The folks over at Car seem to have a different take on Ferrari’s future F450. While it’s believed the F430’s successor will have it’s 4.3-liter V8 enlarged by 0.2-liter to create 500 hp, there is now a suggestion that Ferrari may instead turn to turbocharging - reminiscent of the days of the 288 GTO.

One element that should be guaranteed in the F450 is better performance. Not only will it be more powerful than it’s predecessor, but the F450 should weigh less. This will include incorporating elements like the aluminium/composite honeycomb material picked up from the Mille Chili concept. Initial reports suggested that the new sports car would take advantage of the F1-inspired KERS energy recovery system, but it now seems that it won’t be ready for consumer use when the F450 debuts in 2010.

While many of the renderings we’ve seen have taken the F430’s body and made it sleeker, the version coming from Car suggests the F450 could go in another direction. While the F430/360 lineage is still recognizable, this car may get its aggression from sharp lines and creases.


Source: CAR

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AK47  (1024) posted on 04.20.2009

Turbos are a good option. With twin turbocharging, you can get as much torque as your output horsepower, something that would be impossible with a naturally aspirated engine.

AK47  (314) posted on 04.18.2009

According to the rumors, the car will feature radical new styling scheme, the new option of all-wheel drive, reduced body weight and improved handling from innovative adaptive suspension damping. But the question remains and hoped that this restyling will compete with the its competitors like Lamborghini.

AK47  (1) posted on 04.18.2009

I think its looks like a Tesla.. especially the front bumper and headlights...

AK47  (182) posted on 04.18.2009

I’m seriously hoping that there is nothing wrong if it doesn’t have a ’masculine’ touch. I’m also hoping that they would be able to come up with a car as nice as that, only greener.

AK47  (180) posted on 04.18.2009

I also think that the future F450 should sharpened their angles and redefine its line to give a nice masculine touch. But of course, it’s also important to make sure that it is still identical to its predecessors. I’m sure Ferrari would be able to find a balance between the two.

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