The Bugatti Veyron has influenced the direction Ferrari has taken with the new Enzo
18 April 2011

The thinking behind the hotly anticipated successor to the Ferrari Enzo is understood to have shaped by the Bugatti Veyron.

Company sources have revealed to Autocar: “The world is a very different place to how it was when the Enzo was launched. It has moved on completely. And we are Ferrari – we do not take part to make up the numbers.”

See a pic of the original Ferrari Enzo hypercar

Autocar understands the Enzo replacement, due in 2012/13, could make use of a direct-injection twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

The original car used a 6.0-litre V12 engine, which produced 651bhp at 7800 rpm and 485lb ft of torque at 5500rpm. Features of the prancing horse’s supercar included Formula 1-inspired carbonfibre body, F1 gearbox and ceramic disc brakes. Also on the features list were active aerodynamics and traction control.

It’s expected the next Enzo will be also be a flagship for Ferrari’s new-generation aerodynamic technology, including ‘active aerodynamics’ that pump air out through the body to influence the way airflows over and under the skin.

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