This $3 Million De Tomaso P900 is a 900 HP Track-Hungry Hypercar

De Tomaso's latest creation is all about track performance and a 12,300 RPM V12.

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A purple De Tomaso P900.
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It’s a day that ends in a “y”, which means there’s a new hypercar on the block. Our latest entrant is the De Tomaso P900, and it’s quite a looker. Unlike most of the latest hypercar concepts we see, the P900 isn’t electric. Instead, it has a newly developed 60 degree V12 that is meant to run on synthetic fuels.

A purple De Tomaso P900.
Photo: De Tomaso

At $3 million each, the 18 planned P900s are meant to be track focused monsters powered by – what the company claims to be – the lightest and smallest V12 ever developed. It weighs just 485 pounds and can rev to a wildly-high 12,300 rpm. For those keeping score at home, that’s 200 rpm more than the GMA T.50's Cosworth V12. That may not sound like a lot, but in an RPM dick-measuring competition, you want the higher redline. All in all, the 6.2-liter powerplant pushes out 900 horsepower. That’s a hell of a lot of power for a carbon-fiber composite car that weighs just under 2,000 pounds.

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A purple De Tomaso P900.
Photo: De Tomaso

All of that power is routed through an Xtrac sequential gearbox to the rear wheels only. But sadly there is a catch. De Tomaso says this engine isn’t going to be available until the end of 2024. That means if you want your P900 now, you’ll have to settle for a F1-derived Judd V10. Once the V12 is ready, it sounds like you’ll be able to swap it in. Thank goodness.

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A purple De Tomaso P900.
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In terms of styling, De Tomaso says its outlandish and flowing lines were honed in by utilizing a wind tunnel that is used by F1 cars. I wouldn’t call the P900 traditionally beautiful, but striking is definitely a world that comes to mind here. That’s not a bad thing. I mean, if you’re buying something like the P900, you probably want people to see you in it. It looks similar to the P72, but more extreme.

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Performance figures have not yet been released, but the company says the P900 will provide drivers with a LMP-style driving experience that is aimed at blasting around racetracks all over the world.

A purple De Tomaso P900.
Photo: De Tomaso
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The P900, of course, comes from De Tomaso Automobili – the folks responsible for the P72 hypercar. But before these two modern cars, the company was best known for building Italian-styled supercars with the Ford V8 hearts, like the Pantera and Mangusta, back in the 1960s and 70s.