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by Brett Davis

Just added to YouTube yesterday, a lucky bystander next to Ferrari’s Fiorano test track managed to capture the upcoming 2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti replacement being testing out on the track.

If the exhaust note is enough to go by, the new four-seat Ferrari will be as epic as ever. Although first thought to be a simple revised version of the current 612 Scaglietti, the new model is said to feature a brand new V12 engine, an engine that will help the Italian car company bring its average overall emission levels down.

Reports say the new engine will produce 40 percent less CO2 than the current 612, meaning fuel consumption figures could drop from around 20L/100km to just 12-13L/100km.

There’s also rumours around that say the new 612 Scaglietti will be offered with a 410kW V12 and a 75kW electric motor, making it the first Ferrari hybrid. Although, in this video, the car seems to be all about internal combustion power.

Notice the unusually long exhaust pipes and strange square-shaped vent grafted into the bonnet.

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti replacement isn’t scheduled to hit the showrooms until the middle of 2011. The unveiling of the car will be at the 2011 Geneva Show in March.




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