||10-11-2012 04:58 PM
Ferrari F70 to Bow at Detroit Auto Show
Select potential customers will see the successor to the Enzo model early next year, but the F70 will be officially unveiled in January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari offered a glimpse of what to expect from its Enzo successor through a carbon fiber monocoque. It is being reported that the exotic will pack around 900 hp from its 6.3-liter V12 engine and will achieve better fuel economy thanks to a KERS hybrid system. Despite that better fuel economy, the hybrid system will make the car significantly heavier, or at least it would were it not for other measures like building the body shell from carbon fiber.
In fact, the chassis should be about 20 percent lighter than the Enzo despite a 27 percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 22 percent gain in beam stiffness.
Information about the much-anticipated car has been trickling out sporadically, but this is the first news about a public debut.
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