Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1,200HP Ferrari F80 Supercar Could Hit 310MPH…If It Were Real

I’m sure most of you are still in awe at the amazing engineering feat that is the Ferrari LaFerrari. But c’mon, we all can’t help but wonder what the successor to that amazing car is going to be. One designer shared our sentiment.

What you see here is the Ferrari F80 Raeli concept, and it was created by Italian designer Adriano Raeli. Like the Enzo and LaFerrari that it would follow, the F80 uses many of the same design cues like a sharp nose and a long, aggressive rear.

And it wouldn’t just be pretty, it’d be powerful too. Under the hood, Adriano expects Ferrari to drop the displacement some from the V12 currently found in the LaFerrari, to a twin-turbo hybrid V8 using Ferrari’s KERS technology. But less displacement doesn’t mean less power.

A hypothetical 1,200 horsepower would come from this Prancing Pony, giving it a 0-62 mph time of only 2.2 seconds, and a jaw-dropping top speed of 310 mph.

Of course, the whole project is a big “what if?” — albeit a very pretty one. If/when Ferrari does decide to replace the LaFerrari though, we suggest they call up Adriano for some ideas.