We know the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is set to start next week, but most of you - us included - are tired of all that waiting and really want to see what the Enzo successor, also known as the F70 or the F150 - will look like. If you are a part of this group, we have found something pretty cool for you: a leaked image from the March 2013 issue of Quattroroute Magazine that seems to reveal part of the new F70.
As you can see, the supercar will feature the same headlight style as the 458 Italia, a large front grille and a carbon fiber front spoiler. Also obvious is that monstrous front fender arch that will obviously help channel airflow in a way to increase downforce.
Unfortunately, this is pretty much all the image revealed, but it’s still good enough to help us get a slightly better idea on the upcoming F70. Some people are claiming that this is simply a rendering, but why would it be hiding under a sheet if it is only a rendering? We think this is the real deal, folks.
We will find out if this is real or not next week when the car is finally unveiled in Geneva.
The new Ferrari Enzo - currently known internally as the F150 and to some as the F70 - will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. While the auto show is still a few weeks away, rumors suggest that in Italy the model will be priced at about €1.21 million (about $1.6 million at the current exchange rates). By comparison, back in 2002 Enzo was priced at €665,000 (about $890,000 at the current exchange rates). The model will be limited to only 499 units.
Final specifications on the new Enzo are still to be released, but the Italian maker did promised it will deliver much more than the current F12berlinetta, which delivers a total of 740 horsepower. Still, when compared to the current supercar, the next Enzo will combine a V-12 normally aspirated direct-injection gasoline engine with an electric motor for a total output of more than 900 horsepower.
The model will use lots of carbon fiber in its construction in an attempt to keep the car’s total weight as low as possible.
Full details will follow closer to its official launch in Geneva.
Remember when Ferrari threw a fit back in December when a teaser of the Ferrari F70 was leaked during an event in China? It took them over two months, but now it appears that the Italian automaker is embracing the leaked teaser, releasing a clearer version of it on their official Instagram account.
The photo was accompanied by a message from Ferrari that pretty much confirms what we’ve all known for quite some time now: it’s coming to the Geneva Motor Show.
"Geneva Motor Show I am coming to take your hearts away," the text said, before adding that the "Most Powerful HyperFerrari on its way to take your breath away, a hypercar which can eclipse any competition. Formula1 technology direct inherited into this masterpiece, a car which can turn into a corner as quick as a Formula1 car, a car packed with downforce as a real Formula1 car."
If there ever was any clearer indication of Ferrari’s intention with the F70, the hashtag they ended their message with pretty much makes it clear: #destroythecompetition.
Ferrari will unveil the new F70 — aka the Enzo successor — next month at the Geneva Motor Show. However, this is still one month away and we are doing all we can to dig up as much information about it as we can up until that point.
Today, one of our favorite Youtube users, Marchettino, caught an F70 prototype out for a testing session and, for the first time, we can hear the 6.3-liter V-12 engine’s amazing soundtrack. The car made plenty of full-throttle accelerations at Fiorano racetrack with a Ferrari Enzo next to it. Unfortunately, it slowed for every turn, so we didn’t get to see how well it handles – we assume there is a structural reason for the mule’s snail-speed cornering.
To no one’s surprise, the sound that the exhaust system emits is similar to the F12berlinetta, as the two supercars share the same engine, but the F70 has a distinctively higher exhaust note, giving it a more racecar-like sound.
Watch the video and let us know what you think about the amazing sound of the F70’s sound.
The chances to catch a supercar testing on public roads are pretty few, so when it happens, we get pretty excited. We are doubly excited when we are talking about an Italian supercar that everyone is anxiously awaiting. People may call it in different things — F70, F150, etc. — but we all know it as the new "Ferrari Enzo."
The new F150 — we strongly hope this won’t be the final name — will be powered by a 6.3-liter V-12 hybrid drivetrain dubbed the HY-KERS system. This system will deliver a total of 920 horsepower and will considerably improve the car’s performance numbers when compared to the original Enzo. For example, the sprint from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) will be reduced by 10 percent to 6.5 seconds.
The new Ferrari F150 is expected to be unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show and when it hits showrooms, it will take on models like McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. The only downside is that it will be limited to only 500 units.
As you can clearly see from the spy shots, the F150 is still not near completion, as it still features that odd-looking fascia, which looks almost like a largemouth bass about to gobble up a worm. The backside, on the other hand, looks like it is just some mild adjustments away from being in production form. With the Geneva Auto Show sneaking up, Ferrari needs to get this beast all wrapped up soon.
So instead of crashing against the waves, Ferrari decided to ride it, officially releasing the first teaser of the Enzo’s successor. It’s not all that clear, but it’s clear enough to make out a few of the design features of the supercar’s rear. A low roofline looks to be part of the F70’s overall design with a bubble cockpit that was done to presumably increase the headroom for both the driver and the passenger.
More clearly though, are the taillights that, not surprisingly, are connected by a long horizontal braking light similar to the automaker’s existing lineup. A retractable rear wing could also be part of the rear profile, although it’s not distinctly visible in the rendering. We expect one, nonetheless, similar to what the Enzo used to have.
Thanks to a leaked teaser of the Ferrari F70 a.k.a the next Enzo, the rumor train is now at its peak.
Using the various pictures that Ferrari has taken and keeping Pininfarina’s current design language in mind, a man named Angelo Granata has created a beautiful rendering of what he thinks is the next Ferrari F70.
It does stay true to the Ferrari design language, although if you glance at the dual-projector LED headlamps for a moment, it has an uncanny resemblance to the Aventador. Now that is something that Ferrari would definitely avoid, given the heavy rivalry. Also it’s lacking the iconic F1-inspired nose from the original Enzo, which was a distinguishing factor in terms of design. This nose does, however, serve a purpose, as its duckbill shape adds much-needed downforce to the front axle as the vehicle’s speed increases.
The rear end is a perfect mixture of the F12Berlinetta, Enzo and the 458 Italia, though the quartet tail lamps may not make it in the final design. The virtual concept’s body measures in at 4,650 mm (183.1 inches) long X 2,030 mm (79.9 inches) wide X 1,080 mm (42.5 inches) high, but no estimated weight was given.
The concept houses a mechanically actuated spoiler which is not only cool as heck, but also keeps the car planted on the track. With the kind of power the Enzo successor is supposed to pump out, that actuated wing may not be a bad idea.
The Ferrari GTE virtual concept is fitted with a 7.3-liter V-12 engine that pumps out 800 horsepower and a KERS hybrid system that adds an extra 120 ponies to the stable. This gives it a net horsepower of 920, which is exactly what all of the rumors are pointing to with the new F70. Unfortunately, the engine setup isn’t confirmed, except for the KERS system, so this is still just speculation.
With Ferrari being as silent as a monk on the Ferrari F70, we can do nothing but drool at these concept pictures and hope that some elements make it to the final official design.
We’ve had a pretty exciting 2012 with so many supercars, special editions and one-offs being released this year. There’s one of these bad boys that we still haven’t seen yet with the exception of some camouflaged spy videos and teaser images here and there, and that’s the Ferrari F70.
As the successor to the iconic Enzo, the F70 is a big deal. A pretty huge deal, in fact. So, it comes as no surprise that the entire automotive world is eager to see what the F70 is going to look like and are foaming at the mouth to find out its performance credentials.
Well, we have some interesting news regarding the former because it appears that a teaser photo of the F70 was unveiled at a recent Ferrari event in China. The photo, which comes by way of a Chinese Weibo page via GT Spirit, shows a Prancing Horse supercar peeking out of the shadows with the headlights and the air vents on the hood clearly distinguishable.
We wish there was a clearer photo of the car, but seeing as we’ve been hopelessly waiting for photos of the F70, we’ll take any photo of it anyway we can get it.
Ferrari decided it is not ready to bring the F70 to the Detroit Auto Show, but we have to admit that all the new details we have learned today make us believe it will be worth the wait anyway. According to British magazine AutoCar, the Enzo successor will feature a sophisticated carbon-fiber construction and will take "the driving experience even closer the fabled idea of a Formula 1 car for the road."
The car’s advanced construction has been inspired by the 2,200-pound Millechili technical concept unveiled back in 2007 and has been built around a compact central carbon-fiber monocoque that weighs just 150 pounds.
Ferrari has used four types of carbon fiber in developing this supercar, including one used in nuclear reactor construction. This will offer the car about 27-percent more torsional rigidity than the Enzo, but will also make it much more expensive at roughly £800,000 - or about $1,270,000 at the current exchange rates.
When speaking with AutoCar, F1 designer Rory Byrne said: "We can use different forms of carbon fiber according to the loads on areas of the chassis, ensuring strength where we need it but never more than we need. We have evaluated what the requirements are for each part of the car — weight saving, high stiffness and so on — and been able to apply different types of carbon fiber accordingly. No other car manufacturer has been able to do this.”
Since Ferrari has decided to make us wait a little bit longer by not bringing the new F70 F70 to the Detroit Auto Show, we’ll just have to be satisfied with the details we can get on the upcoming supercar. Today, we have a series of new images that reveal some details of the interior and the car’s carbon monocoque.
The next F70 will be powered by a V-12 engine with an F1-inspired KERS system that will pump out a combined 920 horsepower. This power, combined with a total weight of less than 2,500 pounds, will easily sprint the car to speeds of up to 250 mph.
It is rumored that the Enzo successor will be making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off in March 2013. When it finally hits the market, the new Ferrari F70 will cost about €1.5 million (roughly $1.9 million at the current exchange rates).