• Apr 21, 2011
We don't know a whole lot about Ferrari's successor to the iconic Enzo, but we can guess that the engineers in Maranello are working on something very powerful and extremely fast. After all, the Enzo packed a 6.0-liter V12 with 651 horsepower, so the next model has to carry a bit more bite, right?

If the folks at Autocar are correct, the Enzo may not be the bogey Ferrari has in mind. The UK scribes quote unnamed sources from Ferrari who say the Bugatti Veyron has helped shape what the next range-topping exotic will be.

The British site speculates that one option for powering the next top exotic to don the Prancing Horse could be powered by a twin-turbo V8. Would that be enough power to take on all comers? Consider that the 458 Italia manages 570 horsepower from a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8. Add a pair of turbochargers and squeezing out over 700 horsepower doesn't sound all that difficult. Those aren't Veyron numbers, but we'd assume that the Ferrari wouldn't be nearly as big or heavy, either.

Ferrari is reportedly looking to unleash the Enzo successor in the next year or two, and we're not likely to know much until that time. But at the same time, it's never too early to start dreaming of the next super Ferrari.

[Source: Autocar]


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      John Wisen
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd love to see how far other automakers can take their supercars. Personally I would think that Ferrari or Lamborghini could have broken the fastest production car record by now, but it seems as if they either don't want to take the likely financial loss like the Veyron, or that they just don't care. Also, while the Veyron earns my respect in engineering and power, I personally think it is one of the ugliest supercars I've ever seen. Down me if you will, but that's my opinion.
        Lou Stella
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John Wisen
        I don't think it will be Lamborghini, as its another part of the VW Group...
          John Wisen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lou Stella
          True. Though Lamborghini has held the fastest production car record a few times in the past, and I'm sure they could make the car look much more appealing.
        kevsflanagan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John Wisen
        I think Ferrari could easily kick the Veyrons tail in top speed and all that other rubbish but they simply don't care. I can honestly see some Ferrari Exec's saying "...yeah and...?" when asked about the Veyron. To me its another beast totally seperate from anything that Ferrari makes.
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      In reality it just needs to be quick enough to come off the trailer and into the rich dudes garage. So a 5hp briggs and stratton engine would work.
      TruthHertz
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Consider that the 458 Italia manages 570 horsepower from a naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8. Add a pair of turbochargers and squeezing out over 700 horsepower doesn't sound all that difficult" That way it can catch on fire (for no reason) twice as fast as all the other smoldering Ferrari's I see on WreckedExotics
      Vaggeli
      • 3 Years Ago
      so its gonna be fat with rubbish tyre life :P
      theaholls
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they can do it while keeping the driving dynamics of RWD I will be thoroughly impressed
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rubs hands in anticipation. Oh, and does anyone else dislike this new commenting system as much as I do? Where did the famed old user rating bar go?
        psyabe
        • 3 Years Ago
        @longducdong
        +1. This whole layout is actually pretty neat, with the comments being posted without a page refresh n all, but I miss that reputation bar. Nothing cracks me up like seeing Gmfanboi or previous champion the Sea Urchin's red rep bar
          EnzoHonda
          • 3 Years Ago
          @psyabe
          Yeah, I just gave you a thumbs up, but it felt hollow and meaningless.
      mrbrian2334
      • 3 Years Ago
      So the successor to an ugly car is going to be inspired by an even uglier car. Great.
      jvshenderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its been over 20 years since a Ferrari has been the fastest car in the world (when the original Diablo beat the F40). I'm not quite sure if building a Veyron-like car fits in with Ferrari's recent philosophy, but if they want to try, then who's gonna stop them?
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can appreciate Ferrari trying to emulate the Veyron, but it will never come close, nor try, to copy its style of luxury and absolute top speed. And who thinks the Enzo is light? It weighs 3000 pounds, fairly heavy for a carbon fiber machine. Despite all this, I can't wait to see what Ferrari comes up with as their halo car!
      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      I remember a couple years ago they had a full scale model of another car that looked like the Enzo but seemed 1/4 smaller they wanted to use that was lighter than the Enzo. Maybe they are going the Lotus way of tuning.
        lazy penguin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KAG
        http://www.autoblog.com/photos/ferrari-millechili-concept It was the Ferrari Millechilli Concept
      brunotulliani
      • 3 Years Ago
      An F40 type twin turbo supercar sounds right. I think that horse power will not be the issue.
      hdcjm1
      • 3 Years Ago
      i would assume the next super ferrari would have to be better then the FXX. after all that was over 700 hp i believe, and the competition from lambo is coming out with the adventador with 700hp, so no question it has to have more then that. quite honestly if they want to model something off the bugatti my guess is they would be trying to break a speed record with it. question is can they do it with less, which would be awesome!
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