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Wednesday 22nd February 2012

Ferrari's 599 successor sneak preview

You'll have to wait for the full gen, but here's a glimpse of what to expect with the 599 replacement



We might have been discussing the various web whispers about the imminent successor to the Ferrari Enzoof late, but we mustn't forget that there's a much more tangible new Ferrari on its way: the replacement for the 599.

The new car is expected to make its debut in the metal at the Geneva show, but Ferrari promises in this teaser video that we'll be treated to a virtual unveiling of the car, whose working name appears to be F620 GT, on February 29.

Until then we won't be able to tell you all that much about what Maranello is describing as 'the most powerful Ferrari ever'. Other than the fact that it's going to be rear-wheel drive and will come fitted with a 710hp-or-so version of the 6.3-litre V12 also found in the Ferrari FF and a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox.

Judging by the video, we can also tell you that Alonso and Massa have taken one for a spin. Unfortunately any more information on the new car is just going to have to wait. But the good news is you won't have to wait all that long...

 

 

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trunks82

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570 for the 458,700 for this,800 for the enzo replacement....were will it end?

GingerPixel

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Looks like it could have a similar cartoon grin to the FF

suffolk009

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hope the car's better made than that video.

Craiglamuffin

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Oooh, it will be red.

hiscocks

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Like the sound of a Ferrari Enzoof
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Gatsods

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Roofline instantly reminded me of a current shape Camaro, anyone else? :P

lankybob

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Looks like a 599 with excellent wheels from that picture. I have to say that I really hope it's a looker as bar the FF, Ferraris of late have been awful to look at.

Jaykaybi

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lankybob said:
Looks like a 599 with excellent wheels from that picture. I have to say that I really hope it's a looker as bar the FF, Ferraris of late have been awful to look at.
Sir is pulling one's leg, surely? I mean, I'm all for diversity of opinion and whatnot, but........ confused








matt3001

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Jaykaybi said:
lankybob said:
Looks like a 599 with excellent wheels from that picture. I have to say that I really hope it's a looker as bar the FF, Ferraris of late have been awful to look at.
Sir is pulling one's leg, surely? I mean, I'm all for diversity of opinion and whatnot, but........ confused



That FF is achingly beautiful.


ZesPak

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matt3001 said:
That FF is achingly beautiful.
That side profile reminds me of the 8C/Giulietta. God I hope the 159 replacement can look like (even a little bit) like a 4 door version of that!

myhandle

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lankybob said:
Looks like a 599 with excellent wheels from that picture. I have to say that I really hope it's a looker as bar the FF, Ferraris of late have been awful to look at.
They look like the wheels from the original version of the 575M :

Davey S2

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matt3001 said:
That FF is achingly beautiful.
Thats not a word which springs to mind for me when looking at the FF.

StottyZr

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That sounds amazing, right at the end of the video cloud9

TaylotS2K

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ecs0set

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From glancing at the initial photo, I thought KITT from Knight Rider was making a come back!

Ali_T

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trunks82 said:
570 for the 458,700 for this,800 for the enzo replacement....were will it end?
In a hedge.....backwards.

MonteV

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trunks82 said:
570 for the 458,700 for this,800 for the enzo replacement....were will it end?
My thoughts exactly. I remember when I was a kid, in the mid to late 70s 500 hp was like the ultimate dream limit. This is when the 308 Dino had, what 170 hp or so? Under 3 sec's to 0-60 was totally unthinkable. I think the same question could be asked for the bikes as well. The new Ducati 1199 has 195 horses and only 164 kilos to lug around, not counting the rider or liquids. With carbon pieces that'll be, what 154 kilos perhaps. Amazing stuff. Just to be clear I don't mind the hp, and lightness is surely the wave of the future.

ZesPak

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MonteV said:
My thoughts exactly. I remember when I was a kid, in the mid to late 70s 500 hp was like the ultimate dream limit. This is when the 308 Dino had, what 170 hp or so? Under 3 sec's to 0-60 was totally unthinkable. I think the same question could be asked for the bikes as well. The new Ducati 1199 has 195 horses and only 164 kilos to lug around, not counting the rider or liquids. With carbon pieces that'll be, what 154 kilos perhaps. Amazing stuff. Just to be clear I don't mind the hp, and lightness is surely the wave of the future.
hehe

170hp, to be found in every mid-size saloon car at the moment hehe.

mark7andrews

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The caption towards the end of the vid there says "a new era of extreme V12 cars dawns".

Seems to me a new era of increasingly irrelevant, overpriced and far-too-powerful-for-anything-other-than-a-deserted-racetrack cars is about to dawn. That doesn't mean they shouldn't make them for the fortunate few, but I just can't get excited about this.

ZesPak

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mark7andrews said:
The caption towards the end of the vid there says "a new era of extreme V12 cars dawns".

Seems to me a new era of increasingly irrelevant, overpriced and far-too-powerful-for-anything-other-than-a-deserted-racetrack cars is about to dawn. That doesn't mean they shouldn't make them for the fortunate few, but I just can't get excited about this.
That caption should be more correct if it said
"a new V12 car, the end of an era".

However much I hate to say it, they won't get a place in tomorrows world imho. Everybody needs to downsize and if McLaren/Porsche would make an equally powerful and capable car that does double the MPG and half the service cost of the Ferrari, sales will dwindle.
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