777 Motors Hypercar revealed in Monza [w/Video]

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Monza, November 22, 2022 - The history of the new 777 Motors manufacturer, founded by the entrepreneur and collector Andrea Levy, has officially begun at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. From this manufacturer, the very high performance single-seater 777 hypercar will be born and produced in a limited edition of 7 units.

777 hypercar is the result of excellent collaborations: engineered by Dallara, powered by Gibson and styled by Umberto Palermo Design.

777 hypercar is at the top for performance thanks to an FIA-homologated carbon monocoque, sophisticated aerodynamics developed by Dallara, which generate an incredible downforce of 2,100 kg at a speed of 370 km / h, an extremely low weight of only 900 kg, and a lateral acceleration from 3.5 to 4 g that keeps the car literally glued to the asphalt. The engine is a naturally aspirated V8, 4,500 cc of displacement, which develops 730 hp at 9,000 rpm, powered by synthetic fuels.

777 hypercar is the result of what the most advanced and innovative automotive engineering has to offer: a model not designed to race, but to offer private customers a very high performance hypercar for exclusive use on the track, inspired by endurance models but developed without having to comply with any type of technical regulation: the estimated lap time for the 777 hypercar at home, at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, is 1 minute and 33 seconds.

The seven examples produced of the 777 hypercar will be sold for 7 million euros each, transporting the owners to an elite club that provides dedicated technical and physical training, so as to be ready to withstand the incredible lateral acceleration.

The seven examples of the 777 hypercar will always be kept by the manufacturer in what is the home of 777 Motors, that is the Monza circuit. And right here, the seven owners will be able to take to the track whenever they want and participate in exclusive events tailored to them throughout the year.

The partnership with Dallara and Gibson Technology

The carbon fibre monocoque chassis, the engineering and the aerodynamics are designed and developed in collaboration with Dallara and contain the weight of the 777 hypercar at just 900 kg. 
Powering the 777 hypercar will be the naturally aspirated 4.5-litre V8 Gibson Technology engine, with a power output of 730 hp at 9,000 rpm, which won the 6 Hours of Monza round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022.

Brakes, suspension and gearbox are made of racing components and can count on the long and successful experience of the partners in the most important endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona.

Finally, according to the specific intention of Andrea Levy, no hybrid unit is envisaged, as the pursuit of weight reduction is the primary objective: the 777 hypercar will be powered by synthetic fuels and this will help to reduce CO² emissions by 65%, but without losing anything in terms of performance and without sacrificing the incredible sound that only a naturally aspirated 9,000 rpm V8 can give.

The design of the 777 hypercar comes from the pencil of Umberto Palermo, a designer who has a particular bond with Monza, having started his artistic studies here, before creating Up Design in Turin.

Sparco will be a partner in the 777 hypercar project for the identification of cutting-edge solutions in the field of driver and car safety. The car will in fact be equipped with safety harness, seats and specific solutions deriving from the experience of Formula 1.
Sparco will also supply the complete racing KIT consisting of race suit, gloves and customized shoes of the highest level.

Stilo, leader in the production of helmets for every category of motorsport, thanks to its experience in Formula 1, will supply the helmet, which becomes an element of performance by combining maximum lightness, technology and innovation. The helmet will also allow communication between the driver, engineers and mechanics of the 777 hypercar who will follow the car from the pits and control room, via a dedicated integrated radio kit.

An immersive experience with the 777 hypercar

The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza will be the home of the 777 hypercar and its owners: dedicated and exclusive track test days will be organized for them, with the 777 Motors engineering team helping them to fully harness the potential of the single-seater car. Each performance will be promptly recorded using telemetry and the most advanced measurement systems and owners will be able to view the entire test session from the control room also used for Formula 1 races, so as to be able to better interact with the engineers in the debriefing phase.

The delivery of the seven 777 hypercars will begin in 2025, but will be anticipated by the consignment, to the home of each owner, of two out-of-the-ordinary pieces of equipment; these will enable them to immediately begin the athletic preparation phase which will then allow them to drive such a high-performance car in the best possible way. 
The first is an advanced machine created ad hoc for the 777 hypercar: it is designed to reinforce the neck area and better prepare it for the stresses it will be subjected to on the track (lateral accelerations from 3.5 to 4 g). 

The second is the Tech & Sym professional Gt motion simulator, a platform completely designed and produced in Italy. The Gt motion simulator is based on a carbon fiber chassis engineered by Dallara and is able to match the 777 hypercar behavior through various devices, among which active seal belts, a 3 degrees of freedom motion system, customizable seat and steering wheel; this setup provides an accurate replica of the forces applied on driver and car body during the race, with a signature responsiveness.

Owners of the 777 hypercar will immediately have the opportunity to train like real professional racing drivers thanks to the individual high-performance training program that involves the use of the Dallara Driving Simulator at Varano de’ Melegari (Italy) or Indianapolis (USA), which is the simulator normally reserved for drivers who race in Formula 1, IndyCar and in endurance races.

“For over two years we have been working with our partners on the creation of a hypercar free from the constraints to which large manufacturers must submit or from the restrictive regulations of motorsport - declared Andrea Levy. I believe that, for the next decade, the best performance achievable for a hypercar, combined with maximum driving pleasure, can only be obtained with the use of an exclusively thermal engine, without any hybrid components. This allows you to limit the weight to 900 kg and have exaggerated aerodynamics that keep the car glued to the asphalt, making it so easy to drive even for non-professional drivers. With the 777 hypercar we have been able to generate 2,100 kg of downforce with the best possible efficiency, and this has allowed us to gain speed on the straights and maintain an incredible cornering speed. The significant downforce also helps stabilize the car in powerful braking from 370 to 70 km / h for entry into the Prima Variante, and for traction and release at the exit of each corner. Only with this philosophy have we been able to obtain for the 777 hypercar a record lateral acceleration of 3.5-4 g, optimized for the best performance on the Monza circuit, our new home, where the 7 hypercars will be kept on behalf and for the enjoyment of our seven demanding customers”.

Enthusiastic visitors to the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza will be able to admire the 777 hypercar every day: from spring 2023, in fact, the first prototype will be permanently exhibited in the 777 Motors headquarters, a few meters from the statue of Juan Manuel Fangio and from the entrance to the track. 

On the occasion of the Monza Grand Prix, the 777 hypercar models will take centre stage, exhibited on a car display in front of the venue which for the occasion will become an exclusive lounge for the owners and their guests.

The 777 hypercar project was presented by Andrea Levy at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in the press conference moderated by Gian Luca Pellegrini, director of Quattroruote, in the presence of Fabrizio Sala, Vice President of Regione Lombardia, Carlo Abbà, Councilor for Economic Activities and Territorial Marketing of the Municipality of Monza , Giuseppe Redaelli, SIAS President, Elena Leoni, Communication Specialist Dallara, John Manchester, Gibson Technology Technical Operations Director, Umberto Palermo, CEO UP Design.

The first images of the 777 hypercar and constant updates on the development of the project are available on the website www.777hypercar.com. 

Data sheet 777 hypercar engineered by Dallara: 

Headquarters: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, the Temple of Speed 
Chassis: FIA-homologated carbon monocoque 
Engine: 8 V-cylinders
Displacement: 4,500 cc 
Power: 730 hp at 9,000 rpm 
Top speed: 370 km / h. 
Weight: 900 kg
Lateral acceleration: 3.5 / 4.0 g. 
Downforce: 2,100 kg at 370 km / h
Monza lap time: 1m33s 
Limited edition of seven units 
Price: 7 million euros 
Delivery: from 2025

Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of ACI: "It is always nice to be able to witness the birth of a new idea like 777 Motors, and of a new creature like 777 hypercar, in the automotive sector, especially today in a period that is certainly not simple and of transition for our world. But the desire to innovate, experiment and challenge the limits are and will always be the lifeblood of those who love cars and engines, in all their variations. Therefore, I am happy to convey my best wishes for the christening of 777 Motors, which already is an established project in the sense of the best "system building" in our country. With the ability to bring together the best of the Italian automotive industry, such as Dallara, Sparco and Stilo, together with major international brands, such as Gibson.

Fabrizio Sala, Vice President of the Lombardy Region: “It is a source of pride that this innovative car was designed and built in Monza. The Autodrome will also be the permanent home of this innovative project, testifying to the values of innovation, research and the strong passion for the automotive sector in our area".

Carlo Abbà, Councillor for Economic Activities and Territorial Marketing of the Municipality of Monza: "Monza, our city, is happy and proud to be the headquarters of this project which embodies what it is and wants to be more and more: innovation, expertise, entrepreneurial ability and always with one eye on the future… always one step ahead”.

Giuseppe Redaelli, President of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: "We are proud that our circuit has been chosen to present what is an important automotive project and which will certainly arouse a lot of headlines and interest in the automotive world and beyond. The Temple of Speed will host not only a 777 Motors store but will reserve an opportunity for lucky owners of the hypercar to be able to test it on our prestigious track and for all enthusiasts to be able to admire it up close and exclusively. Extraordinary projects like this confirm the leading role of the racetrack in terms of innovation and technological development that renowned motorsport players recognize in us".

Alessandra Zinno, General Manager of Autodromo Nazionale Monza: "Among the many records we hold, we are happy to be able to become the first racetrack that will help give birth to a car brand, becoming its headquarters for the development of an ambitious and futuristic project. We are the Temple of Speed and therefore the natural home for the design of a hypercar which, in addition to being the fastest that has ever driven on our circuit in its 100 years of history, will also represent the maximum expression of Made in Italy’s creativity, technological research and style".

Umberto Palermo, President of UP Design: “The shapes were inspired by the exceptional performance that a vehicle like this must pursue and express and by the strong impact of aerodynamics on the car. The real challenge was to combine sportiness and technicality with the elegant lines that have always distinguished my company's work and philosophy. A challenge that led to lines capable of giving iconicity and recognisability to shapes, creating a union between a racing car and a hypercar".

John Manchester, Gibson Technology Operations Director: “Gibson are extremely privileged to have been chosen as the engine manufacturer for the new 777 hypercar and it is a testament to our workforce and the products they have produced over many years. Gibson has over 30 years experience supplying racing engines at the highest levels of motorsport, delivering solutions to race teams across the world and we are confident that we can make a valuable contribution in helping, a really exciting project become a real success”.