It is doubtless that sports cars Italians have marked a before and after in motor history. Both the classics like modern hot rods boast exquisite design and cool powertrains, though not all are approved for street. Some can only be used in circuit.
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We review the best competition sports of the brands of Italy and its characteristics, where the absence of many necessary elements in street cars stands out. And evidently, with some of the best sounds of all the world. Also… They all wear V12 engines!
1. Pagani Huayra R
The successor of Pagani Zonda R was the Pagani Huayra Rwhich uses a 6.0 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine made by Mercedes-AMG Y HWA AG able to generate 850 hp and 750 Nm of maximum torque. Although this is the lightest racing car on the list, with a weight of 1,050 kg empty.
The aesthetic is very similar to that of the Huayra standard, although an imposing rear wing with side mounts on the wings is added with new air intakes and elements such as a seven-channel rear diffuser. Its production has exceeded 30 units with a price of about 3.0 million euros.
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As confirmed to us Horace Pagani during the interview with Top Gear Spainits replacement will arrive soon with a competition version of the new Pagani Utopiaalthough a first will be announced roadster.
2. Lamborghini Essenza SCV12
The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 it was created under the supervision of Lamborghini Squadra Corse. Although this supercar has the appearance of a Lamborghini Huracan STO of the category GT3the differences are clear at an aesthetic and mechanical level.
To get started, equip a L539 V12 engine at 60º atmospheric of 6.5 liters like the one that equips the Lamborghini Aventador or the siánalthough without restrictions on sound and emissions, which raises its power to 830 hp and 832 Nm of maximum torque. A fairly exclusive vehicle that will only be made 40 units with a price of 3.5 million euros.
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Unlike Aventador SVJthe cgearbox is sequential not synchronized manufactured by X Trac with 6 speeds and is 136 kg lighter than his brother approved for street. Its rear wing and spoilers are much more pronounced and the overall body configuration gives the car 1,200 kg of downforce at 250 km/h.
The Ferrari FXX-K is a hypercar of which they were made 40 units between 2015 and 2016. It is a development prototype based on the LaFerrari which ended up being sold for use on the track. The FXX is the name of the series of sports cars of the same type (such as the Ferrari 599XX) and the K was added as a reference to the energy recovery system KERS derived from the Formula 1.
Count with one 6.3 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine named as F140 together with a hybrid system. In total, both add up 1,050 hp and 900 Nm of maximum torque with less than 1,500 kg of weight (with fluids already incorporated).
The version FXX-K Evo added to the set a aerodynamic package with a 23% more downforce than the standard version and a weight reduction of 90 kg, although power and performance figures are unknown. Its price? More of 2 million euros.