The Ferrari Enzo's successor is rumoured to be carrying a twin turbo V8 worth about 700bhp. Being considered alongside it is an 800bhp naturally aspirated V12.

A replacement for the Ferrari Enzo is under continuous development as witnessed by these spy pictures here. The Enzo, named after the company's founder, is the pinnacle of Ferrari road performance which means its engine is at the centre of discussion. Currently a 6.0-litre V12 does its duty to the extent of 492kW (669hp).

But now a rumour claims the new car, codenamed FX70/ F70, might actually get a twin turbo V8 instead. Someone told CarsUK that Maranello is testing both V12 and V8 configurations and it seems the 8-pot is winning. Maximum power is expected to peak at around 597kW (812hp) for the V12 and 522kW (710hp) for the V8. Insider purists are arguing for the former while presumably company brass want the force-fed option.

CarsUK says its information is quite reliable as it comes from a highly trusted Ferrari customer who gets called when a significant model is developed. Apparently he was asked if he wanted an Enzo and his answer was in the affirmative. He later retorted with his own question, wanting to know whether it would be a V12 or a V8. The answer was V8. He was even told not to even consider turbo lag as it is now a thing of the past.


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