Something new is cooking up at Maranello and it is being hailed “as the ultimate, most advanced road car Ferrari has ever made.” Internally known as the Ferrari F70, the model is aimed directly at leaving the Lamborghini Reventon and the Bugatti Veyron in the dust.
Sources say that the F70 will be quicker, smaller, lighter and more fuel-efficient than the Ferrari Enzo. Power is suggested to come from a twin-turbo V8 with design influenced by the FXX. The main idea behind the new F70 is derived from the Millechilli concept, although Ferrari will use a little more fiber glass to increase performance while shedding weight. A electric setup will also be a part of the vehicle but not to increase fuel-economy. Instead, the electric-motor will beef up the turbos to operating speeds faster than a normal setup, resulting in the elimination of turbo lag.
Power output is expected to be around 660-hp, allowing for a sub 3 second 0-60 mph time and a top speed above 230 mph.
The Ferrari F70 will most likely see a limited production run of 399 units with sales to start around 2012.
Insiders say that a V6 twin-turbo is also under consideration for the 458 Italia and the California.
– By: Kap Shah