Saturday, April 28, 2012

San Franciso Motorsports - Ferrari Enzo Successor Spy Shots

Ferrari Enzo Successor Spy Shots
Ferrari's latest HY-KERS system, a mid-engine V-12 hybrid drivetrain, was just revealed in Beijing. Now, we have spy shots of the test mule for the successor to the Ferrari Enzo as it undergoes development--using the new HY-KERS system.

Due to arrive in 2013, the Enzo's replacement will be a dominating supercar, generating up to 920 horsepower but doing so in a light, efficient, hybrid setup. While the HY-KERS system has drawn much of the attention of late, the 120-horsepower (expected) unit pales in comparison to the V-12 gasoline engine.

Displacing 7.3 liters and generating a rumored 800 horsepower, it's set to be a truly ferocious V-12, the only thing more impressive than its acceleration being its sound. And riding in the next-gen Enzo successor, it'll be very quick at accelerating.

The Enzo's replacement is expected to weigh as little as 2,500 pounds-a phenomenally light number with 920 horsepower on tap. The marginally more powerful Bugatti Veyron, for example, weighs about 1,500 pounds more than the 2,500-pound target. Even McLaren's carbon monocoque MP4-12C--rated at "just" 600 horsepower-weighs a portly 500 pounds or so more.

While development is still ongoing, the time is drawing near for us to learn more of the coming Ferrari hypercar-just don't expect to see much more of it until then.

As the images show, Ferrari is very good at disguising its cars, and barring an internal leak, we won't likely have a clear idea of what to expect in terms of design until the official unveiling late this year or early next year.

Source: Motorauthority (Nelson Ireson)

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