New details have emerged about Ferrari's Enzo successor which is due for a public debut next spring.
The F70, codenamed internally F150, is likely to make more intensive use of carbon fiber in its construction compared to the McLaren P1. It will be a follow-up to the 2005 FFX but based on the 2007 Millechili technical concept, a research program launched by Ferrari.
The central carbon fiber monocoque will weigh only 70 kg (20 percent lighter than the Enzo's) and will be powered by a V12 6.3-liter engine that will produce more than 750 hp (559 kW). It's an evolution of the 731 hp (545 kW) version in the F12 Berlinetta. It will also get an electric motor that will provide an additional 100 hp (74 kW) and up to 200 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque.
It won't be able to run exclusively on electric power, but the F70's Hy-KERS hybrid system will lower the 0-125 mph (0-201 km/h) sprint time by 10 percent, according to CEO Amedeo Felisa. This electric motor will also lower CO2 emissions by up to 40 percent in comparison to the version of the car without it.
Expect to see roof-hinged doors and a seat molded as a bespoke unit for each customer. Autocar reports that most of the controls will be located on the steering wheel as a weight-saving measure to shave off 90 kg (198 pounds).
The centrally-mounted V12 engine will sit ahead of the rear axle and will be connected to an all-new dual-clutch gearbox and differential. The batteries will be positioned behind the driver who will sit upright, with his feet raised a little bit, just like in a racecar.