F1 drivers spend their days behind the wheel of some of the world’s fastest four wheeled speed machines which has the unfortunate side effect of making other cars simply a form of transport. These not so easily impressed professional drivers are rarely thrilled by thrashing even the sportiest of sport cars. Ferrari however may have created an exception to this rule as Sebastian Vettel can attest. One spin around the track in the FXX K was enough to cause Vettel to utter the helmet muffled words ‘Mamma mia! It goes like a rocket.’
The Ferrari F70, the latest entrant in the Hyper-car category may also be the first ever Hybrid Hyper-car. Ferrari’s latest attempt to blitz the competition is rumoured to combine electric alongside the 7.3 litre V12 creating an all wheel drive (AWD) hybrid hyper-car.
Spy shots of the new prancing horse have been appearing for the last four months as Ferrari tests the F70 on the roads surrounding the Maranello factory. Dressed in the curve hiding camouflage the world will have to wait till the 2013 Geneva Motor Show for the public unveiling.
A number of renderings have also appeared, artists starting with the spy shots and imagining the curves that hide beneath. All of the renderings suggest something very special is brewing at Ferrari.