New Ferrari Enzo ‘F150’ details emerge from private event

Brett Davis

Ferrari has revealed some details of the insane new Ferrari Enzo successor to a handful of private clients at a special event in Maranello. Details have now found their way online.

The new Ferrari Enzo, dubbed the ‘F150 Project’, will be powered by a V12 petrol engine matched with a KERS electric system as previously announced.

According to various reports though, the V12 will produce up to 596kW alone, while the KERS system is said to add 112kW. So we’re talking about a combined output of around 708kW – just shy of the 1000hp mark.

Interestingly, the V12 engine will produce its peak power at an ear-bashing 9200rpm, at which point, the engine has been developed to sound like a Formula One car.

To reinforce output performance even further, peak torque, a figure not yet known, will apparently be achieved from as low as 1000rpm thanks to the electric motor system. This will make a huge – positive – impact on acceleration and corner-exit pickup.

In terms of 0-100km/h times, they’re talking around the 3.0 seconds mark, keeping in mind the car is going to be rear-wheel drive. Acceleration from 0-200km/h is tipped to take just 7.0 seconds, with a top speed of 370km/h.

Helping to achieve this astonishing performance will be partly down to a lightweight carbon chassis developed for the F150. It’ll comprise of T800 and T1000 sheets, as well as Kevlar for sections of the underbody. All in all, the new model will weigh around 1280kg.

Industry experts are predicting a Nurburgring lap time of under seven minutes. This could make it the fastest production car to ever lap the circuit.

A full unveiling is expected to take place at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, starting March 5.

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