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Ferrari Enzo successor: carbon cell and hybrid V12

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D he new Ferrari super sports car should not only inherit the legendary Enzo compete, he should also set new standards for the super athletes. The speedster developed under the code name F150 gets a chassis made of carbon fiber laminate and a V12 hybrid drive that was inspired by the Formula 1 Kers system.

In the bulging engine compartment, the longitudinally built-in combustion engine sits far in front of the rear axle right behind the passengers. The automated transmission was flanged behind it. At the end of this, in turn, is the electric motor, and the entire control electronics are on top of the gearbox. The 6.3-liter V12 should provide a good 800 hp, the electric motor contribute a further 74 kW. The electric motor generates its power through a clutch of the double clutch transmission and is connected to one of the two main shafts. The power output should run continuously and without delay between the electric and gasoline engine. During braking, the electric motor acts like a generator and uses the kinetic energy to recharge the batteries. A second electric motor is solely responsible for the auxiliary systems and is located in front of the V12 engine.

High-tech also with the carbon chassis. Because Ferrari does not consider the manufacturing standards of industrial production methods to be sufficient for the new top model, the new chassis is laminated by hand by a group of specialists under the direction of Formula 1 chief designer Rory Byrne.

Carbon fiber chassis significantly stiffer and lighter

Four different types of carbon fiber are used for the chassis. It is hand-laminated and cured in an autoclave. A lot of development and manufacturing know-how from the Formula 1 department flows into this.

Despite the additional weight brought by the hybrid components and due to legal regulations, the new chassis should be 20 percent lighter than that of the Enzo Ferrari his. The torsional stiffness is said to have been improved by 27 percent, the flexural strength increased by 22 percent.

The Ferrari Enzo successor is to start in 2013. The drive then takes over a hybrid system consisting of a V12 petrol engine and a KERS system . The system output is around 900 hp. This means that the Enzo successor would be on par with the upcoming McLaren P1. Like the Enzo, its successor should only be available in a limited editionare manufactured and 'distributed' to selected customers.

What to expect shows a first shot of the rear of the car, now published in Ferrari magazine. You can see a spoiler-free rear part with round rear lights. The whole car should actually be on view in Detroit in early 2013, now the premiere has been postponed to the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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