Ferrari has confirmed the successor to the Ferrari Enzo will feature a hybrid power system when it is revealed late in 2012.
Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo said the new car would be built in limited numbers similar to the previous Enzo, but unlike the old car, it is expected to be powered by a hybrid-assisted V12 incorporating Ferrari’s HY-KERS system and bolted to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
“At the end of the year, we’ll also be unveiling the new Enzo, a limited series model and our first ever hybrid car,” Montezemolo said in a statement.
Power from the new set-up is expected to be significantly up on the recently released 544kW/690Nm V12-powered Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.
Now that Ferrari has formally confirmed the hybrid drivetrain for its next supercar, expectations are high for McLaren to do the same for its upcoming McLaren F1 replacement.