The arrival of any new Ferrari is bound to be anticipated eagerly by legions of fans around the world, but few more keenly than the successor to the famed Enzo.

Following in a line that dates back to the 288 GTO, through the F40, the F50 and most recently the Enzo, the new top-of-the-line hypercar from Maranello is now well on the road to readiness. We're told to expect its arrival in less than a year from now at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but while endless speculation has filled the void until now, we've now got our first batch of spy shots showing – to some extent, anyway – what Ferrari is working on.

While the widened 458 test mule in these spy shots is wearing a hideously humorous hodgepodge of sheetmetal and body cladding evidently thrown together in a back room in Maranello (with the lights off), we're told this is not an actual prototype for the Enzo successor – sure to wear a different name, but referred to internally as project F70 – but rather a rolling test bed for components that will make up the finished product.

That is expected to include an uprated (and backwards-turned) version of Ferrari's new 6.2-liter V12 from the F12 Berlinetta, producing more power and augmented by a hybrid electric assist. Despite the added hybrid bigs, the F70 is still said to be light in weight, and it will be sent gunning for the Bugatti Veyron with a targeted 0-60 run in under 2.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 250 mph.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      That's one of the better Fiero conversions I've seen.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Somewhere inside that very, very ugly cocoon...lies a beautiful butterfly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      These photos make me really happy for some reason
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      I really hope this car doesnt use the F458's headlights or the FF's grille. I could live with the former, but PLEASE do not let it be the latter, it's the only thing in the F12's design I completely dislike.
      Wes Mantooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      i haven't liked where ferrari's design has gone after the 458. the ff wasn't that visually appealing and the f12 looks more like a dragon than a prancing horse
      The Wasp
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not a fan of the landau top.
      • 3 Years Ago
      EF70 won't look like this people. it is just a test mule. Yes the test mule is ugly, considering it is a breadvan version of the 458, but i expect the actual thing to be better than the current ferrari lineup, especially the FF.
      • 3 Years Ago
      given ferrari's recent penchant for fugly cars, i'd say that's pretty close to the final design...
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is a lot of distance from the driver to the rear wheels.... Very V12ish. Maybe it will look something like clapton's car, a bit like a 512bbi?
      EXP Jawa
      • 3 Years Ago
      At first glance (before reading the title) I thought I was looking at mule for the Stratos, hoping they changed their minds about a production version...
      ds fsdfds
      • 3 Years Ago
      Doland and Gooby built a Ferrari.
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