RE: 456 Successor

RE: 456 Successor

Monday 21st July 2003

456 Successor

Ferrari release a few details about their forthcoming supercar



Ferrari SpA in Italy has revealed a little more information about its forthcoming 2004 Supercar (see here for pictures).

The drawings are strongly influenced by the mechanical layout and technical specification of the new car. The weight distribution is improved by moving the engine back, behind the front axle line and by mounting the gearbox and differential in unit with the rear axle. This layout also leaves substantial space available for the 2+2 cabin, which will comfortably accommodate four occupants, who can enjoy the quiet and refined delights of the interior. Luggage capacity will be significantly larger than the current Ferrari 2+2 model – the 456M.

The sophisticated V12 engine will produce a maximum 540 bhp, powering the sleek Ferrari to a top speed in excess of 300 kph (180 mph).

The chassis frame and body panels of the 2+2 will be entirely made of aluminium. Ferrari has successfully adopted this material for the 360 Modena and its high strength with low weight offer many advantages for the larger 2+2 model, including enhanced acceleration, braking, handling, safety and stability.

The Ferrari 2+2 will make its World Debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2004.

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Twin Turbo

Original Poster:

5,544 posts

222 months

Friday 25th July 2003
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I really hope this thing looks as good in the metal as it does in the artist's impressions.

Looks like Autocar are doing a follow up story on Ferrari's new styling direction in their next edition.

maclf01

227 posts

206 months

Saturday 26th July 2003
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way old news.