New images have been revealed for the new Ferrari F70 which is set to leave rivals, the Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Reventon, biting the dust. I don't feel like it looks more radical or special than the Reventon, neither does it have the presence or power of the Veyron, but this Stallion is going to be seriously quick.
Its more serious and more focused than the Enzo, smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient. There are even rumours that a twin-turbo V8 is going to be at the heart of this Ferrari, which will be the first use of turbos since the Ferrari F40. The use of turbos may be due to Ferrari's efforts to become Greener, they have kick-started efforts to reduce CO2, having slashed output by 10 per cent in 2009. It promises further cuts from its current 387g/km average by 2012. But don't think for one moment that Green = slower. Ferrari are thinking of using hybrid chargers which utilize a small electric motor to spool up the turbos to prevent turbo lag. If their idea works, the F70 will have virtually no turbo lag at all, and that car will become legendary. The F70's output is likely to be 660bhp, but with a lightened load, that should bring this car's performance to another level. Expect a three-second 0-60mph time and top speed in excess of 370km/h.
Just like the Enzo, not everyone can buy one of these, you need to be specially invited by Ferrari to buy one. So hopefully, Mr Tommy Goh gets an invitation and we will be able to see the F70 on Singapore roads one day.. maybe in 2012.
We'll look out for it.