Ferrari F70/F150 aka Enzo successor shows its engine bay

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 7, 2012

The engine bay is the latest feature of the new Enzo to be unveiled by Ferrari, which has been steadily offering consumers with a piece-by-piece view of the exciting model. A drivetrain named ‘HY-KERS’ will be used on the mid-engined Enzo successor, internally referred to as the F150. It was at last April’s Beijing motor show that Ferrari first revealed its hybrid drivetrain, which combines a mid-mounted V12 petrol engine to a dual-clutch gearbox with an electric motor placed at the rear.

The car’s electronic control modules were developed by Fiat’s in-house technology supplier Magneti Marelli. The main control unit is mounted on top of the gearbox, according to the Official Ferrari Magazine, which was the first one to release a picture.

High-tension orange wires are used due to the high voltages and link to the Kevlar-wrapped lithium-ion battery pack (the size and power are not known yet). This is positioned at the back of the passenger compartment instead of under it, since the ride height would also have to be increased. The blue wires link the control modules of the major parts.

Ferrari hasn’t announced what this system’s power output is but it has revealed that it raises power by an additional of 1.34bhp for every 1kg of weight added.

HY-KERS also reduces CO2 emissions by about 40% and boosts power by about 10% over a V12 model without HY-KERS. Considering that the F12, which is the brand’s newest V12, delivers 730bhp, it’s possible that the Enzo successor will generate slightly higher than 800bhp.

In addition, the HY-KERS system features an additional front-mounted electric motor to drive the car’s ancillaries. The picture doesn’t reveal many details about the F150 except or the powertrain. What we do see are its quad exhausts and tilted radiators that are located in front of the rear wheels.

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