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Ferrari 599 test mule lapping Fiorano – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Introduced in 2006, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano has earned its place as one of the top GTs on the road today. And it's spawned its fair share of derivatives along the way, but with the new year around the corner, the 599 is about to turn five years old. Which isn't a very long product lifecycle if its replacement were launched tomorrow, but it's apparently enough to have Maranello preparing for a successor – or at the very least, an update – in due course.

Spied lapping the test track of the same name, this Fiorano test mule could be our first look at the 599's eventual successor, or perhaps a higher performance derivative. And as you'll see for yourself in the video after the jump, it sounds very sweet indeed. Thanks for the footage, Marco!

[Source: Marchettino on YouTube]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The way F1 is going, maybe they should do a high performance 4cyl. I know it would be no successor to the 599, but could still be cool. I'd rock it. As long as they don't have the word "hybrid" in the successor, we're good.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It is just as portly as the 599. I remember when Ferrari made really hot little red cars.

        On the smaller engine issue, It would be really great if someone other than BMW heaped some love on small displacement straight 6s. I am not a lover of 4 bangers because of inherent NVH issues. A well massaged 2.4 - 3.0 liter six with direct injection, turbos, DSG. etc., etc.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Being a Ferrari salesman must be the best job in the world.
      You don't even have to try.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm leaning more towards speculation that this is testing of the hybrid system, but it's exciting to think otherwise...
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      Those double-clutch gearboxes are slick, but the end result is just too sanitized for me.

      THIS is how a Ferrari V12 should sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu-FZecEch8&feature=related
      • 4 Years Ago
      This could also be the test mule for the Enzo successor's engine.