If you thought the original Enzo was a one off car, you'd be wrong. Because there's a new one on the way. The F70 has been confirmed to be put into production and it could be released as early as next year. The ultra-light carbon fibre supercar was first previewed as the 2007 Millechili concept which weighed only a ton!
The original Enzo was built as a tribute to Ferrari's founder, and it was meant to showcase how Ferrari's F1 technology could be used on the road. And boy does the current Enzo show how the limits of a road car can be pushed using Formula 1 gadgetry. I've always felt that the Enzo wasn't entirely a good looking car, just like how F1 cars these days look more like carbon-fibre tubes with wheels. It was built with no compromise and design was influenced mostly by the way the car faired in the wind tunnel. Ferrari had built the 'Ultimate' supercar in their already stellar stable. But with the new F70, things are about to get even better.
The new Enzo will use a 562bhp, mid-mounted V8 which is derived from the 458 Italia, with a chance that twin turbochargers will be thrown in to add more punch. More F1 inspired aerodynamic designs and weight shedding will be put into the F70 as well and surprisingly, Roberto Fedeli, Ferrari’s technical director mentioned that this is meant to be a more 'practical' car. But with its extremely lightweight body, this car is going to reach a max speed of 321km/h and sprint to a 100 in 3 seconds flat. Ferrari is also committed to reduce their carbon footprints so the new car will be more efficient, even more efficient than the 458.
Talking about being more environmentally friendly, a hybrid version is set to be put into production as well but Ferrari admit that there are still a few creases to iron out before that can be confirmed. Using their Kinetic Energy Recovery system (KERS) which was showcased in the 599 HY-KERS at the Geneva Motor Show, Fedeli said that the biggest headaches that they face is the reduction of weight. But once that's done, we may very well see one more hybrid Ferrari on the planet..
And need I say anymore.. It looks spectacular.