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Ferrari F450 spy video – Click above to view the video after the jump

Catching a glimpse inside Ferrari's top-secret Fiorano test track in Maranello is a rare treat. Catching a developmental test mule for an upcoming supercar on video is another matter entirely. But as Ferrari prepares for the anticipated debut of the successor to its F430, the proverbial cat was bound to leap out of the bag.

You'll find the full video after the jump, where you'll be able to discern a few key differences between this and the F430 it replaces. We won't speculate on the cosmetics, as those will all have changed by the time the veil is lifted in Frankfurt, but there are a few mechanical giveaways worth noting. The big air intakes protruding from the rear end, along with the larger exhaust pipes, should help the enlarged, direct-injection V8 eclipse even the 430 Scuderia's 520-horsepower output. A redline approaching 10,000 rpm should also help the cause, which could be managed by the California's seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox to replace the F1-style robotized manual. Follow the jump to watch the footage for yourself.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not exactly, it is the front bumper of the ferrari f430 escuderia... check it again
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ah, whatever. Just launch it with a paper bag over its head.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're right, it is exactly the same as the Scuderia front end.

        It was the grainy still from the video that threw me off, it looks more squared off in the still. After watching the video again, I see that the openings are more rounded than they appear in the still.
      • 5 Years Ago
      rpm per second makes no sence.. its rps (revolutions per second)
      • 5 Years Ago
      The transmission in that thing is nuts, you can hear how fast it shift just by the engine noise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      10,000 rpm? That's 166+ rpm per second. **drool**

      Nice, and if I were in a position to buy a Ferrari, or other exotic, yellow is one of the colors I would not choose along with red, white, and all the fruit flavor colors that Lambo is offering.
        • 5 Years Ago

        yeah, I'm stoked about that too :D :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice that the taillights were losing their minds on the red car at the end?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The tail-lights were having spastic attacks!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The yellow one has a super diffuser.
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