• Sep 18th 2008 at 10:29AM
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An internal document has apparently gotten lost somewhere along the information super-highway leading from Maranello to Beijing. The letter, bearing the signature of Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, contains vital information on a new supercar coming from Ferrari.

The successor to the Enzo and beneficiary of the FXX program is labeled as prototype "FX150". According to the document, the supercar will be powered by a mid/longitudinally-mounted twin-turbo V8 producing 794 horsepower and 772 Nm of torque (approximately 570 lb-ft) hooked up to a version of the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission already launched on the California codenamed SF3 (presumably for the third-generation SuperFast gearbox) with shift times down to 50 milliseconds. The carbon fiber construction is said to keep weight down to 1300 kg (~2866 lbs), which, when coupled with the nearly 800hp on tap, is anticipated to propel the FX150 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a blisteringly fast 2.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 390 km/h (242 mph). Testing is stated to begin next month with an eye towards releasing the car sometime next year with a price tag between 1.2 and 1.3 million euros, which is even more than the Bugatti Veyron. It's not that hard to fake an official document, however, so click above to check it for yourself.

UPDATE: We've received correspondence from some fellows who claim responsibility for creating the fake "leaked" document from Ferrari. Turns out it was all just a spoof.

[Source: FerrariChat.com and euro car blog]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Just in case anyone is having troubles finding the hint in the forum :)

      "...had one of the biggest laugh of my life when we were in the process of creating the hoax"

      Post #41
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably fake.

      But then again, my wish for a resurrection of the 288 GTO is not real, either.

      YET.

      Twin turbo longitudinal mid-mounted V8... 470 GTO!!! (or whatever their new V8 capacity is)

      As long as we are dealing with fiction, why not? :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      I call bogus. Who is this letter going to? Why would this information be written in this manner, in english no less?

      They are just begining testing at the end of 2008 for a 2009 model release? I don't think so.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fake! The cheesy "Top Secret" gives it away. Anyone else would have written "Confidential" or "Classified."
        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly...although it would not surprise me if a car similar to the one described was in the works.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I believe it. If you were familiar with Italian companies you would too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh how I wish
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL. Does someone really believe this sort of letter just "leaked" from Ferrari offices? I wonder what would be the purpose of a letter with that kind of detailed info inside the firm. It makes it sound like he's announcing something new to the firm and yet he already has all those details.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looking at your past comments on other sites, i would agrue differently. You may not be a bot, but you are certainly only looking to bump your own websites hits.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fake. How convenient it talks about all the cool stuff, and not "the adhesive used to hold the hose clamp retainer plate fails under high temperature" and the REAL stuff you would see.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why would it be in English?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah no kidding the English gave that one away instantly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ferrari pickup truck?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why would you post this? It's so blatantly fake ... there is no purpose to this "letter" other than telling everything one may want to know about a car.
      Ridiculous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey mods, can we have Bob the Bot here booted?

      thx.
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