Monza will soon be home to a new track-specific racing machine. It is called the 777 hypercar and is the first creation of 777 Motors, a new brand founded by entrepreneur and collector Andrea Levy.
Created in collaboration with many entities in the automotive world, the 730 horsepower engine is just the tip of the iceberg of what can be called a comprehensive experience that goes far beyond the car. That’s because 777 Motors delivers an entire racing experience that includes home-based simulators, special race events, and even exercise equipment to prepare for the power this hypercar can generate.
Levy’s idea was to make a homologated car just for the track and free from all regulations. Since the car did not have to meet certain standards in terms of styling, aerodynamics and power, engineers were given the opportunity to create a car that was extreme in every way and capable of truly representing the highest innovation in the track-only realm. supercars. More than that, the 777 is a mobile laboratory of new solutions that could debut tomorrow in motorsport or road supercars.
Comprised of an FIA homologated carbon monocoque and a body designed by Umberto Palermo, the 777 hypercar sports a stunning build with references to the LMP1 car. Compared to these racing machines, the Levy hypercar has a design that is less constrained by regulations and can therefore offer different solutions, such as slim side-extending headlights or a giant rear wing.
The brakes, suspension and gearbox come from the world of racing and were developed in collaboration with many partners who have participated in endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona.
As for the engine, it’s a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 that cranks up to 9,000 rpm. It develops 730 horsepower, and works alone to power the 777 – no electrification here. That was done to help keep weight as low as possible, and at 1,984 pounds (900 kilograms) this is a very light racer indeed. However, it does not ignore the current climate crisis. This engine is designed to run on synthetic fuels which allows a 65 percent reduction in CO2 emissions without loss of sound and performance.
Prepare Your Mind… And Body
Apart from pure power, the 777 is also a performance monster in terms of aerodynamics and cornering grip. The hypercar develops 4,630 lbs (2,100 kg) of downforce at a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h), and can tow up to 4g around corners. That’s enough to send the 777 around Monza in 1 minute 33 seconds, a time two seconds faster than the Glikchenhaus SGC007 piloted by Romain Dumas at WEC 6 Hours of Monza 2022.
It’s also enough to push beyond the physical limits of many drivers. That’s why 777 Motors includes exercise machines specifically built to strengthen the neck area and prepare buyers to handle the high stresses of the track. But even before people got there, 777 Motors included a professional GT simulator from Tech & Sym worth around 100,000 euros. It was built on the Dallara chassis and was able to faithfully emulate the behavior of the 777.
This most unusual automotive accessory will be delivered to the owner’s home. For the 777 on-highway shoppers, they can use the Dallara Driving Simulators (the same sims used by Formula 1 and IndyCar drivers) located at Varano de Melegari and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Also included in the car’s ancillary kit is a racing kit from Sparco, and a helmet from Stilo that enables real-time communication between the driver, technician, and mechanic.
777 Motorcycles In Monza
Only seven 777s will be built, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2025. The first full-scale prototype will be unveiled and shown at the Monza Autodrome in 2023. In fact, all 777s built will be housed at the famous race track. , because Andrea Levy’s company will have a permanent location there. Enthusiasts will be able to admire the car every day and learn more about the brand’s projects.
Of course, this all comes at a price and if you skipped over to the top of the article, they are quite expensive. The 777 and all its additions have a price tag of 7 million euros, which currently translates to $7.1 million. That includes track time at Monza with a support crew of engineers whenever the owner wants to ride, and it’s going to be time well spent. 777 Motors will host 14 special events over two years where owners can fully enjoy the hypercar.