FITTIPALDI VISION GRAN TURISMO
AN ALL CARBON FIBER SUPERCAR LIKE NO OTHER
Art meets Speed
F1 racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, unveiled his dream track car, the much-anticipated Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, at the Geneva Motor Show. The ultra-light, all carbon fiber supercar fuses the vision of F1 and Indy Car racing champion Fittipaldi, iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA AG, and fulfills Fittipaldi’s dream to produce a car with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels. Fittipaldi’s mission, who began his journey to create a supercar three years ago, was to apply all his track knowledge on creating a new experience that will elevate the driving ability of all super car enthusiasts from around the world. The car will also be available in the Gran Turismo series, the Sony PlayStation racing franchise.
The EF7 is an exciting car that embodies Pininfarina’s DNA in terms of style and innovation, Emerson’s championship race experience and HWA AG’s flawless engineering skills. Our collective team was able to turn a dream into a driving machine.
Fast and Forgiving
Revealing a commandingly sleek design underscored by an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio, the supercar’s design theme – that of a shark, inspired by Emerson – finds astounding aerodynamic expression in the vehicle’s flowing, aggressive lines; assertive yet incredibly beautiful and pure; and a balance between emotion and efficiency typical of Pininfarina’s design work. The EF7’s exceptional yet forgiving handling and performance, will be achieved through a powerful V8 naturally aspirated engine, integrated gearbox, suspension and braking system developed by HWA AG, and an with ultra-lightweight, all carbon fiber chassis construction with an exceptionally low center of gravity. The carbon fiber monocoque is a specially designed safety capsule for both driver and passenger, enabling drivers to feel comfortable in the car, even while at its limits.
The EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina will have a limited production with every EF7 owner having the opportunity to benefit from personal coaching by Emerson Fittipaldi himself and move up a driver-training ladder designed by the racing champion. In addition, owners will be able to join the Fittipaldi Racing Club which will provide exclusive VIP high-performance driving and racing experiences at some of the world’s premier racing circuits, led by Fittipaldi and other racing professionals.
Owners will also have bespoke customization options to personalize their EF7, complete with car interior and exterior options, multiple wheel options and personal Pantone color and racing numbers, along with Emerson Fittipaldi signature branding placement selections. Supercar fans and video game enthusiasts, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to experience the EF7 in the virtual world. Gran Turismo and the FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, have created the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships, a new platform for motorsports and the virtual EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina – having the same characteristics as the real track car EF7 VGT – will also be on this platform. What’s certain is that in both the real and virtual worlds, the Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina will provide an unparalleled racing experience for drivers of all skills levels.
A Champion’s Dream, German Engineering and Italian Design
ABOUT FITTIPALDI MOTORS
Fittipaldi Motors LLC is an Ultra-light Supercar manufacturer. The company is focused on creating and engineering Supercars utilizing advanced lightweight technologies, racing technologies, efficient powertrain structures, enhanced safety, autonomous vehicle intelligence, and most important owner satisfaction. Formula 1 Champion Emerson Fittipaldi envisioned Fittipaldi Motors and is the company’s Chairman and CEO. The company’s first project is the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo designed by Pininfarina and engineering by HWA AG.
ABOUT EMERSON FITTIPALDI
A global racing legend, born of a racing family, Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi is a two-time F1 champion (1972 – Lotus and; 1974 – McLaren) and winner of 14 Grand Prix and two Indy 500s. Following a dramatic accident in 1996, and the extraordinary courage to return to competitive racing, Emerson – a father of seven (inspiring the number 7 in the name of the car) – was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2001.
- Two-time Formula 1 Champion (1972 & 1974)
- Youngest F1 Champion in Formula 1 (1972)
- Youngest F1 Champion and Manufacturer Cup Champion (1972)
- Two-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner (1989 & 1993)
- Indy Car Series Champion (1989) (CART)
Only person to have won both F1 Championship and Indy 500 more than once (1972 & 1974 / 1989 & 1993 and CART Championship
ABOUT DAKIA GLOBAL ENTERPRISE
Dakia Global Enterprise LLC is an impact investment management holding company. Our mission is to deliver transformative improvements to developing countries through job creation, sustainability, and impact investments.
ABOUT GRAN TURISMO
Gran Turismo® is a video game developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Having launched in 1997, the multi-award-winning franchise has become the most successful title for the PlayStation® console, surpassing worldwide sales of 76 million units. Regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulator due to true-to-life graphics, authentic physics technology and careful attention to detail, Polyphony and its famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi have revolutionized the racing game genre. The Vision Gran Turismo project is an ongoing design exercise with automakers and other innovative brands to create exclusive concept cars that will be digitally immortalized as playable vehicles in the game. Gran Turismo Sport, the next chapter in the series, is scheduled to release in 2017 and features a partnership with the FIA, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.
ABOUT HWA AG
For nearly five decades the company is specialized on the development and production of technology for racing cars, and as a development partner for vehicles and vehicle components for the premium segment of the automotive market. The motor racing business is dominated by participation in the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) racing series. In total, the HWA team has been the winner in more than 180 DTM races and succeeded in winning a total of twelve drivers, ten brand and 14 team titles. Today it is the most successful team in over 30 years of DTM history.
I have tried for years to explain to others what it truly feels like to be behind the steering wheel of a championship racecar