We have what appears to be the first photo of the Enzo replacement – the Ferrari F70 – taken at a private viewing for Ferrari clients in China.
Despite expectations that the new Ferrari F70 would be revealed before the end of 2012 – which is what Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo told us – we still haven’t had the reveal of the F70 in any form, and certainly not at the Los Angeles Auto show, where we expected Ferrari to debut their new hypercar as it’s the last motor show of note for 2012.
It now looks like – short of a non-motor show reveal – that the new F70 will bow in at Detroit in January, but ahead of that it seems Ferrari are already showing the F70 to select clients.
GT Spirit managed to track down the photo (above) of the new Ferrari F70 taken by someone attending a preview of the F70 at a private event in China. All we get is a shadowy front end view, but it does show us that the new F70 is moving away from the F1 inspired nose of the Enzo.
With weight in the region of 1100 to 1250kg, up to 900bhp from its V12 engine and KERS hybrid, the new Ferrari F70 seems to be focused on performance – just like the new McLaren P1 – rather than outright speed.
It’s rumoured that Ferrari are planning to double the number of F70s they build compared to the Enzo (there were 400 Enzos) which, if true, seems ambitious, especially at a price expected to get very close to £1 million.
Hopefully Ferrari will honour their promise to reveal the new F70 properly before the end of 2012. But don’t hold your breath.