Official: Ferrari confirms F70/F150 aka Enzo successor for Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on March 3, 2013

After much speculation, it’s been confirmed that the replacement for the Ferrari Enzo will appear at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Ferrari’s press site, a “limited edition special series car” will be displayed in Geneva. These are the same words that Ferrari used to describe its carbon fiber tub concept that was seen at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

This could only mean that this car is the new Enzo. Of course, Ferrari has long been sending out teasers for a new hypercar. Ferrari makes this announcement shortly after a supposedly official Instagram (which was later proclaimed fake) had released a teaser image with some confirmation.

The truth is that Ferrari doesn’t have an official Instagram account. For the official confirmation, Ferrari released a short paragraph and a photograph of a prancing horse badge on the car’s front clip.

So far, not a lot of details have been released about this vehicle. For starters, it may be named either F70 or F150 if Ferrari’s F1 naming protocol is followed. It’s likely that the next ultra-Ferrari will use the latest version of Ferrari’s HY-KERS hybrid system, which combines a V-12 engine with an electric motor.

There are conflicting reports that this combined system output will have an output of either 850 hp (730 hp from the V-12, 120 hp from the motor) or 920 hp (800 hp from the V-12, 120 hp from the motor). Regardless of which one it is, it’s sure to have an impact on its rival, the McLaren P1 that claims to deliver 903 hp.

Active aerodynamics plays a very important role as they give the LaFerrari's configuration complete adjustability in order to achieve exceptional performance.

The engineers aimed to deliver the highest level of aerodynamic efficiency for a road car, with an almost 3 coefficient, thanks to technical solutions that have been fine-tuned at the F1 Wind Tunnel and honed with CFD analysis.

In order to boost its efficiency, Ferrari's new hypercar sports active aerodynamic devices at both the front and rear, generating downforce when necessary without compromising overall drag coefficient. Specifically, the LaFerrari's front has diffusers and a guide vane on its underbody, while its rear has diffusers and a rear spoiler. These devices automatically deploy on the basis of different performance parameters that are monitored real-time by dynamic vehicle controls. This, in turn, guarantees ideal configuration based on the driving conditions.

Another innovative aspect is the integration of the LaFerrari's hybrid system and active aerodynamics with other featured dynamic control systems. As a result, the LaFerrari intelligently responds to driver input, delivering a smooth blend of unparalleled driving emotions and unprecedented performance.

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