First off, let me say this rendering is not of the official Ferrari Enzo successor, the F70. However, the fact its designer is one Constantin-Gabriel Radu, a full-time designer at Pininfarina’s German subsidiary in Rüsselsheim, does lend it an added degree of credibility.
The Ferrari Enzo’s replacement, the F70, is rumoured to go on display in Ferrari showrooms as early as next year. Ferrari has already shown off the vehicle’s hybrid drivetrain, which features a V12 engine and a pair of electric motors, and comes with an output of 900 ponies. Along with that, heavily camouflaged prototypes have been spotted on numerous occasions – so no one’s doubting the F70′s arrival is imminent.
Radu’s F70 concept draws heavily on design traits from recent additions to the Ferrari stable, in particular the 458 Italia. However, for a mid-engined V12-powered supercar, there’s a lack of air intakes, or cooling vents, for what is certain to be a very hot lump of metal just behind the cockpit. And the bonnet is flat as flat as they come and void of any aerodynamic sculpting – two features (or lack of) that will be unlikely to appear on the final version of the F70.
Overall, though, with a few changes here and there, and a slightly shorter front overhang, this impressive concept could provide the platform for the successor to arguably Ferrari’s greatest supercar moment.