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Destination: USA – Ferrari Enzo Successor’s Largest Market

The all-new Ferrari Enzo replacement is almost here....just hang on for a few more months.

We've been hearing so much lately how China has seemingly become the place to be for supercar companies if they want to sell lots of cars. However, despite the economic issues in the U.S., a report coming from Bloomberg News states that Ferrari still sees the good old U.S. of A as their number one sales priority for the upcoming Enzo successor. A company insider claimed that Ferrari expects for the U.S. to be the largest market for the car, although its pricing is expected to start in the $850,000 range.

Although some spy shots have been seen of prototypes testing, we're haven't been given many details about the car's final styling. We do know that power will come from a state-of-the-art hybrid drivetrain called HY-KERS. Based on F1-derived technology, it's a combination of a V12 engine mated to a dual-clutch transmission and an electric motor driving the rear axle. The Kinetic Recovery System, or KERS, works by taking energy produced by the car's braking system and storing it for when it's needed to recharge the electric motor's batteries. All told, it will produce over 900hp, 100 ponies of which will be supplied by the electric motor.

Although it has an electric motor, don't mistake it in any way as a highly advanced Toyota Prius. Ferrari is not only making sure their technology saves fuel, but they're also utilizing it as a performance booster. With the Bugatti Veyron as a performance benchmark, expect to see Ferrari's most powerful road car ever to debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.

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