Video: Ferrari Enzo successor features advanced F1 carbon chassis

Ferrari has revealed the carbon fibre chassis that will underpin the new ‘F70’, the Ferrari Enzo successor at this year’s Paris Motor Show.

The F1 inspired chassis is up to 20 percent lighter compared to the original Enzo’s chassis, and 27 percent stiffer. It is made up of various grades of carbon fibre, including unidirectional carbon, to ensure stiffness and rigidity.

The chassis also features hi-tech integration of many fundamental aspects, such as front suspension pick up points, fuel tank protection, dash cross member, and the layout for the seats and battery sections.

As can be expected from a carbon fibre chassis, the new Enzo is expected to be feather weight, tipping the scales at around 1,100kg.

Other advanced features include ultra high strength carbon ladder structures in the sill areas, and the utilisation of Kevlar for under body protection. Like its predecessor, the new Enzo will be powered by a V12 petrol engine. However, it will also incorporate an electric KERS hybrid system to improved efficiency and fuel consumption. Overall power is likely to be around 686kW.

The upcoming Ferrari Enzo is expected to go on sale in certain markets in the first half of 2013. In the meantime, check out the video below for a preview.

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