A Whole Different Beast: Laraki’s New Epitome Boasts 1,750 hp

Generally, flashy red sports cars are reserved for balding, middle-aged men having mid-life crises. No judging. But the Laraki Epitome is a whole different beast entirely. Ambitiously talented Moroccan designer and owner of Laraki Motors, Abdeslam Laraki's flashy one-off echoes elements of modern aerospace and Formula One racing. The future forward design utilizes the chassis of a C6 Corvette, boasts 1,750 hp on premium 91 octane gasoline, and weighs only 2,800 pounds thanks to light-weight body panels made entirely of carbon fiber.

The Epitome marks an unexpected comeback for Laraki Motors, a company who began their journey in Morocco designing superyachts in 1999. The team went on to create two concept cars: the Fulgura in 2002 and Borak in 2005 under the direction of Bugatti's previous technical director Dr. Peter Tutzer. Then closed their doors in 2007, only to resurface weeks ago on the manicured grass of Pebble Beach with the awe-inspiring Epitome.

The impressive piece of machinery runs on premium 91 octane gasoline, but is equip with a secondary 110-octane fuel tank and can run on both types of fuels at the same time. This is possible by pressing a button which will also remap the ECU and as a result will bump output to an amazing 1,750 hp (1,305 kW).

Laraki is expected to build only nine of the limited edition Epitome this year, each with a staggering $2 million price tag.

Photography Courtesy of Ted7 Photography & Laraki Motors