In October Ferrari signed a deal with the A1GP to supply the series with its Maranello-built race engines and design consultancy services starting from next year’s season through until 2014. Today we get an early look at a computer generated rendering of the new race car designed and built around a Ferrari-sourced V8 engine.

The new car is powered by a 600hp V8 engine and is scheduled to enter shakedown testing in Southern England later this year. The introduction of the new car will be kicked-off with a first drive by A1GP’s own television commentator and F1 legend John Watson.

The chassis is based on the design of the highly successful F2004 chassis but with a number of modifications to meet A1GP regulations. The car’s design, development and production are being overseen by A1GP Technical Director John Travis in Bognor Regis, UK.

Ferrari will also supply engines for a new A2GP series, a new feeder competition that will provide regional exposure for young, prospective drivers who hope to eventually enter the A1 arena.