It has been almost six years since Ferrari debuted its Enzo. After tasting the success of this edition the company has released numerous new models and technologies but in spite of the numerous new editions, all Ferrari aficionados are eagerly waiting for the successor of the Enzo.
The Enzo Successor is internally codenamed F70 and is being tested with two different powertrains. It is estimated that the new edition will be powered by a smaller twin-turbo V8 engine which would generate around 700 horsepower and the other option is a twin-turbo V-12 engine which would generate an additional 50-100 horsepower.
Though Ferrari plans to move with the V12 unit for its new flagship model, the engineers are still working hard to match the tough emission standards for Europe. There is a debate whether the company may finally decide to add the smaller V8 engine to the car making it a true successor of the F40 (as the F40 sports a similar engine)
The engineers are focusing not only to make this edition faster but also smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient. They are dedicatedly working to keep a check on the weight and will be using carbon fiber body panels and carbon-ceramic brakes. They will also be taking cues from 2007’s Millechilli concept.
It is expected that with a wheelbase of 104.3 inches and a raft of active aerodynamics on board, the F70 will weigh around 2,200 pounds and will look different from any other model.
The company plans to start production of the F70 in 2012 and just like the Enzo only 399 examples are expected to be made. It is definite that it will carry a heavy price tag along with it.
This new edition will offer tough competition to exotic rivals like Buggati Veyron and Lamborghini Reventon.