Ferrari Enzo Replacement Rumors Rise Again: 920 HP On Tap?

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We've been tracing the development of Maranello's next hypercar for years now, with spy shots of the car--in prototype development mule form--dating back to 2008. We've also known for a while now that the next Enzo would sport hybrid drive, likely an offshoot of the HY-KERS technology shown on the 599 at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Now the rumors rise to a crescendo with as much as 920 horsepower on tap.

Of course, the majority of that power will come from the V-12 engine. According to Automobile, it will be an 800-horsepower, 7.3-liter unit. Mated to a 120-horsepower hybrid/KERS system (a la HY-KERS), it could total up to 920 horsepower. Of course, hybrid power math is never that simple--the total figure is usually something smaller than the simple sum of the two parts.

Still, a super high-tech Ferrari with something well north of 800 horsepower at the crank is something we can get behind, or, ideally, into. Unfortunately, the time frame for the Enzo's replacement remains uncertain, though at this point, it has to be nearer than farther. A debut sometime in 2014 could be possible.

Aside from the huge power output, the Enzo's replacement is expected to weigh in around 2,500 pounds, use a mid-engine layout, with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, wearing F70 badging. We'll keep you posted on further details as they develop.
 
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