The measure of: De Tomaso P900 hypercar
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An Italian car manufacturing company has unveiled the ‘world’s first’ carbon-neutral synthetic-fuel-driven hypercar.
Italian performance brand De Tomaso has unveiled the P900, the “world’s first carbon-neutral V-12”.
“This venture into synthetic fuels represents our commitment to pursuing a zero-emissions mobility future without sacrificing the crucial element which we all hold so dear – the soul and symphony of an engine,” said CEO Norman Choi.
The track-only hypercar’s power is driven through the rear wheels, and it features a sequential gearbox and a full carbon-fibre body and chassis.
Designed by Jowyn Wong and Jakub Jodlowski, the duo behind the De Tomaso P72 two-seater model, the first P900s will arrive in the second quarter of 2023, with the Judd V-10. The V-12 variant is due to be released the following year.
“Our design team have spent a tremendous amount of time overhauling the visual cues of the P72 into a far more performance-focused offering,” said Wong, lead designer of the car.
“The result, we feel, is a car which is aggressive by nature yet still romantic, invoking the emotions of 60s/70s Le Mans Prototypes while maintaining a unique and distinctive design language.”
The first P900s will arrive in the second quarter of 2023, with the Judd V-10, with the V-12 variant arriving the following year.
Vital statistics: De Tomaso P900
Dry weight: 900kg
Output: 900hp (662kW)
2 door coupé
Starting price of car: £2.5m
Rev limit: 12,300rpm
Capacity of structural (stressed) powertrain for V12: 6.2 litre
Capacity of engine for Judd GV4.2 V10: 4.2 litre
Year of arrival of V-10 models in summer: 2023
Year of arrival of V-12 model: 2024
Number of units being produced: 18
Weight of powertrain: 200kg
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