Sorry Detroit, the Ferrari F70 won’t be making an appearance

Ferrari Releases the F70's Rough Debut Details Along With a Rendering Exterior
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After initial rumors and reports that Ferrari would unveil the highly anticipated flagship at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), now, according to, reports suggest that Ferrari hasn’t finalized the plans for a worldwide launch. So, Ferrari enthusiasts who have penned down the date on their calendar will sadly have to strike them off.

On the other hand, the Prancing Horse might consider a private launch, separate from all the big car shows, so that they can grab more attention and more people to drool over it. A likely reason for its change of plans is because of the unveiling of the sister brand’s - Maserati - next generation Quattroporte. If debuted at the same show, the F70 would’ve drawn the entire Detroit population towards its stand leaving the Maserati stand deserted.

According to previous reports and a spy shot of the engine bay, the Ferrari F70 is expected to get a V12 engine with an F1-inspired KERS system that will pump out a combined output of 920 hp (686 kW). The supercar could have a curb weight of only 1134 kg (2500 lbs) thanks to a 20 percent lighter chassis made from carbon fibre. The carbon tub that underpins the F70 was shown off at the Paris Motor Show which was enough to increase the excitement and anticipation of its launch.


Source: AutoBlog

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  (305) posted on 10.21.2012

i wonder how many of them are they going to make.

  (302) posted on 10.21.2012

an awesome car. too bad most of them will be sitting in a garage and see the light of day only for ferrari reunions.

  (312) posted on 10.21.2012

if this car would have shown up at the detroit show, people would have been like "ok, i like this but let’s go see the f70" in absolutely every car stand!

  (305) posted on 10.21.2012

i bet the other car manufacturers are glad the f70 is not showing up. it would have stolen the lime lite from any other car!

  (422) posted on 10.21.2012

this is the most super of all super cars!

  (452) posted on 10.21.2012

i bet ferrari enthusiasts will be sad now. but it’s not they could buy the car...

  (475) posted on 10.21.2012

such an important car can easily have its own show. it deserves it as well.

  (509) posted on 10.21.2012

i bet all other car manufacturers bribed ferrari not to show up in detroit so that people will go to their stands as well, LOL smiley

  (542) posted on 10.21.2012

the f70 would eclipse any car show. so why not make their own one?

  (516) posted on 10.21.2012

i think they made a wise move there. more attention for the maseratti is better.

  (4) posted on 10.20.2012

I think it looks like an vehicle out of the Jetsons

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