Here’s the good news: When Ferrari promoted the new F12berlinetta as the most powerful Ferrari in history, they probably did so with a sly smile on their faces knowing that they’re producing another supercar that will put even the F12berlinetta in its place.
The highly-anticipated successor to the Ferrari Enzo, codenamed the ’F70’, is poised to carry a 7.3-liter V12 engine that will develop in excess of 800 horsepower, and one that will receive close to 120 horsepower courtesy of a hybrid system. Do your math and that’s around 60 ponies more than what the F12berlinetta is capable of.
Now for the bad news: For those expecting the Italian automaker to introduce the F70 this year - and really, all indications led to that happening - you’re going to have to wait a little while longer because according to Auto News Europe, Ferrari will hold off on the debut of the supercar until either the 2013 NAIAs or the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The automaker still has plans to debut the car this year, but that will only be limited to a private unveiling with only a handful of VIP guests in attendance. Expect to be surprised when it comes to pricing because Montezemolo said: "We want to surprise people not just in terms of price but also with the car itself."
So there you have it, folks. The hype surrounding the F70 just got more interesting with the only caveat being that we’re going to have to wait a little longer to see the F70 in the flesh.
When it comes to the highly-anticipated successor to the iconic FerrariEnzo, there have been plenty of rumors circulating as to what the car is going to be all about. But today we have the best one for you: according to Autoweek the new supercar will develop an impressive 920 HP - making it a true competitor for models like the McLaren MP4-27 - the British successor for the McLaren F1 and the upcoming Porsche 918. And we also believe that the Bugatti Veyron should also have lots of reasons to fear, don’t you think?
But how is this possible? The new Enzo - or F70 as it is current known - will combine a 7.3 liter V12 engine with an output of 800 HP with a kinetic-energy-recovery system that will add another 120 HP for a total output of 920 HP. And considering that Ferrari has already announced a targeted weight of about 2500 lbs, we can only assume that the new Enzo will be as fast as hell.
But until we’ll have more details on the new Enzo stay tuned for the official unveiling of the new F620 GT.
Very few vehicles can match up against the mighty Ferrari Enzo and hold their own against the Italian supercar. So to give the Enzo an even more interesting challenge, ZR Auto and the Canadian Forces are teaming up for the 2012 Race the Base event at CFB Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada.
Considered as the ultimate speed weekend for auto enthusiasts, Race the Base will feature the fastest street-legal cars in the world participating in some of the most extreme competitions spread out in five different categories, including fastest standing mile, ultimate top speed, road course challenge, a wet drift challenge, and a sure to be entertaining freestyle donut challenge.
In addition to that, one of the highlight events of Race the Base 2012 - the event is scheduled on August 24-25, 2012 - will be a race between the Ferrari Enzo and a CF-18 Hornet. For those that don’t know, a CF-18 Hornet is a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter aircraft, based on the American McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter). It is powered by two General Electric F404-GE-400 turbofans producing 16,000 lb-ft each.
We’ll be very interested to see how that race plays out and if we had a horse in this race, we’d be very weary putting some wood down on the Enzo, no matter how awesome it is.
Check out the preview video of Race the Base 2012!
As a result of its oceanic plunge, the Enzo suffered severe damages that shot up to over $100,000. But here’s where it gets interesting; 56-year-old supecar dealer Zahir Rana owns the aforementioned race car and has already brought the car back to Edo Competition in Germany to get it fixed and re-tuned to become bigger, better, and faster than what it previously was.
After all the work is done on the car, Rana plans on heading back to the Targa Newfoundland with his fully repaired Enzo boasting of even more power - a whopping 950 horsepower - than its previous 860-horsepower incarnation.
"Next year I’m going back again with twenty cars. All my friends and clients are now envious," Rana said. "I’m looking forward to it."
Certainly, Mr. Rana; you’re not the only one who’s looking forward to seeing the reborn Enzo in all its glorious power. Just be sure to keep on the road the next time.
Okay, so it may not exactly be appropriate to pick the best crash of the year, but considering many will be ringing in the new year in a drunken stupor, we think it best to remind everyone of the consequences of drinking and driving. Most of the drivers in the crashes we are featuring were not under the influence when these crashes occurred, but if these guys can get into a massive accident when they’re sober, chances are a drunk YOU will suffer consequences that are much worse.
This year actually brought out the worst in many drivers, some of which instigated accidents with multiple supercars, a vehicular dip into the Atlantic Ocean, and high speed rough and tumbles. Unfortunately, not all of these drivers survived these horrific crashes, which only drives home the point that we have to be extremely careful when operating our motor vehicles.
Remember to have a SAFE and fun New Year.
Hit the jump for the list of the most famous crashes of 2011.
The Chinese automotive market is growing bigger by the day and automakers everywhere are taking advantage of this growing market by throwing a number of special editions their way. One type of vehicle that is ripping through the streets of China is the super car. Anything from Ferrari to Pagani to Lamborghini is making its way over to the land of Dragons and Emperors, and this video was created to show off a number of these vehicles.
What can be better than a supercar? The answer is quite simple: more supercars brought together! This video was shot during a "private" supercar rally and brings together some of the most amazing cars in the world.
The first three minutes of the video will show an impressive supercar parade, but if you want to hear some wonderful exhaust music, fast forward up to the 3:30 mark. Our advice is for everyone to turn up their volume and enjoy! We can assure you that the video is worth every second!
Impressive achievements haven’t been made just in the automotive industry, but also when it comes about toys. If until recently if we wanted to play with a toy car we needed a remote, now an impressive feature has been announced. Silverlit has released a special Ferrari Enzo Toy Car that is being controlled by iPhone.
The Enzo Toy is not only an impressive replica of the real car, but it has been developed in conjunction with an app for all mobile iOS devices. This application controls the car in the same way a joystick does. The toy car is capable of various speeds, has multi-racing steering, and sports head, tail, and turning lights. Communication between car and device is made possible through Bluetooth.
This kind of toy is recommended for ages 8 and up and is priced at $80. Next to the Enzo, Silverlit is offering a whole line of these remote controlled vehicles, called the Blue Sky Series.
The long-awaited successor for the Ferrari Enzo has the entire auto industry buzzing, simply because any vehicle set to follow the ’world’s most iconic car’ has some pretty huge shoes to fill.
Well, as early as now, we’ve gotten word on a few details surrounding the Enzo successor, some of which were confirmed by no less than company CEO, Amedeo Felisa.
According to Felisa, the Enzo successor will use a carbon fiber chassis - similar to the Enzo and another Ferrari supercar, the F50. In addition to that, the supercar will also feature a mid-mounted V12 engine that will be developed to produce insane performance numbers, even for the lofty standards of the Enzo.
The Enzo successor is set to make its debut in about a year’s time, which means that all of us have a little more than 12 months to get primed and ready for Ferrari’s new ultimate supercar.
The Ferrari Enzo may be one of the few cars in the world that doesn’t need any modifications, as it looks absolutely stunning right off the assembly line. But as luck would have it, there are always a few tuners around that know just what accessories to add for that personal touch of awesome. And we have to admit little touches, like a new set of wheels, can make a big difference.
This special Ferrari Enzo has been equipped with a new set of ADV5.2SL wheels wrapped in Pirelli tires. For the wheel finish, ADV.1 used their popular polished gunmetal lip / matte black center combination. That’s it. Nothing else was touched, nothing else was fixed. It may be a small upgrade, but the black from the wheels does wonders to compliment the Ferrari’s luscious, red exterior paint job.
Maybe people are starting to take a step back from the Enzo as a show of respect for the dreadful fate experienced by ZR Auto’s Enzo which took a drive into the Atlantic Ocean recently.