The new Ferrari F70 V12 KERS hybrid engine

Official: Ferrari Enzo replacement to be first hybrid model

Earlier this week we brought you the video loosely detailing the new Ferrari V12 hybrid drivetrain believed to be destined for the replacement for the range-topping Enzo and it now appears to be official that when the folks from Maranello unleash the evolutionary model of the Enzo (currently believed to be called the F70) it will indeed be the Italian supercar builders first hybrid model.

Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa spoke with Automotive News Europe at the Beijing Motor Show this week, explaining that the company will soon employ the HY-KERS gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain developed for with help from their Formula One program in their new halo car that will take the place in the Ferrari lineup previously held by the Ferrari Enzo. This HY-KERS system will allow the new supercar, which is speculatively referred to as the F70, to consume roughly 40% less than compared to a similarly powered model devoid of the hybrid drivetrain. This hybrid boost will also allegedly help the F70 dash from 0-125mph (200kph) somewhere in the area of three seconds quicker than a traditionally powered Ferrari.

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