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Ferrari Enzo successor will be a hybrid?

By FaezClutchless on 21 Apr 2012

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Many consider the Ferrari Enzo to be one of the ultimate supercars. A carbon fibre body, F1 style electro-hydraulic shift transmission, a naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine that churns out 651hp and 657Nm of torque and a stunning design.

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It would be hard for its successor to follow-up on the Enzo’s success and fame. Ferrari has promised that the second generation Enzo will take performance and efficiency to an all new level.

Currently the rumour mill has begun to churn out some surprising and attractive news. The rumoured engine that will be used is a 6.3-litre V12 engine that is rated at around 800hp. Pretty impressive but the power figure does not stop there. The engine will be combined with a KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) driveline that produces an additional 120hp.

With the 800hp from the petrol engine and plus the additional 120hp from the kinetic energy recovery system, that makes a grand total of 920hp from the car. With that amount of power, the car will surely be a range topping supercar.

Previously, many speculated that the car will feature a mid-mounted, direct injection and turbocharged V8 engine and not the Maserati V12 engine that the first generation Enzo breathes on. Now it seems that the V12 will be the engine of choice and maybe the V8 will be available later on.

Keys in addressing the fuel economy issue of the Enzo’s successor will be the significant weight and size reduction. The first generation Enzo’s kerb weight is at around 1350kg and a previous rumour of the successor’s kerb weight is at around just above 1000kg.

However, with the larger V12 engine instead of the V8, the weight will definitely be a little more. Improved aerodynamics, including adjustable front and rear spoilers, will improve fuel consumption and also help the car to stick to the ground at high speeds.

Production for the car will be limited just like the first generation Enzo where it was only available to selected current Ferrari owners. This means, probably, that no more than 400 of the cars will be produced. It is expected that the car will be launched some time in 2013.

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