Ferrari F70 hypercar teased

Ferrari has released teaser images of its Enzo successor, the F70. Developed with Formula One technology, the hypercar will feature a reworked version of the F12 Berlinetta V12 engine mated to a KERS...

 

Ferrari F70 teaser

 

 

The iconic Prancing Horse is developing a new age hypercar to succeed the Ferrari Enzo. Ferrari has now revealed teaser images that show it sporting an F1 inspired nose, swept back headlights like those of the FF and the F12 Berlinetta, bonnet sculpted for aerodynamics and aesthetics, and double bubble roof to accommodate occupants’ helmets as the car will undoubtedly feature on race tracks for the Italian marque. 

 

At the back, the engine bay sits lower than the sides of the car that end with the company’s signature round taillights. There is a string of LED brake lights running across the centre of the hypercar between the taillights. It appears that the car will have a single exhaust pipe at the lower centre that has been modelled to look like the stop light of an F1 car.

 

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show Ferrari showcased the naked chassis that uses three different types of carbon fibre, including one combined with kevlar to build the undertray to prevent damage from debris. 

 

Initially codenamed the F150, it is likely to be named ‘F70’ when it goes on sale as Ford has a pick-up truck called the F-150. Ferrari has been developing the F70 hypercar with Formula One knowhow. Being Ferrari’s flagship car, the F70 will have to outgun every supercar and hypercar on the planet. 

 

To make sure the F70 is up to the job, Ferrari has armed it with a revised version of its 6.3-litre V12 engine from the F12 Berlinetta wherein it develops 750PS of power. However output is expected to go up to as much as 850PS in the F70. The engine is mated to a dual clutch gearbox and also featured is an F1 derived KERS system for additional power boost.  

 

by Abhishek Chaliha Posted on 17 Dec 2012
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