Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ferrari Sales and Service San Francisco - Ferrari shows F70 chassis at Paris motor show - San Francisco Motorsports San Rafael

Ferrari F70 Tub

Ferrari brought its entire model lineup to the Paris motor show, but the bare carbon-fiber chassis set to underpin the successor to the Enzo was the obvious highlight.
Ferrari called the car its “new hybrid model, which will be produced in a limited-edition special series.” They also refer to the car as a GT, though it appears to be a two-seater.
The Modena firm claimed that the tub was created using techniques similar to those used in the construction of their Formula 1 race cars. Four distinct types of carbon fiber were used, and the floor is reinforced with Kevlar.
Ferrari claims that this chassis is “20 percent lighter than the Enzo Ferrari,” but we assume that they mean it's lighter than the chassis of the Enzo Ferrari. Torsional rigidity is up 27 percent, and beam stiffness has been increased by 22 percent over the Enzo.
Ferrari showed the F70's 12-cylinder engine and HY-KERS system at at last year's Beijing auto show, but there's been no word on when we might see a fully assembled Enzo successor.
source: autoweek
by Rory Carroll

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