A report in Car And Driver decrees that the final design for the successor to the Ferrari Enzo, which is being called by its internal code F70 for now, has been established. Whereas the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta was a collaboration between Pininfarina and Ferrari's in-house studio led by Flavio Manzoni, the F70 is the sole creation of the in-house team.

The designs that CD calls on to describe the F70's so-called "three-arc" body are the Millechili concept of 2007, the Enzo-based P4/5 and F430-based P4/5 Competizione commissioned by James Glickenhaus, and the rear-end treatment of the Pagani Zonda. That appears to cover a lot of design ground, but it does fit the evolution of the line, namely in having a carbon fiber coupe whose width is emphasized and whose three-dimensional forms are reinforced by compact, filled-out forms with harder edges. The web site Carpassion.it has rendered its take on the F70, and while it's pretty ornate in a Speed Racer way it's also pretty bleeping cool.

Within those forms are said to be active and passive aerodynamic aids, and complex airflow venting that begins as early as the headlight surrounds and that is being called "revolutionary" by Ferrari designers. Underneath, and no less revolutionary, will be a carbon fiber chassis that keeps weight down to roughly 2,650 pounds and a HY-KERS-equipped V12 that can motivate proceedings with something like 900 horsepower combined. With a promise that it will be seen this year, we should soon be able to get away from the mules and onto the masterpiece.


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      jumpmanjay
      • 2 Years Ago
      2700lbs and 900hp??? what the what?
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Totally forgot about the F50... I wonder why that car isn't as recognized as other super cars. Yeah it was really popular in the 90s, but after that no one ever really brings it up or talks about it. (except when a celebrity crashes it of course)
        Drakkon
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Great car! I'm the only guy in North America like likes it better than the Enzo. I like the MC-12 better, too.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        Except a celebrity (Eddie Griffin) crashed an Enzo... not an F50. Jesus, what is going on in this post?!
      Jacob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweeeeeeeeeet.
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope it will be as radical as its predecessor.
      Alex
      • 2 Years Ago
      This and the McLaren P12, man we are in for a treat
      Redline
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes, Yes, YES!!! *evil laugh* Can't wait for this!
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      2650 pounds and only NINE hundred horsepower? Come on Ferrari, give us a car that is actually fast! At some point, the unlimited factory cars will out-dash the rules-ladened F1 chassis.
      Rr778
      • 2 Years Ago
      And what year ace beat the lfa?
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's just pray to god that this doesn't have a frog face, isn't a hybrid or station wagon, and comes with the option of having a real transmission.
        methos1999
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        "HY-KERS-equipped V12" so much for your first hope of it not being a hybrid. Also given the ubiquity of paddle shifters in most supercars, I wouldn't hold out hope for a manual transmission either...
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        @IBx27 As much as I agree with everything you're praying for with this car, I think we all know that none of it will come true. I know this car will have the performance, but judging by their past few cars' designs, my bet is that this thing will be just as ugly and hideously over-styled. My biggest hope, though, is that they don't completely ruin this one with yet another Pokemon fascia like their current lineup.
        ExigeS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        How stupid are you?What about the past few years doesn't make it clear Ferrari's ditched the manual?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        Frog face: I hope not. But it seems only the front engined ones have huge grins and the winglets in wide mouth of the 458 might be unique to that car (not that the 458 isnt dead sexy). Might have the long thin LED headlights, but who knows? It will be a hybrid. But if someone came up to my imaginary, sub 3000lb 800hp V12 Ferrari offering me an extra 120hp on demand, I wouldnt spit in their face. It isnt going to be a wagon, because that is stupid on a mid engine. Kind of defeats the practicality of a boxy wagon if it's still got no back seats or cargo room because of a giant engine in the back. Define "real transmission"? It wont have a 3 pedal, gearstick manual with 6 speeds, so if that is the only qualifier of a great car to you, it must be inferior and less evocative to drive than a 20 year old, manual Camry. This is the kind of car that in this day and age, even a manual lover would find stick a bit archaic and speed wasting versus some trick double clutch with launch control and .005 second shift times. It's a pity manual is COMPLETELY eradicated from Ferrari's lineup, but not a deal killer if 95% won the mega millions lottery.
          IBx27
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          A manual isn't the qualifier of a great car, but the refusal by a supercar company to offer one for the 1% of us who still like driving a car is so outrageous that I despise them for it. I will always trade 0.0084 seconds to 60mph for the ability to drive the car, rather than tell a computer I want to go forward by pressing the dumb pedal and clicking a button.
      superfortress.fifi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not too keen on that rendered picture, but MAN is this car going to be a bullet!Like many others, hoping for this to be the first great looking prancing horse since the early 2000s, the Pagani Zonda rear-end treatment has me already expecting a decent-to-freaking hot back and hopefully there won't be much Fugly Face going on in the front.
        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @superfortress.fifi
        While I agree the aesthetic appeal of Ferrari has dipped a bit in the last decade, I think the 458 Italia is a fantastic looking car. It's a future classic, no doubt. The California on the other hand is a pig, and the other's are a bit middling... The Enzo on the other hand, is a sheer masterpiece when viewed in person. I don't know if it was because I saw it in a glorious setting in Maranello at the Ferrari Museum, but that car blew everyone away as soon as they saw it. It's a work of art.
          da.kid1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @th0mb0ne
          Agree on the 458, it's the only new Ferrari I can stand watching, the California is unimpressive at it's best design-wise but the FF and F12 Berlinetta have the most un-italian design I've ever seen.As for the Enzo, I'm pretty sure in a good 8 to 10 years it will get the same love the F40 got, never had the luck to see one in person, though.
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @superfortress.fifi
        Where the hell do you people see a rendered picture?! That's a Ferrari F50 GT hood, PERIOD!
      Rr778
      • 2 Years Ago
      The dodge enzo rendering looks a lot like the aero on te Ferrari viper... Brand engineering?
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        Yeah, it could be a rendering of some Dodge / Ferrari brand engineering... or it could be a photo of the front of a Ferrari F50 GT from 1996, which is EXACTLY WHAT IT IS! -__- Why do so many of you "enthusiasts" think that the NACA duct didn't exist prior to the 2013 Viper?!
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          Oh yeah, and before you ask what an F50 GT is... http://carshd.net/data/media/14/ferrari_f50_gt.jpg
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          Oh yeah, and as for "no one" thinking that, you're wrong about that as well. Randy Interesting use of the Alfa Rameo design language above the Viper logo. It looks cool but it's clearly (from a mile away) an Alfa Rameo fascia airflow opening of sort. I didn't expect it on the Viper! Groagun Conspiracy theory of the day: I know it's a naca duct on the hood but the image and overall shape in this teaser makes it look like an Alfa Romeo. From THIS thread -> http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/02/srt-drops-one-more-official-viper-teaser-ahead-of-ny-reveal/
          Dwight Bynum Jr.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          Rr778, your opinion on this matter was completely nullified from the moment you didn't recognize the F50 GT front end AND thought it was a rendering... so, hush.
          Rr778
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          No one thinks that about the naca duct. The duct always reminds me of the 1971 Mustang boss 351.
      Rr778
      • 2 Years Ago
      How many years has it been since there was a Ferrari that could outhandle a viper around the nurburgring?
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rr778
        By "outhandle", I presume you mean putting down the fastest laptimes. Since the ACR came out, just 4. Then it was grabbed by Porsche with their GT2 RS 2 years later, then the Lexus LFA and back to the ACR.
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