Details of Ferrari F150 Supercar Slip Out of Private Event
The long, slow march of Ferrari’s Enzo successor from drawings on the pages of designer’s sketchbooks to landing in real-life customers’ garages has been a sadist’s dream. Fans have been given peeks at the car’s engine bay, HY-KERS V-12 hybrid powertrain, carbon-fiber chassis tub, and spy photos of cobbled-together mules trundling around Europe—but not a single image of the super-est supercar has made its way online (well, save for these blurry, shadowy teaser photos). And now to pique your interest just a bit further, FerrariChat‘s forums are alight with chatter over new details that allegedly were revealed at a private preview event for the new sports car.
Although the new Ferrari remains nameless—internally, it’s been codenamed F150—the car’s other specifics have been finalized, if the info coming out of the private event is to be believed. According to one forum member whose pal attended the event, just 499 F150s will be produced; there will be just three available paint colors, and the car’s seats will be fixed. (This makes sense, given that the carbon-fiber chassis tub Ferrari showed off at last year’s Paris auto show featured two scalloped seat-like indents molded into it.) To fit drivers of different sizes, the pedals will be adjustable, and we assume the steering column would be, as well.
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The supercar’s hybrid V-12 powertrain will pack one helluva punch, with the internal-combustion engine producing 800 horsepower and the KERS electric-boost system providing an additional 150 ponies. Combined with a claimed curb weight of just over 2800 pounds, it’s expected the F150 will be good for a three-second 0–62-mph run. The car will supposedly hit 124 mph in seven seconds on its way to a 230-mph top speed. That’s not enough to unseat Bugatti’s Veyron from the fastest production car throne, but we understand it will make the F150 the fastest roadgoing Ferrari to ever lap its Fiorano test track.
Given that private events are being held—presumably to stir interest among potential customers—we’re betting that the Enzo successor could be revealed fairly soon. The Geneva show is coming up, but Ferrari could also decide to debut the car in private, too.