The all-new flagship model – widely rumoured to be called the Ferrari 620 GT – will be unveiled next Wednesday before its first public appearance at the 2012 Geneva motor show on March 6.
To build excitement around the new model, Ferrari has released a shadowy image of the front-engined, rear-wheel-drive supercar along with a 35-second clip that gives us a listen to the car’s new engine in action.
Details of the powerplant are unconfirmed at this stage, although international reports suggest it could be a 6.3-litre V12 with in excess of 520kW of power. The 599’s 6.0-litre engine generated 456kW, while the 2002 Enzo hypercar produced 485kW.
With Ferrari F1 driver Felipe Massa in the hot seat, we can see paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel, seemingly confirming reports the car will feature a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The car has classic Ferrari proportions and design elements, with a large chrome crosshair grille and a long, low bonnet, and as earlier spy photos revealed, high-mounted circular taillights and dramatic quad exhausts.