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14.02.2013 - Motorauthority Ferrari Confirms F150 Enzo Replacement For Geneva Motor Show
Ferrari has allegedly confirmed via an Instagram page that its new flagship supercar, the code-named F150, will be revealed to the public for the first time at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on March 5.
The Instagram message described the new car as a “hypercar” that will be able to outmatch all rivals.
It also said Ferrari's Formula One technology will feature prominently on the car, allowing it to corner just as quickly as an F1 racer.
With boasts such as these, we can’t wait until the new Enzo-replacing supercar finally enters its inevitable battle against rivals like the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, Pagani Huayra, a new ‘super’ Veyron from Bugatti and Lamborghini’s fastest model ever.
Despite the propensity for leaks in the Internet age, Ferrari has done an impressive job of keeping details on its F150 a secret. Production of the car will be limited, with the rumor mill suggesting just 499 units for worldwide consumption. For those at home counting, that’s 100 more than the production run for the Enzo.
Pricing will be set at an estimated 1.2 million euros ($1.6 million), a bargain when you consider the exclusivity, technology and performance of the car (this will be the fastest and most powerful road car ever launched by Ferrari), and that sum is likely to be small change for those fortunate enough to be offered a build slot anyway.
From what little Ferrari has told us about its new flagship, we know that it will feature an evolution of the F12 Berlinetta’s 6.3-liter V-12 engine, matched with the automaker’s own HY-KERS hybrid setup to boost output and lower emissions. The system consists of two electric motors, one mounted to the gearbox and sending drive to the rear wheels and the other used to take the load of the engine by powering auxiliary devices.
The beauty of the system is that it also allows for precise torque vectoring, traction control and brake force distribution. Ferrari claims a 10 percent reduction in the 0-124 mph sprint, along with a 40 percent reduction in emissions compared to a non-hybrid solution.
Final output could be as high as 920 horsepower while overall weight could be as low as 2,425 pounds.
That potential curb mass is courtesy of the car’s full carbon fiber monocoque, which is being developed by Ferrari’s F1 technical director Rory Byrne. The end result, says Ferrari, should be a monocoque that displays 27 percent more torsional rigidity and 22 percent more beam stiffness than the Enzo.
While you await the new car’s arrival, hit this link to watch any amazing video of a prototype screaming around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track.
Original story in Motorauthority