Ferrari has limited use for carbon fiber; Plus details on the next Ferrari Enzo

In a recent interview, Amedeo Felisa offered new details on the next Ferrari Enzo , known as the F70 . According to Felisa, the new Enzo will be launched in 2012 and will be powered by a a direct-injection twin-turbo V8 engine.

He also said that Ferrari will only use carbon fiber for very special models and not for its entire line-up: "We will only use carbonfibre on very special cars which have a very low rate of production and which are not for everyday use, such as the new Enzo." This statement reflects a different opinion than we are used to seeing considering McLaren , Mercedes , and BMW are using, or plan to use, carbon fiber in their vehicles. Obviously, Ferrari isn’t one to just go with the pack on anything. Just a couple of days ago, we brought forth news that Ferrari does not intend on breaking tradition and moving towards a four-door vehicle , so it shouldn’t surprise us that this situation isn’t any different. Ferrari has a very successful mind of their own.

"The fact is that nobody today has a real understanding of what happens if you damage a carbonfibre structure," says Felisa. "After 20 or 30 years of use, who knows what state a carbonfibre structure will be in? Only the airplane industry has a long-term understanding of using carbonfibre, and there the usage is very different. Unless you have a really big accident, it is possible to repair a Ferrari today, and we don’t want to lose that."

So, should Ferrari go with the pack and use carbon fiber or do they bring up a valid concern for its usage? Hit us up with your thoughts.

Source: Autocar

3 comments:

Well considering by many enthusiasts as the ultimate modern Ferrari, I think this limited-edition Enzo’s replacement will be a tough act to follow up for the Italian automaker, and am expecting to be powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine, rather than the Maserati-based V12 that motivated the Enzo, power should easily exceed 700 horsepower.

Hmm It’s corner mirror looks awful and out of place. A lot of surprises going on the enzo, and this would be a much awaited car of the year maybe.

Men can now purchase a new Ferrari with 7-speed, 8-speed, or 9-speed manual transmissions to row all day long and flex their left leg muscles.

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