The successor to the Ferrari Enzo, previously known as the F70 and codenamed internally as F150, will pack more than 800 hp and weigh as little as 2,425 lbs.
The Italian exotic automaker is aiming to build as true of a competition car as any road-legal vehicle can be, with a generous use of carbon fiber and active aerodynamics. The goal, simply put, is to bring as close of a Formula One driving experience as one can have on the road.
Built around a compact, central carbon fiber monocoque, the F150 will be powered by a V12 engine backed by an electric motor and lithium-ion battery packs. The powerplant is based on the 6.3-liter found in the F12 with 731 hp, but will sport at least 750 hp while the electric motor will be good for at least 100 hp and as much as 200 lb-ft of torque.
In addition, the supercar will feature the Hy-KERS hybrid system, aiding the F150 in acceleration while the CO2 emissions will expected to be 40-percent lower than if it was a V12 engine on its own. Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa noted that the electric motor is an important piece to a new torque-vectoring system.
To give the driver a Formula One driving experience, the seat will be in a fixed position, molded as a bespoke unit for the buyer. The driver will set upright with his feet raised up while the vehicle’s pedal box and steering wheel are adjustable. Most of the controls are believed to be mounted on the steering wheel, similar to what would be found in a race car.
The V12 on the other hand, will feature a new dual-clutch gearbox while the differential design will allow the transmission to be mounted low so that the heavy crankshaft is located below the center of the rear wheels.
[Source: Autocar UK]