Evantra is the exclusive luxury Supercar, “tailor-made” by Mazzanti Automobili. A limited number, of 5 exemplars, is produced every year, and each of them is individually developed and customized. This emphasizes even more the uniqueness of Evantra. Evantra philosophy moves the focus on the driving pleasure. Lightness, power and balance, usually hard to combine, are brought together naturally. The car weighs only 1,300 kg, and this weight is mostly concentrated in the center of the car; the 751hp give a true Race feeling through the impressive handling and the responsiveness; on the other hand, this Supercar comfortable also in the everyday use.
Every single component of Evantra is conceptualized, projected and realized in order to emphasize the sensations of the driver. The project and the assembly of every exemplar are entirely conducted in Tuscany, the Italian region famous for its artistic masterpieces all over the world: and Evantra is part of them too! Nevertheless, Mazzanti Automobili, following its brand’s tradition, chose the name Evantra directly from the ancient Etruscan language. In fact, Evantra represented the goddess of immortality for the Etruscan people; this symbol of eternity embraces at best the idea behind Evantra.
The strong philosophy and the ideas of Mazzanti Automobili permitted to create a new kind of Supercars, far from the common market trends but with a pure soul. For this reason Evantra wants to trigger the lovers of Supercars and exclusivity and the few of them who wants to tailor-made their own Supercar as the most unique and precious jewel.
Style / Concept:
Evantra has an extremely dynamic and balanced design, that comes directly from the inspiration of Luca Mazzanti who created a style, able to break the traditional and usual mid-engine supercar layout, characterized by a short front part and a long wheelbase and rear part. This attitude underlines the strong and unique personality of our Supercar. A design that is able to bring together harmoniously, opposite concepts, considered, until now, far from each other. The inspiration comes directly from the wonderful landscapes that make Tuscany famous and known worldwide. The Tuscan hills cut by curvy streets show a perfect equilibrium of the coexistence between classical and modern; the same equilibrium is reflected in the harmony with which Evantra shows its shapes. Thus, the shape of fender lines results in harmonious and smooth surfaces.Evantra inherits the typical styles, developed by Mazzanti Automobili in the previous models, here designed with a modern and a more aggressive appearance.
The details come with up-to-date solutions, characterized by the top quality since always synonym of Mazzanti Automobili. Such parts are the shape of the lights with LED, the precise and neat outlines and connections of the air inlets and outlets around the car. These virtually different concepts have been merged together in harmony to create this unique Supercar, the Evantra. Moreover, this Supercar is extremely functional and concrete in every aspect. The opening of the doors, unknown until Mazzanti Automobili introduced it with the Evantra, gives a certain dynamism to the classic look of the car, even when it is stationary. The open doors remind of a bird of prey in the act of attacking its target. The choice of the doors has also a functional meaning. In fact, they enable to have a much higher side-chassis than the average cars. This results in an increase of rigidity and reactivity of the chassis itself, augmenting the Race feeling.
Behind this masterpiece, there are the true passion and the expertise of Luca Mazzanti who conceptualized and designed the Evantra, and of all the people that participate in realizing each exemplar. The project needed thousands of working hours and was developed using the most updated technologies; CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations, structural analysis, Tensional rigidity simulation on materials and components, but every exemplar is totally handmade In this way, the care and the quality are at their highest level: every single component is the result of a process that has the Evantra philosophy as a final aim. Thus, Evantra is able to conciliate elements difficult to harmonize with each other. The result is a personal concept far from nowadays market trends. A really precise and typically Italian stylish identity and a powertrain with “absolute” performance are perfectly merged into forms and function like in a beautiful symphony.
The chassis is made with high-tensile boxed-section frame steel and with molybdenum chrome. The cockpit has a high side line, which results in an excellent protection level for the occupants in case of side impact and in an extremely high torsional stiffness proper of a Race car. It is connected with a roll-cage, made of molybdenum chrome, perfectly integrated in the car body: this union is translated into an extremely rigid, reactive and safe chassis. The internal comfort is extraordinary, due to the high-level of care that Mazzanti Automobili dedicates to the dynamism. A subframe chassis, made of molybdenum chrome too, is anchored to the monocoque with 14 bolts, and its impressive rigidity is combined to the extremely easy way of disassembly in case of maintenance of the powertrain unit. This subframe chassis is studied and developed for the powertrain engine/transmission unit: the most centered and low position was chosen. This solution was successfully implemented also thanks to the position of the fuel tank. While usually it is placed between the cockpit and the mid-engine, in the Evantra the tank is located between the front-axle and the cockpit.
The body is typical of a 2-seats coupé and some parts of the body can be tailor-made on request, in aluminum hand-hammered, proper of the vast know-how of Mazzanti Automobili. Moreover, Evantra is unique also in this: behind the engine, positioned in the middle part of the chassis, like almost the entire race cars with an excellent pedigree, there is a more than generous boot (bigger than the majority of other cars in the segment) that makes the Evantra as practical as a GT. In this way, Evantra broke the taboo that a real and extreme Supercar could not be used even in everyday life.
The interiors are also tailor-made following the client’s wishes: the competences and the extremely valuable know-how of companies leader in developing full “all-natural leather” interiors, permit the use of precious leather refined with special aniline leather treatment that gives an incredible soft touch. The client can choose every detail among infinite options of special materials, including exotic leather and precious fibers. The driver’s position is set up according to the size of the client, discussed and tested during a personal meeting in our Atelier. This ritual distinguishes only the most prestigious Race cars, but according to our philosophy, it is essential to make the client feeling the tailor-made attitude we are capable of. The car needs to fit perfectly, as a precious tailor-made suit. The central console is equipped with a dash and data acquisition system and a Headunit also available with the last generation of touch-controls, infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity. The engine starter button, designed while thinking of the “Tricolore” Italian flag, is placed onto the roof panel in “Mazzanti” style as a recall of the previous model ANTAS. Next to the central console you can choose the car attitude: the selector has different setups for the engine/gearbox, “Strada – Street” and “Corsa – Race”. Beside the stylish sport steering wheel with the Airbag system, a specific Racing steering wheel is available. This bespoke option includes shifting LED lights and a display with the gears indicator and several information proper of race cars, in order to know what is important on the racetrack. Like in the real Race cars, two static paddles are placed behind the steering wheel. In order to change gears always in comfort, their position is studied according to the palm prints of the client.
Characteristics & Performance:
The powerful mechanical heart of Evantra is an aluminum V8 7.0L; the engine is naturally aspirated and is capable of developing 751 Hp @ 7500 rpm and 860 Nm @ 5000 rpm. The engine shares few parts with an American v8 block, because of the traditional inspiration that moves Evantra. In fact in the 60s, many artisanal Italian Supercars manufacturers used American blocks, which combined with the inimitable Italian style, created immortal masterpieces. However, the genius of Luca Mazzanti wanted something more, something unique that only an Italian heart is able to offer. The result is a genuine new “Mazzanti Automobili engine” v8 naturally aspirated 7.0L capable of 751hp completely engineered and made in Italy. Evantra is thus pushed from 0 to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds and the acceleration is given from the rear axle as in the completely true sport cars. The engine has a compression ratio of 11:1, a dry sump lubrication system, and valves, connecting rods in titanium. Moreover, the engine is very light and has a really low and central position which provide an extreme balance at high speed and instantaneous reactivity. The specific engine position, chosen and required directly by Luca Mazzanti, allows the Evantra to have also a discrete space in the trunk, capable of travel bags, almost like a GT car.
The gearbox is 6-speed semi-automatic, with also the possibility of having a full automatic mode or a sequential unit, that combined with characteristics above mentioned, pushes Evantra up to a maximum speed of over 360 Km/h (224 mph), with an acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h (0 – 60 mph) below 3 seconds. The aerodynamic is not just a design masterpiece; in fact, the development process was realized in partnership with a company with notable experience in F1 and Le mans races. The power of the Evantra V8 is transferred onto the tarmac thanks to special high performance tires from Pirelli 255/30 R20 front and 325/25 R20 rear, mounted on special 20″ OZ alloy wheels. The braking system comes from Brembo, formed by 380mm discs with 6 piston calipers in the front and 360mm discs with 4 piston calipers is the back (carbon-ceramic system is optional). All these characteristics show that well-known worldwide companies participate enthusiastically in our project with partnerships; their experience and their belief in us, push us in setting our limits higher every time, always trying to offer our clients something new, high performing and top quality, but always characterized by the genuine passion of the unmistakable Italian style.