Pinterest: Fittipaldi EF7 Concept by Pininfarina Claims 0 Horsepower
Racer Emerson Fittipaldi has accomplished much in his life. In 1972, at age 25, he won a few of 12 races with Lotus to become the youngest world champion in Formula 1 history. He won a second championship, with McLaren in 1974, as well as went on to win the 1989 CART championship as well as two Indianapolis 500s, in 1989 as well as 1993. yet in which was all using different people’s hardware. One thing Fittipaldi had never done is usually build as well as design his own race car. With the help of Italian design firm Pininfarina as well as German engineering company HWA, in which’s about to change.
On March 7, at the Geneva auto show, Fittipaldi Motors will unveil the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo track car, as well as these two photos are the first teasers of what the concept will look like. Details are few thus far, yet Pininfarina has indicated in which in which will follow a traditional race-car formula with high power, low weight, as well as a design having a low center of gravity.
“What was important to me in creating the EF7 is usually in which the vehicle not only provides pure passion as well as adrenaline yet will also be forgiving as well as safe for drivers of all skill levels,” Fittipaldi said in a press Discharge. “Owner-drivers can expect reliability, lower maintenance cost, as well as minimal mechanic as well as tech teams, which means more time as well as elation on the track.”
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Pininfarina claims the car will weigh about 2200 pounds, thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, as well as in which its V-8 engine will make more than 0 horsepower.
Fittipaldi made headlines less than a year ago when authorities in his native Brazil seized trophies as well as artifacts via his career, as well as in which was reported in which he was facing bankruptcy. At the time, a representative told USA Today in which he intended to seek partnerships to solve his financial problems.
Speaking of partnerships, the words Vision Gran Turismo at the end of the name indicate the vehicle will be featured inside well-known Sony PlayStation racing game Gran Turismo. Typically, these concepts are just for show, yet the way Fittipaldi is usually talking, he wants to get some of these cars into the public’s hands. The Pininfarina-designed Ferrari Sergio did in which, so we’ll have to wait to see if in which can, too.