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.