At Team Gasse, our love for Ferraris doesn’t stop at the mere color, Ferrari Red, but their matchless design and ever–improving technology to both increase horsepower and reduce emissions. Check out this article about the newest developments on the Ferrari F150!
A roaring 920 HP housed in a full carbon fiber monocoque with an evolution of the F12 Berlinetta’s 6.3-liter V-12 engine is rumored to premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, per speculation that was sparked by a recent Instagram post by OfficialFerrari:
Geneva Motor Show I am coming to take your hearts away. The Most Powerful HyperFerrari on its way to take your breath away, a hypercar which can eclipse any competition. Formula1 technology direct inhereted into this masterpiece, a car which can turn into a cornor as quick as a Formula1 car, a car packed with downforce as a real Formula1 car. #destroythecompetition #forzaferrari – Instagram.
With boasts such as these, we can’t wait until the new Enzo-replacing supercar finally enters its inevitable battle against rivals like the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, Pagani Huayra, a new ‘super’ Veyron from Bugatti and Lamborghini’s fastest model ever.
Despite the propensity for leaks in the Internet age, Ferrari has done an impressive job of keeping details on its F150 a secret. Production of the car will be limited, with the rumor mill suggesting just 499 units for worldwide consumption. For those at home counting, that’s 100 more than the production run for the Enzo.
Pricing will be set at an estimated 1.2 million euros ($1.6 million), a bargain when you consider the exclusivity, technology and performance of the car (this will be the fastest and most powerful road car ever launched by Ferrari), and that sum is likely to be small change for those fortunate enough to be offered a build slot anyway.
From what little Ferrari has told us about its new flagship, we know that it will feature an evolution of the F12 Berlinetta’s 6.3-liter V-12 engine, matched with the automaker’s own HY-KERS hybrid setup to boost output and lower emissions. The system consists of two electric motors, one mounted to the gearbox and sending drive to the rear wheels and the other used to take the load of the engine by powering auxiliary devices.
The beauty of the system is that it also allows for precise torque vectoring, traction control and brake force distribution. Ferrari claims a 10 percent reduction in the 0-124 mph sprint, along with a 40 percent reduction in emissions compared to a non-hybrid solution.
Final output could be as high as 920 horsepower while overall weight could be as low as 2,425 pounds.
That potential curb mass is courtesy of the car’s full carbon fiber monocoque, which is being developed by Ferrari’s F1 technical director Rory Byrne. The end result, says Ferrari, should be a monocoque that displays 27 percent more torsional rigidity and 22 percent more beam stiffness than the Enzo.
While you await the new car’s arrival, watch an amazing video of a prototype screaming around Ferrari’s Fiorano test track.
Source: www.motorauthority.com; Viknesh Vijayenthiran; February 11, 2013.