The Italian racing car-manufacturing company recently unveiled the P900 – A hypercar with 662 kW (900 HP) power output, and 900 kg (1984 lbs) weight. Only 18 units of this Italian masterpiece will be built at a price of $3M. The impressive power comes from a 6.2L naturally aspirated V12 engine that uses synthetic fuels. Therefore, according to the company, this is the first carbon-neutral V12. The engine is expected to be fully developed by the end of 2024. The vehicle features an extreme-design full carbon fiber body and chassis and will be officially launched in the second quarter of 2023. It will be a track-only use vehicle, equipped with two seats. The exact details are, however, not available to the public and will remain a secret. In addition, there are no photos of the interior yet.
As said by the CEO of De Tomaso, Norman Choi, “At De Tomaso, we pay an enormous amount of attention to the driving experience, in part a large majority of this complex matrix can be attributed to the sounds and vibrations, in essence, the feeling of a naturally aspirated engine firing on all cylinders”, adding that “This venture into synthetic fuels, represents our commitment to the pursuit of a zero-emissions mobility future without sacrificing the crucial element which we all hold so dear – the soul and symphony of an engine”, and “We believe that alternatives do exist and the development of our new platform, driven by synthetic fuels, is our solution for keeping this shared passion for the theatre of combustion engines alive”.
According to the lead designer of the vehicle, Jowyn Wong, the car is “Aggressive by nature yet still romantic, invoking the emotions of 60s/70s Le Mans Prototypes”.
The company was founded in 1959 and has its headquarters in Modena, Italy. The founder Alejandro De Tomaso started as a test driver in Italy, but later started his own high-performance car company. He participated in two Formula One World Championship Grand Prix.