 
Wheels:
OZ racing, front 9.5” x 19”/rear 12” x 20”
 
Production Limit:
5 cars per year
 


 

Gallery:

 

The birth of the Hypercar Evantra Millecavalli displayed in the ten chpaters dedicated to its creation.