De Tomaso P900: An exclusive track-only hypercar for the wealthy


De Tomaso P900: An exclusive track-only hypercar for the wealthy
De Tomaso P900: An exclusive track-only hypercar for the wealthy

P900 is the new track-only hypercar from De Tomaso Automobili. A total of 18 P900 units will be made at a cost of $3 million each. Featuring a naturally aspirated V12 engine with 888 horsepower or a V10 engine for those who want faster performance, the hypercar looks like an evolution of the P72 road model.

Keeping in line with the 2019 P72's successful exterior design, the P900's exterior design is inspired by the 1965 De Tomaso P70. Body and chassis are made of carbon fiber, with lights and glass roof taken from the road model.

There are however even more aerodynamic features and extreme details in the new bodywork. There are bigger fins on the front splitter, a larger intake on the hood, and gills integrated into the front fenders. Compared to its predecessor, the profile is slightly more sculpted, with the rear part having changed the most.

An LED-equipped rear wing, as well as active aerodynamic technology, is now connected to the new vented engine cover via a central fin. Above the large diffuser are a set of round tailpipes with a gold finish and turbine-shaped LED taillights.

No interior photo is available, but it's expected to be sparse with carbon tubs.

Although an electric drivetrain would deliver more power and torque, De Tomas apparently don't like quiet hypercars. Therefore, they intended for the P900 an atmospheric V12 engine developed by the German company Capricorn with rich experience in motorsport.

It is the lightest and smallest V12 engine that weighs 220 kg. The engine is compatible with carbon-neutral synthetic fuel and develops 888 hp. Power is transferred to the rear axle via a sequential Xtrac transmission. The car weighs 900 kg without fluids.

Development of the V12 engine is still ongoing and will last until 2024, and impatient buyers can get the P900 earlier with a V10 engine based on the one that powered the Benetton B197 F1 car back in 1997. The V10 will probably be weaker than the V12 engine as it delivered around 750 hp in the Benetton car, however, expect a fantastic sound.

The De Tomaso P900 will debut in the summer of 2023, when more information about the specifications will be known, and it is possible that the company will offer more than renders. Eighteen lucky owners will have support in preparing the car for driving on the track, and the company says that the slots are still not sold out.