Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi, 1 and 1972 Formula 1974 world champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, has his own supercar. This is the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision, designed by Pininfarina and built by HWA (responsible for the manufacture of Mercedes in the DTM and one of the founders of AMG).
The vehicle, presented at the last Geneva Motor Show, was conceived to be driven virtually in Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo game, although it will arrive in the real world through a limited edition of 25 units.
The EF7 weighs about 1.000 kilos and was designed on a central monocoque with an integrated carbon fiber safety bow. It measures 4,60 m long by 1,989 m wide and only 1,12 m high, with a free height of only 6 cm.
The engine is a V8 at 90º atmospheric with 4.8 liters of displacement and dry sump that develops a little more than 600 CV at 8.250 rpm, with the cut-off at 9.000 revolutions, and that delivers 510 Nm at 6.000 revolutions. The impeller, whose origin is still unknown, will be associated with a 6-speed Hewland transmission.
“We are designing a high-revving engine that makes a great sound and is connected to a very easy to handle chassis. We want people to be able to feel that it is very easy to handle on the track, ”said the former Brazilian driver.
"I will help the owners with the set-up and then in the day to day on the circuit it should be very simple, just set the tire pressure, without the need for a team of engineers to keep it running", the legendary Emmo ended.
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