The Power of 1,000
If the Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli doesn’t get your blood pumping, there’s something seriously wrong with your testosterone levels
HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED a movie where you have a team of horses dragging anything around, be it a carriage, a person or Zeus on a chariot? It’s impressive, isn’t it? Now imagine being behind the wheel of a car that’s being driven by about 160 teams of horses. That’s what it’s like if you were in
Italian marque Mazzanti’s Millecavalli.
The Millecavalli (it literally means ‘a thousand horses’ in Italian ‒ doesn’t get any plainer than that) makes a claim of being the “most powerful street-legal hypercar ever made in Italy” and was officially unveiled at the Turin Motor Show last month. It doesn’t justify what it means by that statement, considering that it’s neither the fastest (the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has that record), or with the most horsepower (still the Veyron) or torque and produced in Italy. But to be fair, it’s also over 500 kilos lighter than the Veyron, so that’s ample compensation for the 200 horses that it’s short of in sheer strength. It’ll get you from stop to a speeding ticket in 2.7 seconds flat, and it will get you to a license suspending 300kph in seven seconds. Even the Italian Carabinieri in their Ferraris would have a bit of a challenge trying to catch up with you.
In a country that’s chock full of powerful supercars, Mazzanti Automobili makes a big claim, but if the Millecavalli lives up to it, we’re happy to hand that “most powerful streetlegal hypercar” over freely.