In the latest installment in the ongoing saga of the much-ballyhooed Enzo successor, dubbed the F70, Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has hinted that it could in fact be a hybrid. Speculation is that the new “hypercar”, due to debut in 2012, will borrow heavily from the marque’s 599 HY-KERS concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show. That vehicle used hybrid technology derived from the kinetic energy recovery system that Ferrari experimented with on its F1 vehicles.
What di Montezemolo actually told Autoweek is that the nouveau Enzo “will incorporate the state of the art of our knowledge in terms of increasing performances while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. It will then influence all Ferraris that appear after it.” That may mean hybrid or it may just mean fuel efficient; we’ll have to wait and see when details of the estimated €650,000 limited edition rocket are released. Meanwhile, designer Radovan Varicak has come out with a convincing vision of what the F70 could look like no matter what’s under the bonnet. We’d buy it.