Ferrari’s Future: New 2+2 V8 coupe in 2008, new Supercar in the works

Ferrari's Future: New 2+2 V8 coupe in 2008, new Supercar in the works

Ferrari just revealed the new F430 Scuderia at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The lightweight version of the F430, the Scuderia weighs 1250kg, 100kg less than the F430 and is powered by a 4.3 liter V8 engine that produces 510 horsepower.

Increasing performance wasn’t the only factor behind making the new Scuderia. As the world shifts towards more environmentally friendly cars, Ferrari is changing as it tries to become a little greener.

Now there are talks that the next supercar will be lighter, more fuel efficient with 500 horsepower being the maximum prerequisite.

Click through to see what Ferrari has planned for the future.

F430: Ferrari just added the new Scuderia, which joins the Coupe and Spider in the F430 lineup. The Scuderia is a lightweight F430 that weighs 100kg less than the F430.

599 GTB Fiorano: Ferrari was working on a convertible variant of the 599 GTB Fiorano (which we’d LOVE to see), but plans have been put on hold since there is an 18-month waiting list for the regular Fiorano.

612 Scaglietti: A replacement is likely in 2010.

2+2 V-8 coupe: Early next year, Ferrari will unveil a 2+2 coupe with a front-mounted, 4.3-liter V-8 engine.

New Supercar: The time frame is unclear for the next limited-edition supercar although it is expected to be much lighter with fuel-efficiency in mind. At the company’s 60th anniversary event this year, the automaker showed the Millechili concept that has a 3.0 liter V8 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine that produces 550 horsepower. Insiders insist that the car will be developed using the concept but the production will look totally different.


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