Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa has revealed further details of the much-discussed successor to the Enzo, tentatively dubbed the F70. In an interview with the UK’s Autocar, Felisa noted that while the marque is holding back on widespread use of carbon fibre in its major production models pending more data on long-term durability, special projects like the next-gen Enzo will make use of the material. The F70 is expected to be largely based on Ferrari’s lightweight Millechili supercar concept (above), first revealed at a technical symposium at the marque’s headquarters in Maranello in 2007, along with some tech from the FXX.
Felisa hinted that the F70, touted as a “hypercar”, will be powered by a direct-injection twin-turbo V8 when it is launched in 2012, instead of the oft-rumored V6, due mainly to perceived prejudices against smaller engines – what Felisa terms “customer attitudes”, noting, “The perception today is that the number of cylinders equates to the possibilities of the car.” Look for the F70 to hit 0 – 100 km/h in three seconds with a top speed in excess of 370 km/h. Also expect it to be limited to just 399 examples like the Enzo, with a pricetag in the €650,000 range.