F1 champion builds sports cars

Turin, 13 February 2017

The former Formula 1 world champion and Indy-car champion Emerson Fittipaldi will introduce 2017 (March 9-19) his own sports car at the Geneva Auto show. The car with the biblical long project name "Fittipaldi EF7 vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina" is a strictly limited edition track car, say: a kind of Club Sport racer for track use. As Fittipaldi betrayed, body and monocoque of the EF7 will consist completely of carbon. In this way the driver and passenger to be optimally protected in a capsule, on the other hand, the light material of course in terms of speed helps. "In the creation of the EF7 was important, that the car conveys not only pure passion and adrenaline. It should be also good-natured and secure for pilots of all levels", said Fittipaldi.

1,000 kilos, 600 HP

The latest information about the Fittipaldi EF7 also promise a low weight of around 1,000 kilos, as well as an aspirated V8 engine, which is to make 600 horsepower. Engine and transmission are produced "in house". Their low design and positioning in the car to provide a "unique focus". The owners could expect reliability and lower costs. In addition, only a very small crew for maintenance is required. "And that means more time and fun on the track", added Fittipaldi.

Also virtual active

The futuristic designed sports car is being developed with Pininfarina and Mercedes-AMG racing partner HWA. Also in the now legendary racing game series, Gran Turismo can be driven the EF7. (black & white)