June 13

Teamspeed spies delight us today with a new set of images of the highly anticipated Ferrari Enzo (F70) successor, spied during a test session in Maranello.

The only design detail that is known so far is the shape of the rear window, which, as James Glickenhaus has let it slip, will be similar to that on his P4/5 Competizione.

As for what will power the vehicle, earlier media reports indicate that Ferrari will use a petrol engine delivering up to 800 hp (likely to be a V12), which will be assisted by around 100 electric horses.

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa revealed to British magazine Autocar at the 2012 Beijing show that his firm had to adopt hybrid technology as it is “the only way to meet CO2 emissions regulations, we can’t do it simply with weight reduction”.

The HY-KERS system will make the new Enzo the cleanest and fastest Ferrari in the range.

“Compensating for the weight of the system was the hardest challenge”, according to Felisa, but the Italian maker has managed to retain “the necessary centre of gravity and weight balance”.

The Kerb weight will be similar to the track-only Ferrari FXX with a figure of around 1157 kg. It will be achieved with the lightweight carbon fiber body while the chassis will be dominated by aluminum.

Codenamed the F70, the new super car has specs that should easily allow it to surpass the performance of its predecessor and engineers are reportedly aiming to exceed the all conquering Bugatti Veyron. This means we could expect to see a 0-100 km/h time of less than 2.5 seconds and perhaps a top speed in excess of 408 km/h. Rumors suggest the F70 will be shown to select Ferrari clients later this year before a full public debut is conducted in Geneva in March 2013.

Source: Teamspeed