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Ferrari F70 Enzo Replacement Coming In 2012

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It’s now been almost six years since the Enzo supercar first entered production, during which time Ferrari has released a number of new models and technologies. More recently we’ve seen the introduction of the California GT and 458 Italia, along with the automaker’s first dual-clutch transmission, as well as the peculiar FXX Millechili concept, but coming up on the horizon is the model we’ve all been waiting for--the successor to the Enzo.

The Enzo successor is reportedly being called the F70 within Ferrari and is being tested with two very different powertrains. One option is a smaller twin-turbo V-8 engine said to be outputting around 700 horsepower and the other is a twin-turbo V-12 unit with an additional 50 to 100 horsepower.

While Ferrari would like to keep a V-12 engine for its new flagship model, tough emissions standards planned for Europe may end up causing engineers to add the smaller twin-turbo V-8 to the car, essentially making it the true successor to the original F40, which was powered by a similar engine set-up.

Furthermore, the F70 will not only be faster and more agile than the Enzo that it replaces, but it will also be smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient as well.

With a wheelbase of 104.3 inches and a raft of active aerodynamics on-board, the new car is expected to look very different to any other Ferrari, and its total weight will only tip the scales at around 2,200 pounds.

Production is expected to start in 2012 and just like the Enzo only 399 examples are expected to be made.

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Comments (16)
  1. I heard it will have twin 700hp electric motors that only weigh 50kg each and will charge fully in 30 min from a standard outlet.
     
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  2. I've heard that it has an anti-gravity module attached to the undertray, so that you can beat the traffic jams and fly to work.
     
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  3. I heard it will be first sold on Mars and then Earth! - Adrian West- I loved your parody of the first comment.
     
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  4. It promises to be a stunning car. Ferrari promised a while ago, when the Bugatti Veyron was launched, that their new supercar will be faster, better and more economical than the Veyron. And they would use a smaller engine with less horsepower than the marineship-engine of the Veyron to do that. Although that sounds quite impossible, it's likely that the guys from Maranello are up to the job. Really looking forward to the new king of speed.
    Forza Ferrari!!!
     
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  5. I heard it will produce over 4 gravities on the bends! and it won't start on rainy days.
     
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  6. The most progressive Ferrari ever built for this millennium.
     
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  7. Some say that the new F70 will only start underwater, some say you need to breath into a breathalyzer to insure you are intoxicated before driving, all we know is... the F70 is going to be epic.
     
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  8. i want a real competitor to the veyron... not a faster car... but a faster car as well as a butt load of luxury. i dont know if the f70 is the right car for the job ( it should stay a race car for the roads) but i think ferrari are up to it =]
     
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  9. I want a car that'll float on Texas ponds and lakes
     
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  10. some say that if the F70 did a figure 8 on Charlemagne's grave in the presence of christopher walken on the night of a lunar eclipse, ten-thousand skeleton ghost horsemen would rise up to claim the earth in the name of Beelzebub.you've all been warned...
     
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  11. I believe that some people have been watching Top Gear too much....
     
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  12. i mean, the first one is brilliant. but the following idiots trying to be funny are absolutely pointless and dimwitted.
     
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  13. Well, this has definatley been an interesting read. Cheers guys... It's been emotional =)
     
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  14. Have Novitec-Rosso plotted a coup d'etat and secretly taken control of Ferrari?
     
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  15. i want a car that goes at least 200 mph
     
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  16. i mean 2000, sorry
     
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