A year-and-a-half-ago we heard that the model to replace the Ferrari Enzo was peeking over the fence at the Bugatti Veyron for inspiration. Then we heard, nearly one year ago, that this Ferrari would also be a hybrid. Add those two ingredients to a 7.3-liter V12 and stir in Ferrari's talk of light weight, and the resulting supercar will be a 920-peak-horsepower celestial stallion that weighs just 2,500 pounds, according to a report in Automobile.

The V12 will be responsible for 800 of those horses, 100 more than the 599 replacement, the F620, that will use a 6.2-liter version of the same V12 and that we'll see at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The supplemental 120 hp will be provided by a KERS hybrid setup.

The carbon fiber body is expected to hold largesse down to around 2,500 pounds, which – if all of these numbers come true – would mean a supercar that weighs 500 pounds less than 651-hp Enzo, and about the same as the 2,546-pound, track-only FXX, but that has about 100 more ponies. If all goes to plan we'll see it in the fall – until it starts moving, at least, when we'll just have to listen for the sonic booms.


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      mac
      • 2 Years Ago
      ...mother of God
        1454
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mac
        No kidding. That's insane. Not F1 insane, but insane nonetheless. It weights 1500+ lbs less than the veyron. And this out of a streetcar.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those are some absolutely outrageous figures. Holy lord, this thing is going to be incredible. The wail of a Ferrari V12 is second to none.
      Agent55
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now were talking, no holding back this time Ferrari.
      AssBall
      • 2 Years Ago
      A loaded pistol or some vodka and sleeping pills are much cheaper and more effective way to kill yourself. Not nearly as awesome though.
      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if they can couple the KERS to the engine during 1st and 2nd gear to rob the engine of some torque (when it can't put down even 600 hp) so that the flywheel will be spun up by the time you get to high gear and could use the full 920 hp...
      Mike Fernandez
      • 2 Years Ago
      My mind can't even comprehend the performance this machine would deliver.
      MichaelMM
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can we please just slap some solid rocket boosters to that car and send it to orbit where it belongs. The world is simply not a big enough playground for a car with that kind of power to weight ratio!
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, F70 no?
        aston
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Carbon Fibre
        You know that fiber is spelled as F I B E R. Ending in er not the other way around, learn to spell
          fabarati
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aston
          Actually, fibre is spelt fibre on this side of the pond.
          TruthHertz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aston
          So now you are making fun of people's internet handles? Are you even in high school yet? You type in incomplete sentences, forget punctuation, and you've misspelled friend as "fried" and moron as "moran". The pot calling the kettle black. Grow up kid. Leave the house and find a girlfriend instead of playing with yourself in the corner of your room and utilizing your own tears as lubrication.
      ufm3
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around these output numbers. I mean, what do you even DO with 800 hp? It's insanulous. The 120 through KERS is awesome. Hopefully it's setup a la GT3 hybrid on the front wheels for accel out of the corners.
      Varcity
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd bet money that Ferrari will lace this thing with electronic "nannies", taking a page from the book of GT-R. Ferrari was already baffled by the GT-R's ring time, they couldn't figure out how a vehicle with those specs and weight could go so quickly. Mclaren also one-upped Ferrari's 458 with the MP4-12c, the mp4's tcs got honorable mention in comparisons with the 458. Besides, there's no way you're going to corral a car like this supposed F70 without great electronic systems (and massive downforce).
        quuppa70
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Varcity
        the ring isnt any merit, put the Gtr to other track and see how it goes
      Aki. I
      • 2 Years Ago
      all i could do was smile when i read those numbers and crunched them in my mind.. BIG ASS smile.
      quackmanquackman
      • 2 Years Ago
      That sounds amazing! Though it makes me wonder why the Enzo weighed 3k lbs; it seemed so stripped out in addition to being carbon fiber-heavy.
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