Take a look under the hood of the next Ferrari F70
Last week, at the 2012,Paris Auto Show, Ferrari unveiled a unique composite chassis for the upcoming F70 hybrid supercar. Today, a leaked scan from Ferrari Magazine Number 18 revealed a few more details on the future hybrid powertrain. The image shows a big V12 engine and, of course, a lot of power lines that are part of the hybrid KERS system.
This image doesn’t help in identifying the exterior or interior design of the future supercar, but it does give us an idea of the power source. We still are waiting for the official details, but rumors suggest that the next F70 will combine a 900 HP V-12 engine and a 120 HP KERS system for a total output of more than 1000 HP.
This combustion engine links to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. On the electrical side, you have a series of components working together for optimal efficiency. On the backside of the seven-speed trans, you have a high-power traction motor. This motor electrifies the seven-speed trans, adding to the power the engine delivers to it. Attached to the gasoline engine is an auxiliary generator that charges the batteries, as needed. Lastly, on top of the transmission is the hybrid power unit, which features two inverters and a smart cooling system.
The next Ferrari F70 is expected to make its world debut in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned!