• Jun 23, 2009
Following hot on the heels of spy shots reportedly depicting a Ferrari 599 Spider, the boys over at CzechFerrari.cz have acquired a set of photos of what appears to be a government certification mule for the highly anticipated upcoming Ferrari F450.
Typically, Ferrari test mules run with the previous model's body panels, hiding the shape from the public eye and leaving us guessing at what lurks underneath. These shots are a different story altogether. Although missing the front and rear fascias, these test vehicles show most of the body, the aluminum frame, a bit of the interior and the engine bay – complete with twin-clutch transmission and high-mounted exhaust outlets – giving us what looks to be our closest glimpse at the upcoming replacement for the F430 we've seen yet.

The new V8 supercar is expected to debut at theFrankfurt Auto Show this coming September, with a hybrid variant potentially popping up at the Los Angeles show a few months later. In the meantime, follow the link to check out the photos for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Patrick!

[Source: CzechFerrari.cz]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      CORRECTION: Those are not high-mounted exhaust pipes. those are the INTAKES into the upper plenum. You'll notice that the exhaust is routed downward and will likely exit under the rear bumper. Sorry for nit-picking, great find!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seems unusual that a company that goes through such great lengths to keep mules from leaking would just keep it hanging around for public consumption (albeit illegal public consumption presumably)

      Any chance we have a kit car? The thing is beat to hell on the body - i need to do more research on the engine and look at some pictures and see what we have in the back of that engine bay.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Duh. crap, missed that, sorry.

        I am excited to see the finished project now
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rumor has it, those are crash test samples at the Fiat testing center.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yawn… Yet another 360 derivative notchback blob!

      The end of the 355 was the end of the *exotic* Ferrari V8.
        • 5 Years Ago
        100% true. The 360 was nice, but the F430 was too enzo influenced, aesthetically
      • 5 Years Ago
      The rear looks eerily similar to the California, and if this car shares the one headlight tail end and hideous "terraced" rear quarter panel, then I've officially lost all faith in Pininfarina/Ferrari. 599, 360, 430, and apparently the 450, all unattractive cars, and it's a shame after seeing what they were once capable of not too long ago (355, 575, etc.)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Unfortunately I cant view the pictures as I cant access the CzechFerrari website. I keep getting a error saying that the site cant be viewed?!?!?!?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Note the Front half shafts, and the Quad turbos...
        • 5 Years Ago
        you're joking right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The BLUE and YELLOW make the body look likes it's fiberglass. There's no way, right? Not even for a mule?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry.. those are Catalytic converters... but the front half shafts make it seem as though it is AWD..
        • 5 Years Ago
        you're still joking right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does the logo on the engine (side view) say Farrari (not Ferrari)? Look closely...
        • 5 Years Ago
        I looked closely, and that definitely says Ferrari. Check your vision.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those aren't half shafts, they're the steering endlinks
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't like the new rearlights, like the 599 gtb it has 1 single round backlight on each site.
      The models with double rearlights on each site where always prettier(512BB, GTO, F40, F50, 355, 460, F430,...). They should stick to that one.

      I'm sure the 599GTB and F450 would be much prettier with double rear lights.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes... Those where jokes...just like stirring the pot :)
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