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Old 2nd November 2009, 18:18   #1
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Ferrari is reportedly currently working on the three V12 cars that will replace its comparable current offerings: the 612 Scaglietti, 599 GTB, and Enzo. The 612's follow-on will be the first one to arrive, likely in early 2012, and another mule has been spotted out and about. It still sports the hood scoop (bigger engine with more power, anyone?) and California-style stacked tailpipes, and it looks like it might have a longer wheelbase to boot.

Rumor has it that the new direct-injected V12 will be 40 percent less polluting and get 40 percent better gas mileage than the 5.7-liter V12 presently in use, even as it's expected to get a slight 7-horsepower bump to 540. The fuel economy increase would provide a very respectable 16 MPG – not bad for a car that ought to hustle to 60 MPH in about 4.5 seconds. Check out a host of new spy photos in our gallery below. In case you're curious, the sticker on the steering wheel boss which reads "Betrieb nur mit geschlossener Motorhaube" is an instruction telling drivers that the engine should only be started with the hood closed.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 01:02   #2
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Looks a little too sedate,IMO. Not as aggressively styled as the other Ferraris. And definitely carrying over a lot of styles from the current 612.
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the 612 was never a good looker and this one is almost the same. its quite old now and am surprised to know that it will be replaced in 2012.
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this is most likely the test mule guys. ferrari are not gonna test the real car without camo. they never reveal the car until the appropriate time. the real thing should look a lot different.(and hopefully better too)

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Err... I've always wondered whether their GT's actually sell that well, I mean, enough for them to develop model after model like their other product range. Sure, they may be fantastic tourers, but AFAIK they don't really sell that well, and depreciate like crazy.
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Like they say, there's nothing like too much power

I'm not a big fan of those stacked tailpipes like the California.
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this is most likely the test mule guys. ferrari are not gonna test the real car without camo. they never reveal the car until the appropriate time. the real thing should look a lot different.(and hopefully better too)
I doubt if it's going to be too different.
It has been only 5-6 years since 612 was launched
Considering the trend 456 lasted 11-12 years, 400 + 412 lasted 13-14 yrs so expecting the same for 612. It won't be surprising if it comes up as 612M with minor changes.

The only styling change visible so far is - Cali styled stacked tailpipes and 612 Kappa Styled hood scoop (larger), so nothing new or radically different.
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the 612 was never a good looker and this one is almost the same. its quite old now and am surprised to know that it will be replaced in 2012.
They would just be testing the mechanicals with the 612 body, that would not be the final design
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