We count the days until the new Ferrari F150 hypercar (codenamed F70) will be unveiled in a world premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Ferrari Enzo replacement will have a price that will exceed €1 million Euros without the taxes of each state (Italy has a 21% VAT, so the final Ferrari F150 price will be around €1,210,000 Euros).
Ferrari F150 as the Ferrari Enzo’s successor
Ferrari F150 will be built in a limited production of 499 copies (100 more than Enzo) to accommodate the growing demand especially from People’s Republic of China. So the 499 potential customers who will want to acquire it will need to get from their bank accounts the highly respectable amount of money.
However, Sergio Marchionne – Fiat SpA CEO, has announced that Ferrari F150 is already Sold Out. A car that is sold out even before it was even presented or entered into production says much about the desirability effect.
Ferrari F150 will be animated by the 6.3-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine of 800 horsepower. This engine is also mounted on Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, but has been improved. It is combined with an upgraded electrical HY-KERS system that delivers 150 horspower. So the whole powertrain delivers 950 ponies. The particular hybrid technology is designed to increase performance while reducing the environmental impact of the hypercar.
The HY-KERS also implements ongoing management and precise torque to the wheels with the Torque Vectoring and integrates with the device, traction control and electronic braking, recovering the energy that is stored in batteries. The 0-100 km/h (62 mph) is made in 3 seconds, 0-200 km/h (125 mph) in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph).
On the Ferrari’s testing track – Fiorano (Fiorano Modenese, near Maranello) in the hands of Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F150 has made a time of 1:20.00, considering that the best time was obtained in 2012 by Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in 1:23.00.We expect that on the Green Hell of Nürburgring Nordschleife to achieve a less than 7 minutes lap time.
The new Ferrari F150, will have to deal in particular with three fierce rivals: the new McLaren P1 (the son of McLaren F1), the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder and the new Lamborghini.