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Ferrari F70, Enzo’s successor – first photos

Ferrari F70 was presented at 2012 Paris Motor Show, actually just the bodywork, model that will become the successor of the famous – Ferrari Enzo. The Italians has released the first images with the V12 engine designed for the F70 supercar. The conventional unit will be assisted by two electric motors.

Ferrari F70 - Engine & Chassis

2012 Paris Motor Show – F1 carbon-fiber chassis designed for the new Ferrari F70

Ferrari has released the first images of the engine that we’ll see on the the future F70, Enzo’s famous successor. The photos virtually confirm a Hy-Kers propulsion system for the supreme supercar of the Prancing Horse.

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Ferrari F70 – Engine & Chassis

Ferrari F70’s bodywork boasts with a new process of carbon fiber lamination, which provides a higher level of resistance. The new Italian supercar’s floor will be constructed of carbon fiber and Kevlar, which will provide extra rigidity. Compared with Enzo, the new Ferrari F70 is 22% more rigid and 20% lighter. Responsible for this achievement are the Scuderia Ferrari F1 engineers (Rory Byrne, former chief designer).

Under the carbon fiber bodywork will be a 7.3-liter V12 engine, derived from the current 6.3-liter engine, found on the models and Ferrari FF and Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. The unit will generate 800 horsepower (597 kW/811 PS) to which will add another 120 (90 kW/122 PS), provide by a similar type KERS system used in Formula 1.

The system, adapted to operate in conjunction with a dual clutch automatic transmission, will include two electric motors, one of them secondary – intended to supply power for the auxiliary systems. The other electric motor can deliver constant and immediately power to help the conventional unit. Both engines will be assisted by a lithium-ion battery with high capacity storage and intelligent placement that doesn’t unbalance the reporting of total mass on both axes.

The presence of two engines will be designed to improve performance, and reduce emissions by approximately 40% compared to a similar conventional propulsion solution. The Hy-Kers system will then optimize the torque management, traction control and braking distribution in order to achieve remarkable performance in terms of handling and road use.

In the official press release issued by Ferrari states that “during the braking phase, one of the electric motors act as a generator, recovering thus kinetic energy to charge the battery. Managing this energy is done using a dedicated CentraLine, also derived from Formula 1, which uses the electric motor to power the auxiliary systems such as the steering systems, the assisted braking, air conditioning and other on board systems.”

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