Italian Handmade Supercars, Courtesy of Mazzanti Automobili
Mazzanti Automobili was born in 2002 from a shared love between two friends around classic Italian sports cars, and was originally named Faralli & Mazzanti, after Walter Faralli and Luca Mazzanti. At the start, it was a company meant to be a specialist restoration shop, as well as a very limited design and production shop for hand-crafted exotics. Out of this little specialist shop came the F&M Antas, a classic berlinetta that had serious modern performance under its long, sweeping hood.
In 2010, the company was split amicably into two separate enterprises. Faralli, a classic car specialist, took the restoration side of the company and made Faralli Restauri. Mazzanti, the designer and specialist in bringing new shapes and ideas to life, formed Mazzanti Automobili, one of Italy’s best kept secrets.
When the company split, Luca Mazzanti brought Zsolt Tarnok, whom he had been working with for two years by then, along as Chief Designer for Mazzanti Automobili. Between the two, they presented the Evantra project in 2011, a highly specialized mid-engined super-coupe that was to be built entirely by hand, and be highly customized to each customer.
In 2012, that project became a reality as the first customers placed their orders, specified their cars, and production began on the first unit. The car was such a revolutionary car from Gello di Pontedera, Tuscany, that one unit is archived in the Museum of Tuscan Design, and in 2013 was presented in the esteemed Top Marques Monaco Show.
Mazzanti Automobili’s philosophy is at the same time extremely simple, and very difficult, to fulfill: To build the best Italian super-sports cars, customized to each individual client. It’s simple in that Italy is a nation of supercar manufacturers, as well as home to some of the most influential design houses throughout automotive history. The difficulty lies in the actual production of a supercar.
These are not simply cars you can make on an assembly line. Each and every angle, curve, air duct, and the like on the car is intricately and meticulously designed, engineered, and then realized by hand. There are no robots in the Mazzanti Automobili building, just passionate and talented technicians that make each body panel by hand-hammered aluminum, or precisely crafted carbon fiber, or a mix of both.
A desired coachbuilder, Mazzanti Automobili has quickly become one of the most desired brand names in supercar and hypercar territory. While other manufacturers will make a hypercar and simply say “here you go, a hypercar,” Mazzanti sits down with the customer, and discusses and designs the perfect interior, the perfect color, the perfect personalization that the client wants. In this way, no two Mazzanti super- or hyper-cars are exactly the same, and that is a level of customization that only a hand-built exotic like the Mazzanti Evantra Pura and its sub-models can provide.
The other aspect making the Evantra and its sub-models sought after is that it is an ultra-exclusive car, with only 5 units of each version made per year. This exclusivity also means that the Evantra Pura starts at around 1 million Euros, the Evantra 781 at around 1.5 million Euros, and the Millecavalli is currently at about 2.4 million Euros.