• Nov 25th 2009 at 5:14PM
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It's been nearly six years since production ended on the Ferrari Enzo. That's longer than we had to wait for the Enzo to arrive after the preceding F50 ended production, but far longer than the gap between the F40 and F50 or between the 288 GTO and the F40. In the interceding years, rival automakers like Lamborghini, Bugatti and even Aston Martin have been glad to present the uber-wealthy with million-dollar supercars, but Ferrari hasn't sat idly by. The exotic automaker from Maranello has been working on plans of its own, speculative details of which have begun to take shape.

According to reports, the project codenamed F70 should hit the streets by 2012. And when it does, expect it to take its cues from the FXX development program and the Millechilli concept car. That means all the latest high-tech race-derived technology packed into a compact frame placing its emphasis on weight reduction.

A carbon fiber body and chassis, along with a stripped-down cockpit will do their part, but don't expect the F70 to go light on the power. Ferrari's new turbo system could be ready for the Enzo replacement, possibly employing electric actuators to spool up the twin turbos to avoid lag. Coupled with direct injection, the V8 should at least match the Enzo's 650 horsepower, but cut down significantly on carbon emissions while rocketing its rich occupants to sixty in three seconds flat and top out around 230 miles per hour. Of course, this is all an educated guess at best, but it looks good so far.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      The best Ferrari for me was the Enzo.
      The funny thing is that I hated it at first, but with the time it grew on me.
      Also the F40 was an amazing car.

      I am really looking forward for the new beast, I know I won't be disappointed.
      It is a Ferrari after all, and like it or hate it, when people thinks about a supercar they usually think Ferrari, and for a reason.
      • 5 Years Ago
      for the sake of V12.. xD it should be a V12
      • 5 Years Ago
      You sure about that V8? I don't see Ferrari offering this one with fewer (or more, for that matter) than 12 cylinders, but we'll see.
      • 5 Years Ago
      F70=+700hp. Believe me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      guys, up until the day before the 458 Italia was revealed, 90% of blogs still claimed it would have 520-ish HP, which then turned out to be 570.
      Believe me, Ferrari doesn't let ANY technical detail slip out. Sure, you might catch a spy shot or two, but you'll never find the performance numbers until they decide to let you know, which is when you see the actual pictures of the finished car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        doesn't matter, lf-a's decades ahead :).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Be cool to see them use a twin turbo like the GTO and F40. With the new Lambo making 670hp, I hear a 700 hp Ferrari chancing it soon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this will be bloody grreat!!!...looks damn red n good!

      • 5 Years Ago
      I hear it will have a Viper motor and side pipes.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i hear it will be powered by Intel
        • 5 Years Ago
        and killed by bruce lee
        • 5 Years Ago
        I heard it will have twin 700hp electric motors that only weigh 50kg each and will charge fully in 30 min from a standard outlet.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I hear it will be powered by Chuck Norris
        • 5 Years Ago
        I heard it will be bloody awesome.
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