Following hot on the heels of spy shots reportedly depicting a Ferrari 599 Spider, the boys over at have acquired a set of photos of what appears to be a government certification mule for the highly anticipated upcoming Ferrari F450.
Typically, Ferrari test mules run with the previous model's body panels, hiding the shape from the public eye and leaving us guessing at what lurks underneath. These shots are a different story altogether. Although missing the front and rear fascias, these test vehicles show most of the body, the aluminum frame, a bit of the interior and the engine bay – complete with twin-clutch transmission and high-mounted exhaust outlets – giving us what looks to be our closest glimpse at the upcoming replacement for the F430 we've seen yet.

The new V8 supercar is expected to debut at theFrankfurt Auto Show this coming September, with a hybrid variant potentially popping up at the Los Angeles show a few months later. In the meantime, follow the link to check out the photos for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Patrick!


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