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700bhp for Ferrari 599s replacement

By FaezClutchless on 22 Oct 2011

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Back in 2007, Ferrari released the 599 GTB Fiorano as their flagship two-seater model. With a V12 6.0 litre engine and producing 612bhp, making it the most powerful Ferrari production car. It is one of those few cars whose engine output exceeds 100bhp per litre. Rumours have it that Ferrari is set to replace the 599 with a much lighter and more powerful grand tourer.

Ferrari will unveil a replacement for the 599 GTB Fiorano during the Geneva Motor Show this coming March. Codenamed F152, the car will have a new engine and transmission, developed from the FF model.

The new car will feature an even more powerful version of the FFs 6.3-litre V12 direct-injection engine, producing 700bhp. That will make it the most powerful car in the range, with 50bhp more than the FF and 88bhp more than the current car. The extra power will give the car a top speed of 215mph and a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds, about as fast as a Lamborghini Aventador.

Unlike the FF, it wont feature four-wheel drive all that power will be sent to the rear wheels through the FFs seven-speed twin-clutch transmission, with an F1-style electronic differential.

It will have adaptive dampers and continue to make extensive use of aluminium. A wide mix of alloys will feature in its new chassis, which was developed from the FFs, but will have a shorter wheelbase. Carbon fibre will be used in some body panels, helping to drop its weight below the current cars 1,690kg.

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