By Ronan Glon
Tuesday, Mar 13th, 2012 @ 8:43 am
 
Up until now, there were rumors circulating around the auto industry that the much-awaited successor to the Ferrari Enzo would greet the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show next fall.

However, a recent report published by Automotive News Europe reveals that the car will not be in Paris after all. Instead, Ferrari will display it for the first time at the end of this year at a private ceremony that will be attended by an elite group of current and potential clients, as well as some high-placed industry insiders.

Those who don't receive an invitation to the event will have to wait until either the 2013 Detroit Motor Show or the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to see the car for the first time.

"We want to surprise people not just in terms of price but also with the car itself," said Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo.

Ferrari claims that the next generation of the Enzo will be the fastest and most powerful street-legal car it has ever offered, a title currently held by the recently-launched F12berlinetta. Its body will be made out of carbon fiber, and it will be powered by an all-new normally aspirated V12 engine.

Hosting a private unveiling ceremony creates the obvious opportunity for a photo leak, so stay tuned in the coming months for more information about the Enzo's successor.