[UPDATE: LaFerrari became official today at the Geneva Motor Show, read all about it here!] - Ferrari's next supercar has a pre-tax starting price of around 1 million euros, several sources told Automotive News Europe. They said that in Italy, the base version of the Ferrari Enzo replacement will be priced at an estimated 1.21 million euros after taxes.
They said that there will only be 499 units produced, a hundred higher than the Enzo. Ferrari is increasing the volume to cope with the rising demand for the brand in Asia, especially China. When the Enzo was launched in Italy in 2002, it was priced from 665,000 euros with taxes. Now, these used Enzo models could sell for over 1 million.
Ferrari didn’t disclose the price or volume figures for the still-to-be-named Enzo replacement, which is referred to by its code-name, F150 project. In addition, the Fiat SpA subsidiary is not releasing any official images of the gasoline-electric hybrid, which is presently on display at its Maranello headquarters before it makes its global debut on March 5 at the Geneva auto show. Just two images of the model have come out so far.
This teaser was published in Ferrari's in-house magazine in the issue for December. In an event earlier this month in Turin, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that the new Ferrari it is already sold out. According to sources, the Enzo replacement will offer more than 900 hp, putting together a new V-12 normally aspirated direct-injection gasoline engine with an electric motor -- part of a high-performance hybrid system that Ferrari refers to as HY-KERS. Ferrari declined to provide many details.
However, it confirmed that the replacement for the Enzo will exceed the F12 Berlinetta's output of 740 hp. While testing, Ferrari said that its HY-KERS hybrid has reduced fuel consumption by around 40%. Furthermore, this system cut short its 0 to 200kph acceleration time from 8.5 seconds to 5.5 seconds compared with a comparable model without the system.
A carbon fiber chassis will be used by the new Ferrari. It’s likely to keep down the weight of this car as close as possible to the Enzo's 1,365kg (3,009 pounds). This hybrid system will make the car heavier by 150kg, broken down to be 50kg for the electric motor and controls and 100kg for the batteries. [rendering via: Disegno LaColla]