The Fiat SpA subsidiary also is not releasing any official photographs of the gasoline-electric hybrid, which currently is being shown to potential customers at the Italian automaker's Maranello headquarters ahead of the supercar's world debut at the Geneva auto show on March 5. So far, only two teasers images of the model have appeared. Both photos were in the December issue of Ferrari's in-house magazine.
During an event this month in Turin, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the new Ferrari it is already sold out.
More than 900 hp
Sources say the Enzo replacement will deliver more than 900 hp, combining a new V-12 normally aspirated direct-injection gasoline engine with an electric motor, part of a high-performance hybrid system Ferrari calls HY-KERS.
All that Ferrari will confirm is that the Enzo replacement will surpass the F12 Berlinetta's 740 hp. Ferrari said that during testing its HY-KERS hybrid has slashed fuel consumption by about 40 percent.
The system also decreased the acceleration time from 0 to 200kph to 5.5 seconds compared with 8.5 second in a comparable model without the system.
The new Ferrari will have a carbon fiber chassis, which is supposed to keep the car's weight as close as possible to the Enzo's 1,365kg (3,009 pounds).
The hybrid system will add about 150kg to the car's weight - 50kg for the electric motor and controls and 100kg for batteries.
"To save weight, we switched to the carbon fiber used in Formula One race cars," Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa told Automotive News Europe.