Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Supercar Will Come with 600 HP V8 Engine. Emerson Fittipaldi, the Brazilian racing driver who won the title of Formula One World Championship twice, collaborates with the Italian design house, Pininfarina, in developing a supercar that will make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.
It is confirmed that the supercar will officially be called Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina. Such a long name indeed, but it is the most suitable due to the nature of the collaboration between the racer and the design house. Besides Pininfarina, this supercar development is also supported by German motorsport and engineering firm, HWA.
Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Specifications
We have seen the very first teaser shot of this Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo supercar earlier this month. And now, the second teaser also has been released, showing a few more details on the design.
At the front, the Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 supercar sports a nose with the aggressive vibe as well as the large front splitter and wing setup. In addition, it is also graced by eye-catching LED strip headlights. Meanwhile at the rear, to enhance the aerodynamic, the car gets large wing made of carbon fiber material. Moreover, we can also see carbon rear fascia that somehow resembles Aston Martin Vulcan’s.
But one of the most noteworthy things that we cannot miss from this car is its light curb weight. Thanks to the internal monocoque structure as well as lightweight carbon fiber material, according to reports, EF7’s curb weight is only around 2,200 pounds.
Hence we can expect better aerodynamics. Besides its lightness, according to a semi-retired racing driver, the carbon fiber material is also chosen to increase protection. Even though this is a high-powered supercar that is perfect for the track, Fittipaldi wants EF7 to be “forgiving and safe for drivers of all skill level”. As a result, we can also expect some great safety features to be included in EF7.
Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo will get its power from a naturally aspirated V8 engine that churns out around 600 horse power. Thanks to the low mounted engine, the car will have the lower center of gravity. To ensure an excellent experience on the track, the engine and transmission in this supercar will be sourced from a single manufacturer.
According to the Brazilian racer, it will make maintaining the car less complicated and reduce the number of mechanics needed when the vehicle is used on the track. In addition, the Italian design house also said that this car would perform remarkably since Fittipaldi has poured all his knowledge and long experiences on the track in developing this supercar.
“Fittipaldi has applied all this track knowledge on creating a new experience that will elevate the driving ability of supercar enthusiasts from all over the world,” said a representative of the Italian design house.
Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo Release Date and Price
Neither Fittipaldi nor Pininfarina has confirmed when the supercar will arrive in the customer’s hand. But soon after its debut in 2017 Geneva Motor Show, EF7 will be available to be played in Gran Turismo video game. Along with Fittipaldi’s supercar, Pininfarina also will introduce an eco-friendly luxury sedan, which is built for a Chinese company, Hybrid Kinetic at the auto show.
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