1st February 1974

Luca Mazzanti’s passion for cars did not really have a “beginning” as such; it was already a part of him the day he was born in Tuscany on the 1st of February 1974. There he spent his early years living in the countryside, surrounded by olive trees, between Pistoia and Vinci.

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1980 - 1985

During his early school years Luca began his first attempts at modifying the toy cars to play with friends. “Disassembling” and “modifying” were the key words of that game - fantasy and reality were still travelling side by side.

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1984

Luca’s father moves the family workshop and his activity to Pontedera near Pisa, but still in Tuscany.

1985 - 1986

Luca’s passion for cars has now consolidated and the advent of “Group B”, encouraging both adults and children of that time to dream about those mechanical masterpieces, strengthened Luca’s own imagination. The rally stages on gravel were spectacular for Luca who didn’t miss a single stage of the “San Remo” world rally championship nor the gravel stages in Tuscany, his home.

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1987 - 1988

Luca moves with his family to Pontedera and during summer holidays visits his father’s body shop, performing small jobs, very much the favourite location to spend his free time in.

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1990

Working in a body shop is not what Luca’s father has in mind for him and so began the classic father-son conflict between a father wanting different opportunities for his son and a young guy who saw working in a body shop as essential to gaining the skills and the experience necessary for the bigger project he was already dreaming about.

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1991

By 1991 it is clear to all that Luca Mazzanti is a very committed person who has always been interested in engines and competitions.

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1992 - 1993

At the end of 1992, Luca returns to work mainly in his father’s body shop, this time diversifying his activity; in fact, he starts to specialize in racing cars, especially rally cars.

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1993

In 1993 Luca participates in Italy’s community service program and during this period away from the body shop he can find just enough spare time to finish the restoration of his Moretti 850.

1994 - 1997

The two years following his community service finds Luca back in the family body shop.

However, at the end of 1996, just when Luca is old enough and ready to take on the running of the shop, his father sells the business. This is a serious blow for Luca who sees the place that had been so central to his very existence disappear.

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1998 2002

It’s 1998 and Luca is determined to start his own business so he can give full range of expression to his philosophy. But just when he has found a solid basis from which to start, Faralli’s restoration company approaches him once more to re-join their company and after some soul-searching he takes up the offer.

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1999 - 2005

Luca has always had competition in his mind; indeed, he participated in many hill-climb races with several excellent results including two first places in the Saline-Volterra 2000 and in the Consuma Cup 2004.

His greatest satisfaction has always been that the cars he was racing were restored, realized and made competitive through his own efforts.

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2003 - 2005

The idea of founding a new car manufacturer at the same time as designing a car has now matured in Luca Mazzanti’s mind.

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30th September 2005

The Antas is ready and is invited to participate at the 80th anniversary of the Rome Grand Prix where it receives an award for fabulous design from the ACI Rome.

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2006

In April the Antas is exhibited at the 2006 Top Marques Monaco show. Until then the brand was barely known and Mazzanti “rubbed shoulders” at the event with many better known brands with long histories and brand awareness among the supercar fraternity.

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2007

2007 sees the close partnership with Top Marques being renewed: Albert II, Prince of Monaco, unveils the Antas, now updated with an elegant aerodynamic blue carbon kit.

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2007 (end) 2008

People were becoming familiar with the brand and a second model takes shape – the Vulca. Meanwhile the successful Antas project is consolidated, increasing brand awareness almost exponentially.

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2009

In March, the second project of the company, the Vulca, is presented but this coincides with the deepening of the global financial crisis which hugely damages the luxury products industry including demand for supercars.

To deal with this situation, this project is progressed further in-house while waiting for positive economic signals before officially launching the car.

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2010

It is 2010 and at the beginning of the year there is another important change: Luca starts to design a new mid-engine vehicle, using consistent styles and concepts already applied to the previous models of the brand, but to be even more updated and developed.

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2011

The second project of the company, the Vulca, is sold enabling the company to focus on its main activities – restoration and the development of the third project, the Evantra.

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2012

2012 starts with the exhibition of the rendering and paint finishes for the Evantra. This is a new chapter for Luca Mazzanti and immediately the new project receives a positive welcome from the public.

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2013

In April, Mazzanti Automobili is again at the Top Marques show for the World Premiere of the Evantra. Luca Mazzanti decides to return to this exhibition for the launch in part for symbolic reasons: the Top Marques show marked the positive debut of his brand back in 2005.

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2014

2014 sees the Evantra join Sony PlayStation4’s DriveClub game for the new season.

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2016

2016 begins with a series of events announcing the Evantra Millecavalli, designed to be the most powerful road-legal hyper-car ever built in Italy.

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2017

It’s 2017 and Mazzanti Automobili focuses on the development program for its new hyper-car, the Evantra Millecavalli.

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2018

2018 is spent optimising the Millecavalli ready for customisation and at the same time producing the first order of the Evantra 771.

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2019

In 2019 the focus shifts to preparing for future sales of the new models with particular emphasis on sustainable commercialisation. At the same time, in the workshop new chassis are being constructed.

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2020

Mazzanti starts the year with a spring in its step, ready to push forward with its international sales program and with new orders coming through. Then COVID arrived and the rest is history as they say.

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2021

Mazzanti forges ahead in its international marketing creating joint ventures in the UK and the Middle East and by the mid-year it has dealerships and networking agreements in place for the UK, the Middle East and the far-East.

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