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Ferrari Leaning Toward V-12 For New Enzo

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On: Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 5:29PM | By: Chris Weiss

Ferrari Leaning Toward V-12 For New Enzo

Last fall, Fiat unraveled a Ferrari road map detailing what cars were coming over the next few years and when we could expect them. From that, we know that Ferrari has saved its juiciest releases for next year. The company will unveil a successor for the Enzo as well as a replacement for its current flagship 599 GTB. A new Auto News report this week lends a closer look at these two cars.

According to the latest, Ferrari is leaning toward a V-12 engine for the next Enzo, which is being called the F70 internally. That contradicts an Autocar report from this past spring that Ferrari was thinking twin-turbo V-8 for the flagship. The V-12 is likely to carry somewhere in the range of 700 to 800 horses.

The Enzo will also feature a carbon-fiber-heavy build and is sure to be a screecher, whether Ferrari chooses the V-8 or the V-12. The aforementionedAutocar report indicated that Ferrari was using the Bugatti Veyron as a sort of measuring stick by which to size the next-gen Enzo.

Ferrari's current flagship--the 599 GTB—will be replaced at next year's Geneva Motor Show. The new car is expected to feature a more powerful version of the FF's 6.3-liter V-12 engine installed in rear-wheel-drive configuration.

If you're drooling over the thought of brand-new Ferraris, you needn't fear: There's only about a month left before the Frankfurt Motor Show, where Ferrari will debut the Spyder version of the 458 Italia. That model will feature a new, retractable hard-top and will share the 458's 570-hp 4.5-liter V-8 engine.

Continuing its two-car-per-year assault, Ferrari will have a new California and the 458 Scuderia in 2013.


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