This is the Ferrari GT, known until now by its internal design code F149, Maranello’s new rear-wheel drive small GT. autocar.co.uk will post the first official pictures tomorrow (Tuesday) but, for now, these covert spy shots are the best around. The new, small 2+2 Ferrari will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. Rather than being an entry-level product below the F430, it will be a similarly priced alternative to Ferrari’s hard-edged sportster. Likely to cost around £130k, the GT will feature a metal folding roof for the first time in Ferrari’s history. This is likely to add weight, although iconic Italian styling house Pinifarina is heavily involved and says it will demonstrate new lightweight construction techniques on the GT. Under the bonnet of the front-engined, rear-drive GT will be a 4.3-litre V8 engine but, aside from its block, this unit has little in common with the F430’s high-revving powerplant.It has direct injection, new intakes, cylinder heads and valve trains, and is expected to offer a more relaxed power delivery. It will also mark the debut of a new type of throttle body never before used on a car. As a marketing prospect, the F149 is likely to be considered by customers who want Ferrari prestige with Grand Tourer capabilities rather than an edgy track tool. It is expected to have a plush, bespoke interior and will be a direct rival for the Aston Martin DB9. For first pictures of the GT and full official information, visit autocar.co.uk on Tuesday 30 May.