It was only a matter of time before the Ferrari F70–Maranello’s follow-up to the iconic Enzo–started to shed the camouflage and begin a long period of striptease, but it has unofficially begun. Want proof? This is a blurry shot of what is probably an F70 teaser.
The image comes courtesy of the Ferrari F70 Facebook page, which indicates that the photo was originally posted to Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. The photo appears to be some sort of presentation, with a large screen (with an F70 on it) flanked by two prancing horse logos with the tagline “A client-focused approach with the most complete range ever.” The teased car looks a whole lot like a futuristic Enzo, complete with F1-inspired nose and projector/HID headlights.
Our best guess is that the shot came from some sort of dealer meeting. Forgetting for a second about the whodunit, it does look like the final product will fall into line mostly with the illustrations we’ve seen before (available below for viewing), although anything behind the front quarter panels is still anyone’s guess.
As for what’s under the hood, we’re still fairly sure that it’ll be a hybrid of Ferrari’s own design, mixing an 800-hp, large V-12 (we hear 6.3 liters, but it could be larger) and a 120-hp electric motor, combining to pack a 920-hp punch. That should put it above the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder in terms of total power output (the Porsche has a confirmed output of 795 hp), but behind the swoopy McLaren P1 (said to make 1000 hp). It’ll also weigh well under 3000 pounds, perhaps as little as 2200 (1000 kilograms, or millechili, the name of the concept upon which the F70 is loosely based). Expect a price tag somewhere in the neighborhood of a cool million bucks.
Expect to see more soon: the Ferrari F70 should be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva show debut.
Source: Weibo via Facebook