Ferrari 499P - "Prancing Horse Triumphant Return"

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The Ferrari 499P is a sports car prototype built by Scuderia Ferrari. In 2023 it competed in the Le Mans Hypercar category for the FIA World Endurance Championship. The appearance of the car in the race that year marked the return of Ferrari having been absent for 50 years since the marque last fielded a factory-backed sports prototype competing for the overall win.  The number 51 car driven by Antonio Giovinazzi, Alessandro Pier Guidi, and James Calado won the race. marking the first overall  victory for Ferrari since the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans. The win also ended a fire race winning streak by Toyota Gazoo Racing.

The hypercar features carbon-fibre monocoque chassis construction and a hybrid powertrain utilizing the Ferrari F163 2,992 cc twin-turbocharged V6 engine mounted longitudinally along with a 200 kW (272 PS; 268 hp), electric motor mounted on the front axle. It has a 900V battery pack and the car also features Ferrari's own Energy Recovery System. The total power output is 680 BHP. 

There is speculation that Ferrari may be working on a road car derived from the 499P.