At the Paris Motor Show a few months back Ferrari revealed the lightweight tub that would from the basis of its upcoming Enzo replacement, tentatively dubbed the F70, and which is due early next year. Since then test mules of the car have been snapped numerous times, but always wearing camouflage.
Now a Chinese Weibo page has published a picture (subsequently also featured on Autoevolution) that is said to be the first of the actual F70. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks before first images/video are likely to be officially revealed, but based on rumour and speculation, this seems to be the real deal.
The new super Ferrari is reported to weigh around 1 100 kg and its engine will deliver between 630 and 670 kW. It is still unclear what exactly will provide all this power, but what is clear is that the F70 will use a kinetic-energy recuperation system (KERS) that essentially turns it into a hybrid. It is said to emit 40 per cent less CO2 than its predecessor.
The car’s chassis will be 20 per cent lighter than the Enzo’s but also 27 per cent stiffer and uses a honeycomb structure sandwiched between two layers of carbon fibre.