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Ferrari F-70 Will Debut In Detroit

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On: Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:29AM | By: Chris Weiss

Ferrari F-70 Will Debut In Detroit

Next to the McLaren P1, the most anticipated supercar of the year is easily the Ferrari Enzo successor, thought to be called the F-70. We had heard that the mid-engined car would debut this year, but we also heard it would be next year. It turns out both those were (kind of) right. Ferrari showed the carbon fiber monocoque that the F-70 is based on at the Paris Motor Show earlier this month, and it will debut the actual car at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.

The F70 is next in a lineage of high-tech, race inspired supercars like the Enzo and F40. That line has been silent since Ferrari ended Enzo production in 2004, so the F-70 is kind of a big deal for Ferrari and supercar fans.

Inside Line reports that a public reveal in Detroit will follow a private reveal for potential customers a few days earlier. Ferrari has already described the car as its first hybrid, and IL says that it will pair a new V-12 engine with an F1-derived KERS system for around 900-hp. In addition to adding a rumored boost of around 120-hp, the KERS system will cut emissions by up to 40 percent. The powertrain will also include a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The carbon monocoque that Ferrari showed in Paris uses F1 molding techniques to cut weight over the carbon tubs typical of road cars. That weight savings will help to offset the addition of the hybrid system.

It's not as good as a debut this year, but a Detroit Auto Show debut is the next best thing. A few more months and we'll know all about Ferrari's hottest model.


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