This image apparently shows Ferrari's successor to the 599, expected to get a 710bhp power output

This image is rumoured to show the Ferrari 599 successor, a supercar that is expected to be the most powerful road car in Ferrari’s history, with more than 700bhp on tap.

The latest offering from Maranello is due to be officially unveiled next Wednesday. It has already been partly seen in a couple teaser videos issued by the Italian manufacturer and was also captured in testing spy pictures earlier this year. This new image, which apparently shows a new Ferrari, was first leaked to the GTspirit.com website. Speculation has suggested this image shows a wooden styling model designed to show how the finished car will look.

Precise details of the new 599 are scarce ahead of next week's launch, but it will be powered by the next generation of the direct-injection 6.3-litre V12 used in the FF, an engine based on the original 599/Enzo unit and capable of 850bhp in the FXX Evoluzione.

Reports suggest the 599 replacement will have 710bhp. The current 599 GTB has 612bhp in standard tune. Ferrari’s new flagship will also feature breakthrough structural and detailed engineering design to ensure that it is lighter than the model it replaces.

These weight savings will have to be delivered by Ferrari’s alloy monocoque body and not carbonfibre, which has been the route pursued by Lamborghini and McLaren. Ferrari believes that carbonfibre is not yet suitable for the kind of volume production required for the 599 replacement.

 

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24 February 2012

Given Ferrari's recent run of cars that look dreadful in pictures but stunning in the flesh, I'm guessing that what I see in that pic might just be sensational.

24 February 2012

Much better than the FF.

24 February 2012

It's a bit samey to the existing one. Doesn't grab me, styling wise, on a picture at least.

24 February 2012

With incredible newcomers like Pagani or Koenigsegg, or even resuscitated Lamborghini humiliating them day and night, Ferrari is trying hard to pretend they aren't in free fall. It's the price to pay for all these years of calm arrogance, with Lada-like fit and finish, disastrous reliability and poor customer service. How about all those 458 burning spontaneously to the ground. This one looks fine, but looks means nothing without top quality these days.

24 February 2012

Its no Enzo.

24 February 2012

[quote Queen Vicky]With incredible newcomers like Pagani or Koenigsegg, or even resuscitated Lamborghini humiliating them day and night, Ferrari is trying hard to pretend they aren't in free fall. It's the price to pay for all these years of calm arrogance, with Lada-like fit and finish, disastrous reliability and poor customer service. How about all those 458 burning spontaneously to the ground. This one looks fine, but looks means nothing without top quality these days.[/quote] Sorry, almost every word in that post is wrong. Ferrari is obviously something you have an opinion on, but little knowledge of.

24 February 2012

[quote Lesia44][quote Queen Vicky]With incredible newcomers like Pagani or Koenigsegg, or even resuscitated Lamborghini humiliating them day and night, Ferrari is trying hard to pretend they aren't in free fall. It's the price to pay for all these years of calm arrogance, with Lada-like fit and finish, disastrous reliability and poor customer service. How about all those 458 burning spontaneously to the ground. This one looks fine, but looks means nothing without top quality these days.[/quote] Sorry, almost every word in that post is wrong. Ferrari is obviously something you have an opinion on, but little knowledge of.[/quote]

Care to elaborate on that, Lesia?

24 February 2012

[quote Queen Vicky]Lada-like fit and finish[/quote]Never read about that before.
[quote Queen Vicky]disastrous reliability [/quote]
Worse than any other comparable manufacturer? Evidence?
[quote Queen Vicky]poor customer service[/quote]
I've never owned one so can't comment on dealers. Have you?
[quote Queen Vicky]How about all those 458 burning spontaneously to the ground.[/quote]
All? How many exactly?

24 February 2012

I can't stand the design of modern Ferrari's (458 excepted, though it's not as nice as many make out, very fussy in places). This looks like a huge improvement and the proportions seem much better than the outgoing model. Still too fussy at the front though as most modern sportscars are (Aston probably does this best if we don't mention the one-77).

24 February 2012

[quote Lesia44][quote Queen Vicky]With incredible newcomers like Pagani or Koenigsegg, or even resuscitated Lamborghini humiliating them day and night, Ferrari is trying hard to pretend they aren't in free fall. It's the price to pay for all these years of calm arrogance, with Lada-like fit and finish, disastrous reliability and poor customer service. How about all those 458 burning spontaneously to the ground. This one looks fine, but looks means nothing without top quality these days.[/quote] Sorry, almost every word in that post is wrong. Ferrari is obviously something you have an opinion on, but little knowledge of.[/quote]

Oh yeah? My uncle is a Ferrari fan and has owned half a dozen of them, three of them being contemporary, so to speak (355, 612 Scaglietti, and 599 GTB). All of them have had dreadful electric or electronic glitches; 612 stalled once and 599 twice on the road, not to mention annoying noises coming from the dashboard or wind coming from around door panels, etc. As for performance, Veyrons, Agera's, Huayra's or Aventador's confirm what I said on road test comparisons. You might be confounding wrong with sad truth.

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