Ferrari’s latest luxury toy built exclusively for invited customers is named the F150 according to the brand’s official magazine.
“There are the F1 cars, there are the GT cars, and in the middle we have these cars,” Ferrari’s technical director Roberto Fedeli said. “We want to transfer the technology from racing to production and this is the way to do it. The concept of these cars is to put together all the innovations that we have. Not just one or two components, but everything that might become a component on our GT cars. They’re simply a forecast of the technology you’ll see across the range in the future.”
As expected, the car will be powered by a V12 engine and the brand’s F1-sourced HY-KERS hybrid system. The F150 is expected to be officially unveiled in spring of next year with enough power to beat a Bugatti Veyron to 60 mph. That means the engine, said to make over 800 hp, combined with the HY-KERS system, good for 120 hp, will launch the car from 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds. It’s also said to run from 0-124 mph in about 8.5 seconds.
Despite that performance, Ferrari also says c02 emissions are reduced by 40 percent, presumably from the Enzo it will succeed. What’s more, the hybrid system is powerful enough to leave the car’s power-to-weight ratio unaffected.
Expect the car to be considerably lighter than the Enzo as well. Ferrari is using a monocoque carbon fiber shell, which it had on display in its booth during the Paris Motor Show in September.
Despite not being officially unveiled, the two teaser photos and camouflage-laden spy photos give a good idea of what to expect. The car will be a more trim and fit looking take on the Enzo with a similar body shape. Ferrari will only build 400 units, and each have already sold for about £800,000, or about $1.3 million each.
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