Italian boutique automaker Mazzanti has introduced a new version of the Evantra, the only car it currently builds. Named Evantra 771, the new addition slots between the base model and the range-topping, 1,000-horsepower Millecavalli variant that debuted a couple of months ago.
The 771 moniker indicates the Evantra’s naturally aspirated, 7.0-liter V8 engine has been tuned to deliver 771 horsepower, 20 more than when it equips the base model. Mazzanti hasn’t revealed how it managed to bump the huge eight-cylinder’s output, or what effect the extra power has on performance. The coupe carries on with a six-speed sequential transmission controlled by a set of shift paddles.
A new body kit goes along with the extra power. It brings a splitter attached to the front bumper, a race-inspired air scoop built into the roof panel, sleeker mirrors, and a more aerodynamic wing out back. The Evantra is built by hand, and Mazzanti points out that virtually every single detail can be customized during the production process.
More updates are found by stepping inside. Photos of the cabin haven’t been published yet, but the brand promises its supercar receives more high-tech screens for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system, as well as a revised center stack that’s more user-friendly than before. The brand hopes the improvements inside, outside, and under the hood will help it compete in the same segment as more established Italian brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani.
The Mazzanti Evantra 771 will be presented to the public during this year’s edition of the Bologna Auto Show. It’s not merely an extravagant concept designed for the show floor. Complete cars will be available starting in the spring of 2017, and existing Evantra owners who want to upgrade their car will be able to purchase the 771-specific parts as a kit.
Mazzanti hasn’t revealed how much the Evantra 771 will cost. However, pricing information will be of little interest to buyers based in the United States because the coupe isn’t sold there — at least not yet.