Published on October 8th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ferrari Enzo 2013 First Details Released
This is the engine bay of the new Enzo to be launched by Ferrari. It will come with a drivetrain named ‘HY-KERS’. This new engine will be used on the mid-engined Enzo successor, internally referred to as the F150. It was at last year’s Beijing motor show that Ferrari first revealed its hybrid drivetrain, which combines a mid-mounted V12 petrol engine to a dual-clutch gearbox with an electric motor placed at the rear. The car’s electronic control modules were developed by Fiat’s in-house technology supplier Magneti Marelli. The main control unit is mounted on top of the gearbox, according to the Official Ferrari Magazine, which was the first one to release a picture.
High-tension orange wires are used due to the high voltages and link to the Kevlar-wrapped lithium-ion battery pack (the size and power are not known yet). This is positioned at the back of the passenger compartment instead of under it, since the height would also have to be increased. The blue wires link the control modules of the major parts. Ferrari hasn’t announced what this system’s power output is but it has revealed that it raises power by an additional of 1.34bhp for every 1kg of weight added.
HY-KERS also reduces CO2 emissions by about 40% and boosts power by about 10% over a V12 model without HY-KERS. Considering that the F12, which is the brand’s newest V12, delivers 730bhp, it’s possible that the Enzo successor will generate slightly higher than 800bhp. In addition, the HY-KERS system features an additional front-mounted electric motor to drive the car’s ancillaries. The picture doesn’t reveal many details about the F150 except or the powertrain, just its quad exhausts and tilted radiators that are located in front of the rear wheels. More to come in weeks.