• Oct 1, 2009
With the new 458 Italia ready to go, the 458 Spider on its way, and the California still fresh on the market, Ferrari is turning its attention from the V8 range to its V12 flagships. CAR sat down with the company's CEO and managing director Amedeo Felisa, who revealed the full roll-out schedule for not one, not two, but three new V12 supercars currently under development in Maranello.

First up is the 612 Scaglietti, which has been on the market since 2004. That may not seem like a long product life cycle, but considering the lackluster Scag hasn't exactly won the hearts and minds of enthusiasts and customers, Ferrari is apparently moving ahead with its replacement, due to hit the market by 2012.

Around the same time, we can expect to see the long-anticipated supercar to follow in the footsteps of the 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo. Although Ferrari has been working on hybrid propulsion and other forms of green technology, those bits won't be ready by the time the Enzo's successor rolls around, so expect a more conventional V12 (or possibly twin turbo V8) to drive Maranello's new benchmark.

The replacement for the 599 GTB Fiorano, meanwhile, will take a little longer. The two-seat GT was introduced a few years ago and recently treated to a new HGTE package to keep it ahead of the competition. But although the new 458 is already expected to outgun the Fiorano, and with arch-rival Lamborghini hard at work on a successor to the Murcielago, Ferrari isn't planning to replace the 599 before 2015.

[Source: CAR]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I haven't really been too impressed with the 458, purely based on the pics I have seen thus far. But here, seeing it next to it's kin, it looks great!

      I forgot they even still made the 612. I never really cared for that one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I had the money today and I were to purchase a Ferrari, I would no doubt purchase a 612. I love the styling of it, the fact that it is a 2+2, and also that it is one of the most recent Ferrari's to not have such a large backing as say the Enzo or the incredible 599.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If only it was a nice looking as i felt the 456 was...then it would be possibly the perfect car!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Every time a Ferrari gets replaced by a newer model I am happy and sad at the same time
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am looking at the photo and going, damn, this is the beginning of a really good day.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh +1 for you buddy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the 599 and F430. One of my wife's fellow Doctors has a 599 and a F430 spider. The F430 is by far my favorite Ferrari ever. I really don't care for it's replacement as it seems to bland to be it's successor.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE Spotted in Carmel Valley California: http://www.madwhips.com/ferrari-599-gtb-hgte/
      • 5 Years Ago
      i quite like the scag. it gets too much unwarranted stick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's amazing how big the 612 is when you stand next to one
      • 5 Years Ago
      the scaglietti, while not an ugly car by any stretch of the imagination, is, in my view, a bit bland in the exterior design department.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. I fell in love with it from the photos and the simple lines but when I saw it in person, I was left wanting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I HATE the California's rear end, it looks so messy.

      The 612 is an alright car, however I think it would have looked better if it didn't look bloated(the 599 basically looks like a 612 but without the bloated look) and its great. the 456 is a great car.
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