Then I realized that none of them were going to. The cost and complexity of KERS and their 1000HP had turned them into monsters, but not monsters like the 917-30 that were going to see real racing after they set sub 7 minute Ring times. I began thinking about my cars. My P 3/4 that weighs 1800 LB and has 430 HP. Dino Competizione that weighs 1300lb and has 230 HP and how much fun they were to drive and maybe how Hypercars were losing their way especially as they were never going to race in anger.
What if I stepped back? Simpler. Lighter. Smaller? Could it be that “Less is really more?” That’s what my new road car was going to be. Lighter, smaller, simpler and very beautiful. Our goals were similar HP/LB to my P 3/4 and something that was a new, forward design.
I have called it 003 as it’s our third one off. Sized like the Dino Competizione, carbon fiber tub, a TTV6 and a very sexy shape. Paolo did head up the team again, and my long time friend and chief mechanic Sal Barone made sure it all worked like a clockwork.