Our excitement is building.
The successor to the legendary Ferrari Enzo is getting close and closer to finally being unveiled. At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari showed off the new super car’s chassis and gave us a glimpse into what we can expect. But there’s also been a leak from the official Ferrari Magazine – Issue 19 – that gives us a sneak peek at the new powerplant in the F70.
From what we can tell, the new Ferrari F70 will be powered by a V-12 engine mated to some kind of hybrid system. We’re guessing that this hybrid system will incorporate some kinds of KERS technology from Formula 1 racing and possibly a plug-in recharging outlet. Output is expected to be around the 900 horsepower range when combined. Pair that up with a 3,009-lb. (1,365 kg) overall weight thanks to a carbon fiber monocoque that’s 20-percent lighter but 27-percent stiffer than the Enzo’s and you can expect to see a 0-60 mph time that’s under three seconds and a top speed well into the 200 mph range.
All of these figures have us all giddy about the new hyper car from Ferrari, even if it is a hybrid. Although it’ll be “green,” it’ll still wear that fast Ferrari red.