If you've heard of upstart boutique supercar maker Mazzanti, we salute you. About a year ago, we brought you news of this small Italian firm, which then was under the name Faralli & Mazzanti. The creation was the Evantra, and as the name of the company has changed, so has the car. The Mazzanti Evantra has been updated, and the previous turbocharged flat-six has been replaced with a 7.0-liter V8. The six-cylinder had two versions, capable of 403 or 603 horsepower. That is kid's stuff compared to the V8, which can put out an astounding 701 horsepower and 624 pound-feet or toque. That power allows it to get from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds.

Other updates include a rear spoiler, reworked styling, and 20-inch OZ wheels wrapped in Continental tires. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a paddle-shift-operated direct shift gearbox, developed specifically for the Evantra by transmission producer Sila. The lightweight supercar (curb weight not given for Evantra V8, but original was 2645 pounds, so we don't suspect its much more than that.) will be brought to a stop by Brembo brakes that are six-piston in the front and four-piston in the rear.

Other kit includes a racing-style instrument closer, Bosch infotainment system and an "infinite" number of cabin material selections. While the swatches may be infinite, the number of Evantra V8's being produced is very small – only five will be made per year. No pricing has been given, though we suspect the old cliche "if you have to ask, you can't afford it," applies.

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      Good. The world needed another fugly mid-engine supercar.
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      Very poor design overall. Way too much detail, and not enough cohesion. Why is it that everyone thinks they can design super cars? I'm surprised that this is an Italian company, considering Italian design is usually quite good. What a nightmare!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh...does nothing for me. That "Evantra" name is a total fail too.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't love it but it's interesting. Also feels like a storm trooper mobile in white (like many cars seem to do lately).
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like they've tried to take every iconic line from every sports car and super car ever made. ... And the result is hideous.
      • 2 Years Ago
      So that's where the designer for the Gumpert Apollo went
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      Everything between the wheel arches needs some serious re-working.
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      Look at how those doors open. Forget parking anywhere near anyone.
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      How are these projects funded again? Bringing suzuki swift sport may have been more realistic. Economic crisis, where?!! How?!?!
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't like center gauges on a $25k Mini or Prius and can't believe someone would put that on an exotic like this. It's like the Z8, beautiful car, but having the gauges in the middle would bug me every time I drove it.
      Soccer Mom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sounds like Maserati Elantra, looks like a Disney character, drives like any other computer-only 3d model.
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