Senin, 13 Februari 2017

F1-Champion builds sports cars


Former Formula 1 world champion and Indy Car champion Emerson Fittipaldi will present his own sports car at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 (March 9-19). The car with the biblically long project name "Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina" becomes a strictly limited track car, ie a kind of club sport racer for private race track use. As Fittipaldi revealed, the body and monocoque of the EF7 will consist entirely of carbon. In this way, drivers and co-drivers should be optimally protected as in a capsule; on the other hand, the light material also helps with speed. "When I was designing the EF7, it was important to me that the car is not just pure passion and adrenaline, it should also be good-natured and safe for pilots of all levels," Fittipaldi explains.

1,000 kilos, 600 hp
The latest information on the Fittipaldi EF7 also promises a light weight of about 1,000 kilos as well as a V8-aspirated engine, which is to deliver over 600 hp. Engine and transmission are manufactured "in house". Their low design and positioning in the car should ensure a "unique focus". The owners could expect reliability and lower maintenance costs. In addition, only a very small crew is required for maintenance. "And that means more time and fun on the track," adds Fittipaldi.

virtually active The futuristic sports car is developed together with Pininfarina and Mercedes-AMG racing partner HWA. The EF7 can also be driven in the now legendary racing series Gran Turismo.