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article imagePreview: Next Ferrari Enzo — A look but no touch affair

By Kyle Busch     Jun 7, 2012 in Technology
This article reports on the upcoming 2014 Ferrari Enzo a top performing supercar that will feature a powerful engine and an electric motor plus the latest aerodynamic features.
The Ferrari Enzo is a tremendous sports car and a tribute to the automaker’s founder Enzo Ferrari. No other road-going Ferrari was allowed to match let alone top the car’s spectacular performance.
Now, however, the current Enzo is about a decade old and the other automakers, and even other Ferraris, have gained ground on the icon. And just when the others have gotten closer to the Enzo, Ferrari is putting things straight.
The next Enzo will be let loose in 2014. The current car is equipped with a 650 hp V12-cylinder engine and it has a top speed of 217 mph.
Will the new Enzo be powerful? It indeed will really motor! However, in addition to power, aerodynamics will be significant aspect the car. Therefore, this new Enzo will sit very low and have a zero lift front end design. Furthermore, the floorpan will be nearly flat and the car will have an integrated rear air deflector.
The Enzo will include carbon fiber and weight saving component designs including a honeycomb engine cradle, sandwich suspension links, hollow-spoke wheels and a thin wall exhaust system.
Aerodynamics and weight saving will not make the new Enzo move (Mr. Ferrari once said that aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines). Today, it is likely that Mr. Ferrari would say that aerodynamics as well as a powerful engine are both needed for fabulous Ferrari performance. So the new Enzo will have the first part but what about the second part – the engine?
The car will reportedly be powered by a 7.3-liter V12-cylinder engine plus an electric motor. Combined, the two powerplants will deliver over 900 hp and over 700 ft. lb. of torque. The transmission will be a dual-clutch automatic combined with a modified F1-Trac differential.
And how will the new Ferrari perform? We can expect a 0-60 mph time in the mid two second range and the car’s top speed to reach over 250 mph.
Last, but not least, what will be the all important price? Do not even ask because will be a look but no touch affair!
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