Ferrari Enzo's Return Predicted For 2012

Enzo - word is the next one's imminent
Enzo - word is the next one's imminent
We're already expecting Ferrari to launch its 458 Spider at the Frankfurt motor show in September (complete with retractable rigid roof), but now we can reveal the company's full product plans for the next couple of years - allegedly - thanks to a new report from Italy. (Via Automotive News.)

Following the 458 Spider's debut this autumn, look out for a hotter Scuderia version of the 458 in 2013, while the model is due a range-wide facelift in 2014. Prior to that the California gets a facelift/freshen-up in 2013, while the 599 GTB Fiorano replacement should be one of the big news stories at next March's Geneva motor show.

More intriguingly, the report also maintains the Enzo replacement project is set to go on sale in 2012. There have been stories about this car circulating for years, but little concrete evidence and no actual 'sightings' that we're aware of. Autocar briefly wrote about it earlier this year, suggesting the car would get a twin-turbo V8 and lots of active aerodynamics - however this latest report says the engine will be a normally aspirated V12.

Either way the car will make its first appearance in 2012, we're told, which just happens to be ten years on from when production of the Enzo started. (Blimey, doesn't time fly, etc. Ed.)

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  • mat205125 09 Aug 2011

    Another news article based on an Autocar piece.

    "Apparently", "Allegedly", "Some say", "A bloke down the pub said" .....

  • LongLiveTazio 09 Aug 2011

    mat205125 said:
    Another news article based on an Autocar piece.

    "Apparently", "Allegedly", "Some say", "A bloke down the pub said" .....
    Thing is with Ferraris, a lot of it is seemingly whispered to good customers and not splashed about so it is all rumour. At least one dealer was taking a deposit for the SA Aperta in 2006.

    I think it's fair to say that Ferrari are working on another hypercar: the Millechili, XX programmes and renewed competition from McLaren are all conspiring...

  • McSam 09 Aug 2011

    Who the hell seriously thought it would get a twin-turbo V8?

  • Kong 09 Aug 2011

    McSam said:
    Who the hell seriously thought it would get a twin-turbo V8?
    I agree, I can't ever imagine Ferrari using such an engine.

  • mat205125 09 Aug 2011

    Kong said:
    McSam said:
    Who the hell seriously thought it would get a twin-turbo V8?
    I agree, I can't ever imagine Ferrari using such an engine.
    Never on their flagship car wink




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