The successor of the iconic Ferrari Enzo, codenamed Ferrari F70, came into being as a mere rumor last year though the Italian automaker soon confirmed that it was in fact working on a vehicle to replace the retired classic with a hybrid powertrain-enabled supercar. Even though Ferrari is yet to release official pictures of the model, a testing version of the model was seen strolling along on the streets of Maranello earlier this week. The spy shots and the spy video appear to back rumors that claim that the Italian supercar manufacturer may be presenting the vehicle as early as the 2012 Paris Auto Show set to be held later this year.
The Enzo-replacing hybrid F70 was spotted going for a road test just outside the automaker's headquarters in Maranello. The model was caught on tape by Youtube auto channel Speedspot. The vehicle was partially camouflaged with a satin wine red cover with only its air scoops, mirrors and side showing. Earlier reports have claimed that the new Enzo successor is going to be equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 engine and two electric motors.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Ferrari intends to use the two electric motors only as a generator to harness energy from Kinetic Energy Recovery System and to feed it into the auxiliary systems and the lithium-ion battery back. Coupled with a double clutch transmission, the hybrid powertrain on the Ferrari F70 is expected to deliver a total of 920 hp while sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds.
Via: Car Buzz.