• Apr 21, 2010
Fiat is in the midst of a grand restructuring, and reports are beginning to trickle in. First up is perhaps the most exciting, dealing with product development plans for Fiat's most prized asset: Ferrari.

According to reports, Maranello currently has a total of six new models or model variants in the pipeline for debut over the next couple of years. The first new variant up for release is the 458 Spider, the convertible version of the 458 Italia that replaces the outgoing F430 Spider. But if that's not enough to whet your appetite, plans are also underway on project F151, the replacement for the lackluster 612 Scaglietti, a four-seat grand tourer that is slated to feature the first road-going implementation of the company's KERS hybrid drivetrain.

Following the 458 Spider and the 612 successor, Ferrari will reportedly launch a successor to the Enzo in 2012. Few details are available on that project, but in the same year we're expecting to see a completely new model to replace the 599 GTB Fiorano, code-named F152.

Finally in 2013, Ferrari is anticipated to overhaul the California with a comprehensive update tentatively called the California M, suggesting the difference between the current version and the new one will be similar in scope to the change from the 456 GT to the 456 M and from the 550 Maranello to the 575 MM. Also set for introduction in 2013 will be a hardcore, track-focused version of the 458 to follow in the footsteps of the 360 Challenge Stradale and the outgoing 430 Scuderia.

Ferrari's engineers had better cancel their dinner plans for the next couple of years, because it sure sounds like they've got their hands full.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I am excited about the new Enzo, can't wait for it
      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche is the sports car wild card. They make mind blowing cars at a fraction of the price of the other "super" sports car manufacturers and they're a lot more reliable.

      I've got love for Ferrari but its hard to top Porsche.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dear Polarstar,

        [If you're a guy] I like the way you think!

        [If you're a girl] Are you single??
      morgan plus four
      • 4 Years Ago
      Steve nailed it. Why aren't they absolutely beautiful? Nice, mostly, but not art. They used to be art.
      • 4 Years Ago
      good replace product
      • 4 Years Ago
      they called ferrari enzo , after Enzo Ferrari, coz it was so good they said.. but what if new replacement for enzo is gonna be better ( and it probably will) how are they gonna call it? Ferrari Ferrari?
      • 4 Years Ago
      good
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ferrari integrates so much race tech in their cars that it seems like a lot of their sportscar-ness has been lost. Too many competitors in that space maybe.

      Do they even make a current model with a non-paddle shifter? 612?
        • 4 Years Ago
        According to Wiki, the F70 is supposed to be more of a track focused, lightweight, stripped car... but I'll believe it when I see it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful cars, but a lot of fuss for the .5% of the population who may own one......they are not the real world most of us live in. Don't see too many Ferrari's speeding down Interstate 5.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      good replace product
      • 4 Years Ago
      Personally, I find Ferrari designs are getting really ugly these days... The california model was truly hideous & these new models in the pics seem to be no better. Gone are the days when every single Ferrari used to be a work of art. Not a good idea for ferrari to expand their line up when none of them their recent models seem to be particulary outstanding... Too much greed & they will end up like the bankrupt detroit losers... ferrari should think about going back to their roots & doing the basics right before thinking about expanding & diluting their greatness with more mediocre products.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Serge
        I wonder what you drive(?) if you think my personal & subjective comment is so out of line here... amusing .....

        At least Sea Urchin in the above is sensible enough to show some 'maturity' & fair 'respect' even though he doesn't agree with my personal view :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I beg to differ, all of their cars are gorgeous.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey at least they don't produce ugly ass SUVs or sedans like certain other sports car manufacturers. And they are still pure bred Italian, unlike their "rivals" in Sant Agata. So for keeping it that way they can pretty much style their cars anyway they want. At least the Italia has functional aero.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree that the styling of recent Ferraris, 458 Italia excluded hasn't done much for me. They look like Japanese versions of Ferraris, but regardless of what you think about the styling, the cars themselves are superb in just about every area.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take Spaggetti and Brusketta
      • 4 Years Ago
      Curious to see if there is an F70 in the works.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Enzo-successor is in the works for 2012. Should be interesting.
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