There is always a lot of talk and speculation about new Ferraris. Which makes sense, considering that Fiat, the owners of Ferrari, are currently in a big product shake-up. It also helps that Ferrari has a huge history of amazing performance cars.

Yet, after reports foreshadowed replacements for the 599, 612, and the Enzo, Ferrari has been silent on any lightweight performance version of the 458 Italia.

That hasn’t stopped people from trying to speculate though. Motor Trend claims to have good knowledge that a light weight, more powerful 458 will arrive in 2013, taking the place of the 430 Scuderia.

Not much else is known and we probably won’t have any news for quite some time. We can guess that the car will be mostly aluminum, as Ferrari plans on sticking with it, rather than go all carbon fiber like the competition.

The Enzo’s replacement should not be considered a mainstream model like the high-powered 458. Motor Trend thinks that a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection V8 that will power the car will produce around 700 horsepower with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It will most likely have all the latest gizmos that we find on theFXX.

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Source: Motor Trend

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8 comments:

  (831) posted on 05.5.2011

Yes, we can able to beat that! I am very positive that this one will be more powerful compared to the previous models. The forecast written on this thread was very detailed. What we need is other manufacturer’s reaction on this one. Hopefully, all will come up with a very competitive plan.

  (1333) posted on 07.15.2010

Just a low cost point not gonna work in 2011…… with many auto makers planning to launch some big ones and low cost models its gonna tough one for everybody……..Fiats Mini is in waiting too……its good idea to bring in some extra accessories…..they need lots of creative ideas like this…….

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

Interesting that none of the Scuderias in attendance were in the release color, that nice silvery blue.

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

Kind of underwhelming that they aren’t using CF. Especially for body panels, the structural analysis isn’t nearly as complicated and overwhelming as it can be when used for main chassis elements.

  (807) posted on 07.11.2010

Some things you just don’t want to mess with, specially things people hold with high regard. It’s like saying let’s clone Ayrton Senna back to life so he can race Hamilton... Let’s do it!

  (859) posted on 07.8.2010

Some things you just don’t want to mess with specially things people hold with high regard. It’s like saying let’s clone Ayrton Senna back to life so he can race Hamilton... Let’s do it!

  (518) posted on 07.8.2010

hopefully they also redesign the engine and make it more faster just to shut the veyron up.

Uncia  (868) posted on 07.8.2010

If the Enzo does go on sale in 2013, I think that Toyota should change their plans and launch the LFA MKII in 2014 rather than 2013 as planned; seeing as the Enzo was the car that finally broke the Supra’s Nurburgring record (7:25 vs 7:39), the LFA (7:13) is no doubt Ferrari’s prime target with their Enzo replacement. Ferrari has always broken the records they’ve aimed for with their supercars, so I think that it would be wise for Toyota to be sure that the next LFA will be able to hold its title.

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