Ferrari Enzo test mule spy shotsEnlarge Photo
In di Montezemolo's words, "At the end of the year, we'll also be unveiling the new Enzo, a limited series model and our first ever hybrid car."
With rumors of up to 920 horsepower from the V-12 engine and electric hybrid assist system, the next-generation Enzo is going to be the only car to have a shot at the Porsche 918 Spyder's level of performance--and it may well exceed it. It's certainly every bit as advanced, if not even more so.
The V-12 engine itself is no small contribution to the whole HY-KERS system, but with two electric motors--one mounted to the gearbox driving the rear wheels, the other used for auxiliary power systems, like steering and climate control--batteries, and all of the electronics that control them, the big internal combustion engine won't hold the spotlight until the key is turned.
Ferrari HY-KERS in mid-rear engine configurationEnlarge Photo
Ferrari says the new Enzo hybrid with HY-KERS will cut emissions by about 40 percent compared to a non-hybrid solution. Who can argue with 40 percent less junk spewed out of the tailpipe and 920 horsepower? Not us.