2012 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti successor test mule spy shots
It seems like just yesterday that Ferrari's 612 Scaglietti was launched but it's actually been more than five years, which is why it’s not surprising that test-mules for the car’s successor are already completing shakedowns runs at the Italian automaker’s private Fiorano circuit.
While this test-mule was previously thought to be for a minor mid-cycle facelift for the 612 Scaglietti, key details such as the extended front-end, bonnet bulge, longer wheelbase and realigned exhaust pipes confirm this vehicle represents something much more significant than a facelift.
For the successor to the 612, Ferrari will be primarily focused on giving it an edgier, more up-to-the-minute look that will likely be joined by a greener powertrain as well.
Not much else is known as the car isn't expected to make its launch until late 2011, but according to previous reports it could feature a brand new V-12 engine. The new mill is tipped to have 40 percent fewer carbon-dioxide emissions than the current one in the Scaglietti, which would fit Ferrari’s internal goal of reducing its emissions and fuel-consumption by that same amount by 2012.
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