The Ferrari F70 is a road-going racecar produced by Ferrari.
Internally codenamed the F1-R, the F70 was designed as a road-going version of an F1 car. The philosophy behind this new downsized and lightweight hypercar is derived from 2007’s Millechilli concept. Although little more than a fibreglass model, it demonstrated Ferrari’s aim to increase the performance of future models by shedding weight. Millechilli, which means 1,000kg in Italian, is the F70’s kerbweight. This is a full 365kg less than the Enzo, and considerably lighter than the FXX. The body itself is that of a Ferrari Le Mans car; to keep the design identical but to comply with stringent safety regulations, the F70 employs special carbon composites strong enough to resist common crashes while getting rid of un-aerodynamic bumpers.
In 2007 the first F70 test car was finished; by then the original twin-turbo V8 was replaced by a biofuel (BG100)-powered twin-turbo V10. This motor allows for greater HP, speed and torque than any conventional fuel/energy source yet allows the car to be more efficient than most minicars (this technology can now be found on most Europan production cars, mainly Fiat's.
One can call the F70's interior drab; it has nothing but the bare necessities. The seats are lightweight, rigid racing buckets, and the dash is taken off a Lemans car. The steering (and the wheel) are from an F1 car.
In 2011 the car went on sale, and only 59 were made. These sold out before production was even started.
- Engine: BG100 twin-turbo V10
- Power: 777 HP
- 0-60 MPH: 2.2 secs
- Top Speed: 284 MPH