A whole string of new models from Ferrari are in the pipeline. And once in a while, we get an insider's glimpse at what to expect. This time, Automotive News Europe has what they believe is a handle on the Maranello marque's plans for the next few years, and so far things look promising.

First up, reports are circulating that Ferrari will present the new 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The successor to the discontinued 430 Spider is tipped to get some sort of retractable hard-top, though we'll have to wait to see precisely what form that will take.

ANE is also reporting that a more hardcore version of the 458 will arrive in 2013, though given that the lightweight model changed designations from the 360 Challenge Stradale to the 430 Scuderia, we'd expect the new model to carry a different name yet again. Following the California's anticipated facelift in 2013, the 458 Italia itself is also rumored to get a refresh in 2014, though given that the car just went on sale last year, that timeframe could prove a little premature.

The 599 GTB Fiorano is slated, according to the report, for replacement next year. The vehicle code-named F152 is expected to keep the front/rear layout, but benefit from direct injection in its V12 engine like the new FF.

Rumor has it that the successor to the range-topping 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo is also slated to arrive sometime next year, giving Ferrari a very fresh model line in the very near future.


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      • 3 Years Ago
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      M
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why can't Ferrari make a "poor woman's" model for under $75k?
        larry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @M
        Maybe L L can get you a real good deal on a Ferrari with her penny auction scams. L L peddles on every web site. I don't understand why the screeners allow L L to post this scam on all the webs .
      YourDad
      • 3 Years Ago
      ugly but I would still drive it :P
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously, isn't one Ferrari convertible enough?
        4011
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        The new California hardly counts as a Ferrari, and I think we can expect the 458 Spider to actually be a performance car, whereas the California is ready to be painted pink and have Hello Kitty stamped on the seats.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @4011
          A bit harsh, dont you think? The California is a 4 seat GT car, one that would probably crush a 430 performance wise. Ferrari has 2 types of car with 2 engine types. GT with a V8 (Cali), GT with a V12 (612, now FF), supercar with a V8 (458), and a supercar with a V12 (599). Yes a 458 spyder is necessary as a mid engine high performance droptop, but don't immediately discount the Cali.
        azfiddy9
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dan
        What if it gets dirty and it's the only one you have ?
          larry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @azfiddy9
          I had to get rid of my Ferrari. The ashtray was full, tires getting low.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmm, the 458 engine is already pretty highly strung...124 hp per litre and revving to 9000rpm with a 12.5:1 compression ratio. Anything more powerwise (assuming NA and same displacement) for a hardercore variant would be either highly unstable or not streetable. So I suggest going for an almost straight exhaust ditching the tiny muffled center pipe, tweaking the intake, and gain 15 or so hp at most, but focusing on dramatic weight reduction. You want luxuries such as leather everywhere and a dual clutch tranny? Get the base model. Having a manual transmission will slow the shifts but back up the hardcore drivers car theme and save weight. Basically a road legal 458 Challenge would be amazing. The 458 spyder should have a folding soft top or removable carbon fiber roof panel stowable behind the seats, no need for a power retractable hard top, that's for the California. And I hope the 599 replacement only borrows direct injection from the FF and not its looks, because the FF isnt Ferrari sexy. The next Enzo successor? Twin Turbo 458 Italia V8, mid engine, RWD, and not much over 1000kg. That is how I hope the next few years of Maranello's finest are like, Ferrari don't dissappoint.
      Mike B
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't think replacing the 458 in 2014 is premature, that's in line with the 5 model year life of ferrari v8s F355, introduced in 1994 for the 1995 model year 360 Modena, introduced in 1999 for the 2000 model year F430, introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year 458 Italia, introduced in 2009 for the 2010 model year The new car will probably be introduced in the Frankfurt Motorshow of 2014 and be a 2015 model year car.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike B
        Reread the article. It doesn't say anything about replacing the 458, only refreshing it.
          Mike B
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          I know, and you know what a refreash means for a Ferrari v8? change of name and a bit of change on the looks, more power and maybe less weight, the 360 and F430 are on the same platform (F131 and F131E), the 348 and F355 were also on the same platform, Ferrari will use the 458 platform for 10 years too. and the refreash coming in 2014 won't be called 458 Italia.
      4 String
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ronald Weasley wouldn't drive one of these.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      nyfury
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love Ferrari, But the Lamborghini Aventador just destroyed anything Ferrari has out currently style wise. Hopefully the Enzo replacement will level the playing field.
      larry
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's a red Ferrari rotting on Universal Studios back lot. Was used in Magnum P.I. shoots.
        alfredschrader
        • 3 Years Ago
        @larry
        You can't drive it cause where can you park it ? They can't touch that PI Ferrari cause that Magnum actor is asleep in it.
      T REXX
      • 3 Years Ago
      i wouldn't kick it out of my garage
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