Will it be labelled the F70? Will Ferrari recycle the Enzo moniker? Either way, what you’re looking at is a sketch that will lead to what the Ferrari Enzo’s successor will look like.
The interweb has been buzzing with rumours of Ferrari’s new hypercar of late and interestingly, the guys behind the Prancing Horse have now divulged some juicy details about their latest creation.
The biggest question is of course the engine. Ferrari indicates that the powerplant which will be used in the Enzo successor will be an evolution of the 6.3-litre V12 engine currently used in the F12 Berlinetta.
In its current tune, that engine churns out 740 horses but we can expect more in this new car as Ferrari says that the powertrain, which works with the latest HY-KERS and a double-clutch transmission, will make the car quicker from 0-190km/h.
The chassis will be very F1. This isn’t surprising as Ferrari has gotten Rory Byrne, Ferrari F1 designer who’s worked throguhout 11 world championships for the team, to lend a hand in chassis development. Carbon fiber will be used extensively to keep weight down. Each chassis is cured in an autoclave F1 monocoque-style. Batteries and fuel tank are placed behind the driver’s back, also very much like in an F1 car.
In terms of footprint, Ferrari is working on reducing the car’s height and wheelbase to match that of the 458 Italia. On the inside, the cockpit will be a very personalized feature to exude exclusivity as well as to provide a pin-point racy feeling.
Whatever Ferrari plans to call it, one thing is for sure – the lads at Maranello are on the verge of creating something which all boys want on their walls and all men want in their garages. And something we definitely want to drive. Badly.