Report: Ferrari 599 replacement will be faster, lighter, more hardcore

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO
2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

The improved power coming from the 6.3 V12 in the new 2012 Ferrari FF means that the Italian supercar maker’s next-generation front-engined GT supercar will be even more powerful.

Upgrading the 6.3L V12, which is already good for 651-hp in the new Ferrari FF, the replacement for the 599 due next year is likely to push more than 700-hp – and that should be more than appropriate for Ferrari’s range-topping front-engined GT car. The replacement for the Ferrari 599 will also receive a bunch of weight-saving technology with extensive use of carbon fiber.

What it won’t get is the Ferrari FF’s 4RM four-wheel-drive system. Ferrari says that there is definitely potential to use the RM four-wheel-drive system elsewhere in its lineup but its high-end GT cars will have to remain rear-wheel-drive.

Something more powerful than the Ferrari 599 GTO? We’re looking forward to it.

Refresher: Power for the Ferrari 599 GTO comes from a 6.0L V12 engine making 661-hp with a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft. Mated to a F1 6-speed gearbox, the Ferrari 599 GTO goes from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 208 mph. Ferrari says that the 599 GTO set a record lap at Fiorano in 1 minute and 24 seconds.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: PistonHeads