The pure racing hypercar “de Tomaso P900” quickly beats the lap times

aspirated V12 ‘de Tomaso P900’ hypercar

De Tomaso Automobili introduces the car concept its first track car, the P900 (named for its total dry weight), a naturally aspirated V12 hypercar limited to 18 units worldwide. Designed by Jowyn Wong, the man behind Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72the car design The two-seater P900 exudes the De Tomaso signature with its sharp lines, sweeping curves and racing-oriented exterior and interior.

Wong shares that the design team spent their time reworking the P72’s visual queuing into the performance-oriented P900. “The result, we believe, is a car that is inherently aggressive yet romantic, that evokes the emotion of the Le Mans prototypes of the ’60s or ’70s, while maintaining a distinctive design language.” he adds in the press release.

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The 18 exclusive owners of De Tomasso P900 will enjoy the power of the vehicle driven through the rear wheels with a sequential gearbox at the heart of the car and a full carbon fiber outer body and chassis. The automaker keeps quiet about the full performance data and details of the P900. It states that this information is only available to selected individuals, including the owners.

Unlike its predecessor, the P72, De Tomaso P900 conjures up a complete redesign with its full carbon chassis system. Its heavily stressed engine helps the P900 to weigh around 900 kilos with a predicted output of 900 hp. De Tomaso also points out that the car’s aerodynamics were fine-tuned by a Formula 1 racing team, which gave the design team plenty of leeway to play with the exterior design.

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While recognizing the future of electric vehicle technology, De Tomaso remains focused on developing long-lasting naturally aspirated internal combustion engines. Their response to companies electrifying their cars is not to turn the De Tomaso P900 into an electric car, but to give it a 12-cylinder platform that can run solely on synthetic fuel.

Norman Choi, CEO of De Tomaso, comments in a press release that the company believes that there are alternatives, but that the development of its new platform powered by synthetic fuels is the solution to keep its passion for internal combustion engines alive receive. “This foray into synthetic fuels represents our commitment to striving for a zero-emission mobility future without sacrificing the crucial element we all hold dear – the soul and symphony of an engine.” he adds.

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De Tomaso Automobili has brought together a group of leading motorsport specialists from Formula 1, endurance racing and aerodynamic development. De Tomaso P900 is slated for launch in the second quarter of 2023, while the automaker will continue powertrain development of the vehicle through the end of 2024.

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