• Jan 6, 2011
Ferrari 612 successor spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Our army of camera-wielding spy shot masters have managed to snag a few tasty photos of what appears to be the most advanced test mule of the expected shooting brake interpretation of the 612, and given the cladding slathered all over this particular vehicle, it would be easy to believe that the Prancing Horse pictured above is that very creation. Still, we have reason to believe that additional camouflage on this mule is covering up something a little more conventional – a 2+2 coupe bodystyle, though a rakish two-box shape may also be in the cards down the road.

A longer wheelbase is expected to help facilitate a little extra leg room, or possibly the components of a new Ferrari all-wheel drive system. There's also some thinking that points to the next 612 as packing a KERS-type system to help boost fuel economy and power off of the line. Either way, we'll find out more as we get closer to the Geneva Motor Show in March, where the 612 successor is expected to make its debut.



[Source: Shawn and Shonna Speer for CarPix]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      awwww...baby Ferrari is cold & all bundled up for the winter!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I personally don't find all hybrids offensive to think about driving/owning. Only the full/parallel types.

      This KERS system would be a lot like what is on the GT3 race car.

      I wouldn't mind if all AWD cars had the front wheels powers by regenerative braking. Might even lower overall weight and COG compared to a clutch/shaft system. Plus the rears would still be 100% Ferrari V12 power!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, the car pictured there has Ferrari's new top-secret hybrid system... you can just make out the arch of the back of the cyclist permanently mounted over the rear axle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I'd pick a shooting brake or 2+2 hatchback Ferrari, but since I'm probably never going to own any kind of Ferrari, and since I want pretty much everyone else to build shooting brakes, I hope Ferrari does it to make the body style more popular. Then maybe someone will sell something like that in the US.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've seen the car. It's an odd one but potentially a grower.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A Hatchback? the Prancing Horse is about to trip and fall in shock... joke's over... I love shooting brakes and i hope this one is an actual one not just camouflaged as one
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this car looks better than the 612. I never did like the front of the 612.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here is hoping Ferrari really turns around one of the most ungainly of modern Ferraris.

      I was never much a fan of the 612- especially with the patheric 5 spoke wheels it came with that did it no favors.

      Then again, I may be biased- I always loved the 456.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hatchback Ferrari would be pretty interesting!