RE: Ferrari F620 GT set for Geneva - with 710hp

RE: Ferrari F620 GT set for Geneva - with 710hp

Tuesday 7th February 2012

Ferrari F620 GT set for Geneva - with 710hp

Bye-bye 599: Maranello's new flagship GT is called the F620 - and it should pack quite a punch



Ferrari will unveil its 710hp successor to the 599GTB Fiorano at the Geneva motor show in March, according to German mag Auto Bild.

599 production stopped last year
599 production stopped last year
According to our German colleagues (whoserendering and spy-shot story you can see here), the new car's internal codename is F152, but it will be christened the F620 when it comes to market.

As well as front-end styling that owes a great deal to the Ferrari FF, the F620 will use the same 6.3-litre V12, albeit with an extra 90hp. It won't get the four-wheel-drive system from the FF, however, Ferrari perhaps wisely sticking to a more purist-friendly rear-wheel drive set-up for its flagship GT. (Much as we predicted lastspring, but we don't like to brag...)

The transmission of that power, meanwhile, will be via a version of the same seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox used in the 458 Italia.

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ali4390

Original Poster:

1,961 posts

113 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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The spy shots look interesting to say the least.

E38Ross

23,677 posts

160 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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6.3 L V12 making over 700bhp in a RWD GT car, sounds good to me!

Stew2000

2,776 posts

126 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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620 - 6.3L? so it's really a 2550cc?

Polarbert

17,833 posts

179 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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How much will it weigh? Sounds very good, but I can't help but think it might be a tad excessive. If the 599 GTO is to go by it looked as if a lot of the power was wasted without any of the computers on.

goron59

397 posts

119 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Looks a bit minging in the rendering.... hope it looks better IRL.

MagicMonkey

80 posts

123 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Nah, not for me thanks, I'll stick with the AWD Aventador!!

tuffer

8,566 posts

215 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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There is a pretty high likelihood that I will mess my pants when I see this, already have the 599 at the top of my wishlist.

kambites

57,592 posts

169 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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I headlight design on the 458 and FF is terrible and this rendering copies it... the rest of it just looks rather generic.

Ferrari's styling department have fallen a very long way since the days of the 308 GTB, IMO.

TVR500Morgan

1,183 posts

100 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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I think it looks stunning and it'll be chuffing quick with that sort of power and 458 style electronics thrown in, it should be a deamon of a car ! will look foward to seeing jezza hurl it around dunsfold and do the obligatory cross Europe TG test in it.

MrTappets

881 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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I wonder how much cash. If it's less than about £300k then the One-77 might be looking a little silly. Though having said that I haven't seen a single review of one, so perhaps I shouldn't judge. Maybe it really is worth a million quid.

Looks like Ferrari might have another game-changer here. Mclaren must be feeling daunted. What with the 458, FF and this they'll have one hell of a lineup.

BMWill

447 posts

127 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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kambites said:
it just looks rather generic...

...Ferrari's styling department have fallen a very long way.
I agree. Ferraris just don't seem to have the appeal they used to have from the last century.

= )

BlueMR2

7,658 posts

150 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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They all look fugly.

I'd stick with a 575m, Testarossa and a Diablo for the money.

E38Ross

23,677 posts

160 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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MrTappets said:
Mclaren must be feeling daunted. What with the 458, FF and this they'll have one hell of a lineup.
McLaren have confirmed though, the 12C is just the start....

soad

30,485 posts

124 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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E38Ross said:
6.3 L V12 making over 700bhp in a RWD GT car, sounds good to me!
+1

Blukoo

3,812 posts

145 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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It's no Aventador!

sday12

4,828 posts

159 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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kambites said:
Ferrari's styling department have fallen a very long way since the days of the 308 GTB, IMO.
I agree, all Ferraris have looked like ste sine 1975 rolleyes

Gizmo!

18,150 posts

157 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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What a model range. 458, FF, F620.

Anyone know how they've arrived at the number? I thought they still had some (tenuous) link to the engine in the name? Though having said that I can't remember what it was for the 599 either.

George H

14,336 posts

112 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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Is 710bhp not a little bit excessive for a GT car? By all means in a sports/supercar, just seems a bit unnecessary in a GT car. Can't see it being a looker either if it's taking styling hints from the FF.

g3org3y

14,250 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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710bhp! Blimey, that's quite some figure. What's the estimated weight on this?

Gizmo!

18,150 posts

157 months

Tuesday 7th February 2012
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George H said:
Is 710bhp not a little bit excessive for a GT car? By all means in a sports/supercar, just seems a bit unnecessary in a GT car. Can't see it being a looker either if it's taking styling hints from the FF.
The front-engine-RWD model in the Ferrari range isn't supposed to be a GT, it's supposed to be a supercar. As opposed to the 458, which is supposed to be a (super-)sportscar.

The FF is the 'GT' model (or maybe the California).