Ferrari 'F150' confirmed with updated V12 6.3-liter, more details released

Ferrari F150 front teaser
Ferrari F150 front teaser

As tall as the 458 Italia

Ferrari has delivered an early Christmas by shedding more light on the highly anticipated Enzo successor.

It is a certainty now that power will come from an evolution of the V12 6.3-liter 740 HP (544 kW) in the F12 Berlinetta along with an improved version of the HY-KERS electric hybrid system that debuted at Geneva Motor Show in 2010. The latter will be "a performance enhancer" and a way to cut down emissions. Ferrari estimates that 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) will take ten percent less time with this system and will help lower CO2 emissions by 40 percent.

The HY-KERS system will also enhance the torque vectoring system, traction control and brake force distribution since it will be integrated within the chassis electronics. The F150's electric motor/ancillaries/battery unit will have a power-to-weight ratio of 1:1.

The Enzo successor will feature a carbon fiber monocoque made of four different types of the lightweight material which will be hand-laminated and will help increase torsional rigidity by 27 percent and beam stiffness by 22 percent.

Ferrari will install the fuel tank and batteries behind the driver in order to reduce center of gravity. The F150 will have the same height (1213mm / 47.8 inches) and wheelbase (2650mm / 104.3 inches) as the 458 Italia even though it will feature a huge V12 HY-KERS engine connected to a dual-clutch gearbox.

The interior cabin will be built around the driver and will get a fixed seat which will be made according to the customer's dimensions, while the steering wheel and pedal box will be adjustable. The racing feeling is guaranteed by a low center of gravity and also due to the backrest inclination and the fact that occupant's feet are at the same level as the driving position.

Known internally as the "F150", when it will come out the supercar will most likely get a different name since Ford won't be too happy with this moniker as the Blue Oval sued Ferrari last year over their 2011 Formula One car name.

We won't see it in Detroit next month so hopefully Ferrari will unveil the car at Geneva in March.

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Source: Ferrari

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ash_UK ash_UK
I may be the only one (& yes I know its a mule) but I really love this 'duck face' looking Ferrari. There is something very old-skool LeMans racer about it. Here look at this 1970's Ferrari 512-S, do you see what I see? http://lemans.slotracing.free.fr/le-mans-1970/ferrari-512S-6-fly.htm Cannot wait for this car! Hope the front isn't as curvy as it seems in the teaser image.
Dec 24th, 2012 7:24pm
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
I would like it to be lower than the 458. Because side by side with the Aventador, the 458 looks some what humbled in its presence.
Dec 21st, 2012 6:22pm
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OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
I wont buy this Ferrari unless it fitted with Electric door windows.
Dec 21st, 2012 5:28pm
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Ceramic Rabbit Ceramic Rabbit
Because who can be troubled to then a crank
Dec 21st, 2012 6:16pm
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NenadMitrovic NenadMitrovic
Me too, i'm not gonna buy this Ferrari, unless they give him small price tag that i can afford.
Dec 22nd, 2012 4:07pm
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RobERob RobERob
Seriously? Electric door windows? Talk about completely missing the point. What's next, demanding airconditioning, cruise control? Then you clearly don't understand, let alone deserve, this.
Dec 26th, 2012 6:58am
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OsamaS.Husain OsamaS.Husain
Its a joke come on.. i know Ferrari don't want any distraction like these electric minor details....
Jan 4th, 2013 1:13pm
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e36mmm e36mmm
'seats made according to customers dimensions'. Now THAT is awesome. This exclusive Ferrari F150 will go up against the upcoming aerodynamic McLaren P1 and my personal favourite, the Porsche 918 Spyder. My money is on the Porsche. Bring on 2013!
Dec 21st, 2012 5:14pm
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EdBacau EdBacau
'seats made according to customers dimensions' - That's what Gumpert does with the Apollo.
Dec 22nd, 2012 11:55am
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RobERob RobERob
Custom tailored seats aren't anything new. Afterall, formula 1 cars are what inspires its creation.
Dec 26th, 2012 6:52am
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