What’s in a name? That depends who you ask. And that will also determine whether you think it’s a big deal or not that Faralli & Mazzanti have changed the name of their latest model before it even hit the market.
A couple of weeks ago we brought you initial images of a vehicle being made by the obscure Italian automaker. Then it was called the Mugello, after the famed Italian race track. Maybe the circuit’s owners (just happens to be Ferrari) objected to the use of the name, or maybe F&M just had a change of heart. One way or another, the finished product you see here is called the Evantra.
Regardless of the nameplate, the Evantra packs a serious punch, and some serious exclusivity. Only five examples are set to be produced, and each owner can specify either a naturally-aspirated or twin-turbo version of the 3.5-liter flat six that sits amidship, delivering either 400 or 600 horsepower, and either composite or custom aluminum bodywork.
With the right combination, the Evantra can way as little as 1200 kg (2645 lbs) and hit 62 from a standstill in just 3.7 seconds. But while the carbon bodywork may be the lighter option, the aluminum offers buyers a chance to fine-tune the intriguingly-ported design to make it their own. You know, just in case one of the other four also happens to be in your neighborhood.