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Ferrari Enzo Replacement To Get Mid-Engine V-12, Carbon Fiber Chassis: Report

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The constant low rumble about the coming Ferrari Enzo replacement over the past few years is beginning to rise into a roar as it draws nearer to production. The latest info ditches the twin-turbo V-8 idea and talks about a carbon fiber chassis.

The carbon fiber chassis is no surprise: that's where all of the stratospheric supercars are going these days, along with a few of the more "ordinary" sort. But the mid-mounted V-12 engine, as reported by Inside Line citing Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa, soundly crushes ideas of a twin-turbo V-8 or other power sources. The V-12 may yet be twin-turbocharged, however, and power is expected to tip in around 750 to 800 hp.

Of course, we don't get to know much more than that, except that Ferrari says it is currently testing prototypes. Hybrid technology, as previously reported, is still on the table.

We still don't know how long it will be until we see the Enzo's replacement, either, but our best guess puts it around 2014 at the earliest.
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  1. fingers crossed it is better lookign than the Enzo.
    the much maligned F50 was a far better looking car imho
     
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  2. I have to disagree. To me, the beauty of the Enzo is its form over function. Kind of what makes the Nissan GT-R such a mean beast even though it, nor the Enzo, are hardly what you would call pretty cars.

    You see one of these cars and you know it means business. That is the beauty of the Enzo. Oh, and the F1 influences at a time when Ferrari was dominating the sport was also an awesome design feature - at least to me - when I first saw the car.
     
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  3. hopefully it doesn't disappoint if those numbers are right it will be one hell of a car.and knowing Ferrari the handling should be great.just make sure it wont have any thing to do with the FF in terms of design.
     
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  4. DT - having been driven around the Monaco F1 track in an Enzo and an F50 i can tell you the F50 just felt sexier....the Enzo was form and teutonic more than soulful
    and when parked side by side the F50 was a far more beautiful car that brought images of the classic Ferrari style and not a wedge like the Enzo is. This is all IMHO
     
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