The much-awaited successor to the Ferrari Enzo will be unveiled to an exclusive group of potential buyers before end of year. This will likely be at the Pebble Beach Concours in California, like the SA Aperta in 2011. The news has been confirmed by Luca di Montezemolo, the Chairman of Ferrari.

Montezemolo told Automotive News Europe the next generation Ferrari hypercar will be presented for a select group of potential customers, before it will make its official debut ‒ most likely at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013 or perhaps next March in Geneva. Luca di Montezemolo said:

We want to surprise people not just in terms of price but also with the car itself. The F12 Berlinetta delivers 740hp and today’s Formula One cars have between 740hp and 750hp. Thus we are offering F1 power in a road car.

The new model will ditch the Enzo name, because the Ferrari Enzo also was a limited-edition model. Earlier it was reported the new car would feature a V12 with a maximum output of 800hp plus an additional 120hp from the KERS package. But the latest report suggests the new Ferrari will be powered by an all new, normally aspirated V12 engine.

The body of the will be made out of carbon fiber, but further details are scarce because the Maranello based carmaker declined to declined to be more specific about the new model, its performance and production numbers. But Montezemolo hinted the limited edition Ferrari will be the fastest and most powerful street-legal car the Prancing Horse has ever offered.

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