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2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari
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  • Ferrari LaFerrari
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    Dual-Clutch Seven-Speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    963
  • Torque @ RPM:
    663
  • Displacement:
    6.3 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    217 mph
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Launched as a successor to the Ferrari Enzo, the Ferrari LaFerrari was designed with a language that, according to the design team led by Flavio Manzoni, is the perfect combination of form and function. It combines F1-inspired aerodynamics and plenty of sharp character lines to bring together one of the wildest production cars from Ferrari. On the inside, the LaFerrari got a newly-designed steering wheel that is more square than it is round, and an overall interior design that screams track-only but offers plenty of comfort two. The biggest news is what makes this red rocket go. The new LaFerrari is the first car from the brand to use a hybrid drive system. Known as the HY-KERS system, it has a 6.3-liter V-12 and two electric motors. Total output is 963 horsepower (800 from the ICE and 163 from the electric motors) and more than 663 pound-feet of torque. To help keep everything kosher on the road, the suspension system has been designed specifically for the car, and Brembo brakes are in place to bring this puppy to a stop.

Ferrari went above and beyond with the LaFerrari, with the exception of the name, but don’t even get me started on that one. Outside of the name, however, Ferrari is bringing a heavy hitter to a supercar market that is now going hybrid. It is slated to compete against models like the wild McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder – both of which have plenty of hybrid DNA in their genes. So, what separates the goofy-named LaFerrari from the pack of hybrid heavy hitters? Check out our full review below and you’ll find out that and more.

Updated 08/22/2016: Ferrari brought a satin black 2014 LaFerrari at the 2016 Mecum Auctions sale during Monterey Car Week, where it was auction for the record price of $4.7 million. Check the picture gallery for a new set of images taken during the auction.

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2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

Launched as a successor to the Ferrari Enzo, the Ferrari LaFerrari was designed with a language that, according to the design team led by Flavio Manzoni, is the perfect combination of form and function. It combines F1-inspired aerodynamics and plenty of sharp character lines to bring together one of the wildest production cars from Ferrari. On the inside, the LaFerrari got a newly-designed steering wheel that is more square than it is round, and an overall interior design that screams track-only but offers plenty of comfort two. The biggest news is what makes this red rocket go. The new LaFerrari is the first car from the brand to use a hybrid drive system. Known as the HY-KERS system, it has a 6.3-liter V-12 and two electric motors. Total output is 963 horsepower (800 from the ICE and 163 from the electric motors) and more than 663 pound-feet of torque. To help keep everything kosher on the road, the suspension system has been designed specifically for the car, and Brembo brakes are in place to bring this puppy to a stop.

Ferrari went above and beyond with the LaFerrari, with the exception of the name, but don’t even get me started on that one. Outside of the name, however, Ferrari is bringing a heavy hitter to a supercar market that is now going hybrid. It is slated to compete against models like the wild McLaren P1 and the Porsche 918 Spyder – both of which have plenty of hybrid DNA in their genes. So, what separates the goofy-named LaFerrari from the pack of hybrid heavy hitters? Check out our full review below and you’ll find out that and more.

Updated 08/22/2016: Ferrari brought a satin black 2014 LaFerrari at the 2016 Mecum Auctions sale during Monterey Car Week, where it was auction for the record price of $4.7 million. Check the picture gallery for a new set of images taken during the auction.

Hit the jump to rear more about the new LaFerrari.

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Video: Behind The Scenes With The Ferrari LaFerrari

Video: Behind The Scenes With The Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari has described the LaFerrari hypercar as the "maximum expression of excellence" from the Prancing Horse, an assertion that we’re not disagreeing with by any means.

And while Ferrari was beyond successful in unveiling the LaFerrari at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, what preceded it was insane amounts of buzz, anticipation and overall anxiousness to see the hypercar live and in person.

It came with leaked photos and spy videos, things that aren’t uncommon in the industry but nonetheless drew frustration from the folks of Ferrari who tried extra hard to conceal the hypercar before its Geneva debut.

Well, the Italian automaker is making up for it with the release of a behind-the-scenes video of the LaFerrari, featuring the hypercar getting filmed for its Geneva debut. How very nice of them.

The video, which lasts for a little over a minute-and-a-half, gives us a look at what happens when an automaker makes all the preparations needed to ensure that such a hotly anticipated debut goes as well as planned. And as always, the car looks absolutely stunning, which everybody will definitely agree on.

For all who wondered throughout months regarding this hypercar, this video will more than make up for all those sleepless nights. Enjoy it the best you can, fellas.

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Video: Ferrari Exhibition Opens its Doors

Video: Ferrari Exhibition Opens its Doors

Just a few days ago, we reported that the newLaFerrari supercar will be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello as a part of the "Ferrari Supercar. Technology. Design. Myth" exhibition. Today, the exhibition officially opened its doors and will stay like this until September 30th.

Next to the new LaFerrari supercar, visitors will also be able to admire other great supercars offered by the Italian company, including the 250 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, GTO Evoluzione, F40 Competizione, 599XX, FXX and many more.

At the same exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the entire process from the car’s initial conception to the final approval, and they will have the opportunity to see two full-scale models showing the car in various stages of its development process.

Until you have the chance to arrive in Maranello, watch this video to get an idea of what the new Ferrari exhibition has to offer.

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LaFerrari will be Displayed at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

LaFerrari will be Displayed at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

Those of you who missed the chance to see the new LaFerrari in Geneva will be happy to know that, starting today, the hypercar is on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello as a part of the "Ferrari Supercar. Technology. Design. Myth" exhibition.

Next to it, visitors will be able to admire other limited-edition cars that helped establish the Prancing Horse legends, like the 250 GTO, F40, F50, Enzo, GTO Evoluzione, F40 Competizione, 599XX and the FXX.

Along with admiring the cars, visitors will learn about the entire process from the car’s initial conception to the final approval, and they will have the opportunity to see two full-scale models showing the car in various stages of its development process.

You will be able to visit the exhibition until September 30th between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. until May 1st, then the closing hour switches to 7.00 p.m. until the car is taken off of display. Tickets can be booked online atwww.museoferrari.com.

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Ferrari has More Than 1,000 Requests for the LaFerrari

Unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new LaFerrari is going to hold the front page for many weeks. Today, Ferrari announced that more than one thousand customers placed request for the new supercar, despite its huge price of more than $1 million, which is still unconfirmed.

Still, Ferrari will not build more than 499 units in an attempt to keep it exclusive. The company also announced that the LaFerrari is "an extraordinary car, destined to our collectors," so, if you were planning to buy one, but you don’t have an large number of Prancing Horses in your garage you have to forget about it!

As a reminder, the new LaFerrari uses a hybrid system that delivers a total of 963 horsepower. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and from 0 to 186 mph in just 15 seconds. Top speed is limited to 217 mph.

To learn more about the new LaFerrari, check its new official web page: http://www.laferrari.com.

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Video: Ferrari LaFerrari in Geneva

Video: Ferrari LaFerrari in Geneva

Ferrari impressed the world with its new LaFerrari supercar that it unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. For those of you who didn’t have the chance to be in Geneva, YouTube user, Marchettino, prepared a surprise: a video of the new supercar shot on the show floor.

The video reveals the supercar on both the exterior and the interior, so you will have the chance to admire the amazing design language and the carbon-fiber-wrapped cabin.

As a reminder, the LaFerrari features a hybrid system that combines a 6.3-liter V-12 engine with two electric motors for a total output of 963 horsepower. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and up to a top speed of more than 217 mph.

The problem is that the new LaFerrari will be limited to only 499 units and will be priced at an astonishing €1.3 million (about $1.7 million at the current exchange rates). It has been rumored that most of the units have already been spoken for.

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2014 Ferrari LaFerrari "LaQuattro" by DMC

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari "LaQuattro" by DMC

The unveiling of the Ferrari LaFerrari was met with widespread adulation from all over the world, including in Germany where one aftermarket company didn’t waste time releasing a concept rendering of what the LaFerrari would look like if it got its hands on one.

German tuner, DMC, took to Facebook to show its fans its concept rendering of the supercar. It even came up with a name for it: LaQuattro.

Unfortunately, DMC, like everybody else, will likely have to wait before it can get its hands on the LaFerrari. But knowing how the aftermarket brand works and the reputation it has established as one of the best supercar tuners in the world, don’t be surprised if it somehow gets its hands on a LaFerrari soon.

And when it does, this concept rendering of the "LaQuattro" will more than likely be more than just a figment of our imaginations. Here’s to hoping this actually happens.

We’ll update this review once DMC releases the information on the LaQuattro.

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Ferrari Teases the F70 Two More Times on Facebook

Ah, so Facebook does have its uses besides posting random funny pictures, arguing politics and stalking your ex, as we have come across several teaser images from various manufacturers in the past week. Just today we were lurking around on Ferrari’s Facebook page and came across a few images that may pique your interest just a little bit.

The subject matter in the photograph just so happens to be none other than the reclusive and elusive F70, F150 New Enzo, or whatever you call it. Unfortunately, these images really show us next to nothing, but we do get a nice look at the dual tailpipes hanging out of the back end – something everybody knew it would have – and what looks to be a shot from inside the cabin overlooking the sleek, sloping hood. The latter image is likely the most revealing, as we now get a good look at the massive fenders and a little more detail of the front end.

Fortunately, we are on the final countdown to the official unveiling of this Enzo successor. We can’t wait to see the car and find out exactly what Ferrari plans to name its new machine. Check out the gallery below to see the two new images.

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Ferrari F70 Facebook update

Ferrari F70 Facebook update

Put on Facebook another update for the F70

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Ferrari Teases the F70; Confirms Geneva Debut

Ferrari is finally starting to talk about the company’s "new limited edition special series car." A teaser image revealed today shows pretty much nothing, but it confirms the car will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013.

Ferrari revealed no other details on the car, not even the fact that it is talking about a new-generation Enzo, but everyone knows by now what theItalian company has prepared for Geneva.

Known as the new Enzo, F70 or F150, the new limited-edition supercar will be powered by a V-12 normally aspirated direct-injection gasoline engine combined with an electric motor for a total output of more than 900 horsepower. Rumors suggest the model will be priced at about $1.6 million.

The teaser image comes with the promise that starting today, "enthusiasts can find intriguing hints at what lies in store from Ferrari at Geneva, by keeping a daily eye on the Maranello marque’s website and official Facebook pages."

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Ferrari F70 Partially Revealed in a Leaked Magazine Image

Ferrari F70 Partially Revealed in a Leaked Magazine Image

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.

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The Ferrari F70 is Rumored to Cost More Than $1.6 Million

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.

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Ferrari Takes to Instagram to Tease the Ferrari F70

Ferrari Takes to Instagram to Tease the Ferrari F70

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.

At least they’re not shy about it.

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Video: Ferrari F70 Supercar Sounds Amazing

Video: Ferrari F70 Supercar Sounds Amazing

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.

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Spy Shots: Ferrari F150 Testing on Public Roads

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.

We’ll keep you updated!

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Finally! Ferrari Releases First Official Teaser Of The F70

Try as it did to keep all images and teasers of the Ferrari F70 under wraps, Ferrari shouldn’t have been surprised to see that a teaser leaked on the Internet a few weeks ago without its permission.

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.

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2014 Ferrari GTE Virtual Concept by Angelo Granata

2014 Ferrari GTE Virtual Concept by Angelo Granata

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.

Images used with permission from Angelo Granata

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Possible F70 Teaser Leaked in China

Possible F70 Teaser Leaked in China

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.

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Next Ferrari F70 Will Feature Advanced Carbon Composites

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.”

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New Images of the Future Ferrari F70

New Images of the Future Ferrari F70

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).

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

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 Autoblog.com, 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.

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Take a look under the hood of the next Ferrari F70

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!

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Ferrari Releases the F70's Rough Debut Details Along With a Rendering

Ferrari Releases the F70’s Rough Debut Details Along With a Rendering

We received an email today from some random Ferrari dealer saying that we had been chosen as a potential buyer for the upcoming F70. Attached to this email was an image. We had never seen it before so we all got excited that maybe Ferrari mistakenly emailed out the official images ahead of time… Until Google kicked us down 13 notches by showing us that it was a little-known rendition by Constantin-Gabriel Radu.

After kicking the ground a few times like a 10-year old scolded by his mommy, we then realized that said email did contain a few bits of information that we need to pass on. First and foremost, we have been anticipating a 2013 release of the F70, but apparently, it is much closer to being done than the test mules running around town are showing us, as the email says that the F70 will be released “in a few weeks.”

The second bit of information is even more impressive, as the email lets us know that the F70 will exceed the 1,000-horsepower mark with its 900-plus-horsepower V-12 and a 120-horsepower KERS system. We had been under the impression that the F70 would have at least 20 fewer ponies.

The third and final bit of info is the fact that the Ferrari F70 will sit atop the supercar world as the fastest serial-numbered street car in the world. That means it will trump the mighty Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 258 mph record.

Though the leaked images would beat this information by a long shot, this is still extremely cool to hear. Stay tuned for more information.

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Video: Ferrari F70 captured prowling in its natural habitat

Video: Ferrari F70 captured prowling in its natural habitat

When an exotic animal somehow ends up on the streets, people run away from it. But when that exotic is a car in the form of the Ferrari F70, you can’t get your eyes off of it.

The official successor to the iconic Ferrari Enzo was recently spotted prowling the public roads in camouflage guise. Something about this car just renders people speechless. This two-minute-and-something video shows the F70 undergoing a series of test runs and while nothing has been finalized by Ferrari regarding the super-duper car, we’re no less excited to see the car grow from being just a rumor a few years ago to seeing something tangible getting a road shake-down.

The most recent rumors of the F70 has it being powered by a bi-turbo engine with the HY-KERS system and a four-wheel drive system, one that could produce an estimated 1,000 horsepower!

In terms of design, CarAndDriver recently reported that the F70 will be designed based on a "three arc" philosophy that involves the front arc being the tightest in diameter; the middle one being the largest; and the rear arc being larger than that in the front and extending rearward until it ends abruptly.

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New Ferrari F70 spy shots hit the web

New Ferrari F70 spy shots hit the web

Amidst reports that the Ferrari F70 will deliver upwards of 1000 horsepower, a mule was recently spotted doing the rounds near the company’s Maranello factory. It was sporting minimal camouflage and the following two spy shots give us an indication of what the production car could look like.

Despite it being obvious that this particular test mule has loads of fake body panels on to try and deceive spy photographers, one clear detail which seems to have been retained from the Enzo are its upward-swinging doors based on the position of the door handles and the panel gaps from the door which stretch over half of the roof on either side.

Add to that the low hunkered-down look of this test car and it seems obvious that the new F70 will have similar proportions to the original Enzo albeit with vastly different body work in order to bring the retro looks of the Enzo into the modern world.

The images were first posted onto FerrariChat, and one forum member went on to speculate that an F70 with no camo will be previewed at a few very select events in the coming months, although we’ll have to take that information with a pinch of salt.

In saying that however, it wouldn’t surprise us if Ferrari did do so in order to drum up some customers for the F70 ahead of its rumored public release at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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Surprise! Ferrari F70 will deliver 1000 HP to all four wheels

Ferrari Enzo

Until recently, the details we had on the Ferrari F70 were that it would come with a 7.3-liter V12 engine combined with the company’s HY-KERS system for a total of 920 HP. Now, new details suggest that the Enzo successor will in fact be even more powerful, boasting a biturbo engine, most likely a V12, combined with the HY-KERS system and a four-wheel drive system for a mouthwatering 1000 HP. It just keeps getting better and better!

This information was provided by a client who has already ordered the F70, making it extremely plausible. In a previous statement, Ferrari CEO Montezemolo said: "We want to surprise people not just in terms of price but also with the car itself." A full 1000 HP when we only expected 920 HP is surely a huge and welcoming surprise!

The future F70’s V12 engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a high-power traction motor that 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 new Ferrari F70 will be making its world debut in March 2013, at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Next Ferrari Enzo will be powered by the same V12 engine as the F12

Next Ferrari Enzo will be powered by the same V12 engine as the F12

There have been all kinds of rumors about what kind of beast will power the upcoming Ferrari Enzo, starting with the first rumor of a turbocharged V8 engine and going up to a hybrid V12 engine. Now, MotorTrend is stating the engine will be the same 6.3-liter V12 found in the F12 Berlinetta. Sorry, F12 Berlinetta, but your reign won’t last long, because the future Enzo will end up being the most powerful Ferrari available with an incredible 920 HP.

This would mean that previous rumors stating the shared 6.3L V12 engine were correct, but output was miscalculated. The next Enzo - or F70 as it is codenamed - will get a tuned engine delivering 800 HP - and not 740 HP as in the F12. When combined with the 120 HP electric motor, the new Enzo will deliver a total of 920 HP. With a total weight of around 2550 lbs, the new Enzo will easily beat the Veyron’s 0 to 62mph sprint time of 2.46 seconds.

Expect to see the new Ferrari Enzo launched in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show. When it goes on sale, it will start off at about $700,000.

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Ferrari F70 to debut next year as the most powerful Ferrari in history

Ferrari F70 to debut next year as the most powerful Ferrari in history

Here’s the good news: When Ferrari promoted the new F12berlinetta as the most powerful Ferrari in history, they probably did so with a sly smile on their faces knowing that they’re producing another supercar that will put even the F12berlinetta in its place.

The highly-anticipated successor to the Ferrari Enzo, codenamed the ’F70’, is poised to carry a 7.3-liter V12 engine that will develop in excess of 800 horsepower, and one that will receive close to 120 horsepower courtesy of a hybrid system. Do your math and that’s around 60 ponies more than what the F12berlinetta is capable of.

Now for the bad news: For those expecting the Italian automaker to introduce the F70 this year - and really, all indications led to that happening - you’re going to have to wait a little while longer because according to Auto News Europe, Ferrari will hold off on the debut of the supercar until either the 2013 NAIAs or the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The automaker still has plans to debut the car this year, but that will only be limited to a private unveiling with only a handful of VIP guests in attendance. Expect to be surprised when it comes to pricing because Montezemolo said: "We want to surprise people not just in terms of price but also with the car itself."

So there you have it, folks. The hype surrounding the F70 just got more interesting with the only caveat being that we’re going to have to wait a little longer to see the F70 in the flesh.

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Forbes releases Top 10 list of "Most Expensive Cars in the World"

Forbes releases Top 10 list of "Most Expensive Cars in the World"

Before anyone begins to even dream about owning any of these cars, we feel we have to give fair warning that purchasing any one of them will probably cost a few arms and legs. Of course, for anyone whose bank account has never felt the dryness that most of ours have, then listen up.

Forbes - yeah, we all know them - has released a Top 10 list of the World’s Most Expensive Cars. Think forking over $100,000 on a car is already a financial burden? Well, think again. Not only are these cars fast and powerful, but they command a pretty steep price tag, which is only affordable to those people that have as much money as we have lottery tickets.

Something of note for this list is that there are two cars that have yet to be unveiled, let alone given a price tag. Their respective prices are then assumptions by Forbes and may change the list once the actual prices have been revealed.

Another thing that we noticed is the conspicuous absence of the Aston Martin One-77, which, at $1.77 million, is easily one of the most expensive cars in the world. Forbes normally covers a lot of holes on their list, but they clearly made one oversight there.

Check out Forbes’ list after the jump.

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Future Ferrari Enzo rendered

Future Ferrari Enzo rendered

It’s no secret that Ferrari is already preparing a successor for the legendary super sports Enzo. In fact, they’ve been preparing this supercar for quite some time now and, although we can pretend we are tired of waiting, the truth of the matter is we would wait as long as we need to in order to take a peek at the awesomeness that is this vehicle. Fortunately, other car fanatics are looking forward to this car as much as we are and will attempt to render the model with their incredible artistic and/or computer graphic talents.

The next Enzo will benefit from the intense use of carbon fiber, making the supercar weigh around 1200 lbs. Under the hood there will be a newly developed V8 bi-turbo engine with around 700 HP mated to a double-clutch transmission with seven speeds that provides ultra-fast gear changes. It is expected to see a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of 223 mph.

The new Enzo will make its world debut in the spring of 2012 and will be limited to only 399 units. Price is expected to be in the 800,000 euro area (around $1million at the current exchange rates).

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Ferrari has limited use for carbon fiber; Plus details on the next Ferrari Enzo

Ferrari has limited use for carbon fiber; Plus details on the next Ferrari Enzo

In a recent interview, Amedeo Felisa offered new details on the next Ferrari Enzo, known as the F70. According to Felisa, the new Enzo will be launched in 2012 and will be powered by a a direct-injection twin-turbo V8 engine.

He also said that Ferrari will only use carbon fiber for very special models and not for its entire line-up: "We will only use carbonfibre on very special cars which have a very low rate of production and which are not for everyday use, such as the new Enzo." This statement reflects a different opinion than we are used to seeing considering McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW are using, or plan to use, carbon fiber in their vehicles. Obviously, Ferrari isn’t one to just go with the pack on anything. Just a couple of days ago, we brought forth news that Ferrari does not intend on breaking tradition and moving towards a four-door vehicle, so it shouldn’t surprise us that this situation isn’t any different. Ferrari has a very successful mind of their own.

"The fact is that nobody today has a real understanding of what happens if you damage a carbonfibre structure," says Felisa. "After 20 or 30 years of use, who knows what state a carbonfibre structure will be in? Only the airplane industry has a long-term understanding of using carbonfibre, and there the usage is very different. Unless you have a really big accident, it is possible to repair a Ferrari today, and we don’t want to lose that."

So, should Ferrari go with the pack and use carbon fiber or do they bring up a valid concern for its usage? Hit us up with your thoughts.

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Will the future Ferrari F70 look like this?

Will the future Ferrari F70 look like this?

Rumors about a successor for the Ferrari Enzo started a long time ago and while we’ll have to wait to get the chance to see the real car, we all can make use of this time by speculating. This timeRoad and Track comes with a new rendering of the future supercar, believed to be called the Ferrari F70.

The magazine believes that the F70 will combine elements from the FXX Mille-Chili lightweight concept, the 599XX track car, and the 458 Italia. The F70 will be a very light car with a total weight of about 2200 lbs. It will be powered by a supercharged V8 producing a maximum output of 700 HP. It will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds, while top speed will go up to more than 230 mph. Considering the new 599 GTO has just become the fastest road-legal Ferrari ever built (with a lapping time on the Fiorano test track of 1 minute and 24 seconds), we expect the next F70 to offer us that much more. The F710 will also utilize the latest technologies in its direct-injected engine to succeed in better fuel ecomony and low emissions.

The Ferrari F70 will go on sale in 2012 and is rumored to be priced at around $1 million.

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2012 Ferrari F70 rendered

2012 Ferrari F70 rendered

After last week’s announcement that the Italian automaker Ferrari is planning on topping off their lineup of exotic dream machines with an all new super car to head up the high performance lineup and celebrate nearly 70 years of success with a car that is currently codenamed the F70. The new super car will serve as a successor to the Enzo and there are also rumors flying around that it will also be offered as a hybrid.

Like the lightweight Mille Chili concept, Ferrari will focus on reducing the next generation halo car’s mass in an attempt to increase speed and handling without necessarily having to force more air and fuel into the F70’s combustion chambers. The way it looks now, the F70 will be based around a compact footprint and weigh in at no more than 1,000 kilograms. Meanwhile under the rear deck lid there is rumored to sit a supercharged V8 making a maximum output of 700 HP when it is unveiled in 2012. Like Enzo Ferrari always said, build one less then you think you can sell, so the very special F70 will be limited to only 399 units.

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Ferrari Enzo successor will get a 700 HP turbocharged V8

Ferrari Enzo successor will get a 700 HP turbocharged V8

Up until now we have only been speculating about what will power the Ferrari Enzo’s successor, but now we know for sure because according to source at Cars UK, Ferrari had to chose between another V12 or a boosted V8 developing somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 HP for the future F70.

It seems that their source is a well connected Ferrarista that was looking to buy the new super car and of course he had a few questions. The first one being "What engine does it have?". The answer that followed was simply put, "V8". With the follow up question being, "What about turbo lag?". The reply he received from the cool and collected Ferrari customer service representative was, "Turbo lag is no longer an issue".

Ferrari has set their sights a little higher with the Enzo’s successor because the upcoming F70 will compete head to head with other high end super cars like the Lamborghini Reventón and Bugatti Veyron. Following Ferrari’s mantra of building one less model then they think they can sell, there will only be 399 F70s produced and will retail somewhere in the $1 Million range.

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Ferrari F70 coming in 2012

Ferrari F70 coming in 2012

As you may already know, the exotic Italian automaker Ferrari is busy preparing a successor for their last anniversary celebrating halo super car, the Enzo. It only makes sense that the future car will be called the F70 in honor of a 70th anniversary and is promised to be unveiled sometime in 2012. The upcoming F70 would compete head to head with other high end limited edition super cars like the Lamborghini Reventón and Bugatti Veyron. There will only be 399 F70s produced and prices will range in the $1 Million region.

With efficiency high on their list of priorities, Ferrari wants to keep the future F70’s weight to a minimum (1000 kilograms), just like the Millechilli. Now this would be a substantial undertaking for any ordinary automaker, but Ferrari is ready to apply every weight saving technique in their arsenal. While the Enzo was powered by a high revving V12 that made 650 HP, the F70 will use a new direct injection twin turbo V8, quite similar to the legendary F40, with output in the area of 660 HP. This should be enough for the future super car to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in under three seconds and the F70’s top speed will go up to 230 MPH.

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Ferrari FX70 spy shot

Ferrari FX70 spy shot

Here’s a new look at the Enzo’s successor. Although it looks like an F430, rumors are that under the skin lives the next top supercar from the prancing horse. This isn’t the first time the car has been caught in disguise, but it is a good excuse to show a beautiful Ferrari.

From the leaked document we saw back in September, we know the car will be powered by an aluminum V8 engine. The future F70 or FX70’s powerplant will produce up to 794 hp and 570 ft.lbs of torque. 0 to 60 mph sprint should happen 2.7 seconds, and top speed will go up to 242 mph.

Design for the new supercar should be taken from the Millechili concept, and pricing could possibly be between $1.7 and $2 million.

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Confidential document reveals details on the Ferrari FX70

Confidential document reveals details on the Ferrari FX70

First a leaked document revealed important details on the future Veyron GT. Now, Ferrari has fallen into the trap: a confidential document revealed details ont he future FX70, Enzo’s successor.

The engine will be an aluminum V8, mounted longitudinal position, with double-compressor and approved for stringent Euro V emission standards. The body is made out of carbon fiber and a monocoque chassis. A seven speed double clutch gearbox will be used with reported changing time of only 50 milliseconds.

The perspective numbers are exactly what you’d expect from a top Ferrari: 794 hp and 570 ft.lbs of torque. 0 to 60 mph sprint takes only 2.7 seconds, and a top speed of 242 mph. Weight: only 1.300 kilos. Price: 1,200,000 / 1,400,000 euros (between $1.7 and $2 million at current exchange rates.)

These kind of figures put this Ferrari in some exclusive company, but the numbers aren’t better than the Veryon. Will this hurt sales, or will the company be able to sell the car on the prancing horse alone?

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Ferrari Enzo Successor spy shot

Ferrari Enzo Successor spy shot

Here is the first spy shot of the Ferrari’s successor to the Enzo. It doesn’t seem like there is too much to see because the car is wearing the body of the F430 Scuderia.

The car is known internally as the FX70 and is set to be unveiled in either 2011 or 2012 with a price tag of at least $500,000. Production will be limited to around 300 vehicles.

Under the hood Ferrari might place either a V12 engine or a Twin-turbo V8. No matter the engine, output will be around 750 hp. This power should help make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 3 seconds and hit a top speed of 235 mph.

Read our preview of the Enzo’s successor in here.

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2009 Ferrari F70 Anticipated; At least that's what history has shown

2009 Ferrari F70 Anticipated; At least that’s what history has shown

In 1995 Ferrari launched the F50. Seven years after that it was replaced by the Enzo. And now, according to a rule that Ferrari always follow they will launch the F70, seven years after the launch of the Enzo. Also there are no big competitions for the F70 yet, but after Ferrari will launch this supercar on the market for sure many auto-makers will try to build competitors for it.

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