Our spy photographers have finally turned their lenses onto something a little more exotic, capturing a prototype of the forthcoming Ferrari F450 undergoing handling tests in northern Italy.
Set to replace the aging F430 Coupe and Cabriolet, the new F450 is expected to boast more than 370kW – a figure that could potentially rise even higher than the track-focussed Scuderia.
Ferrari will use the double-clutch transmission from the California for the F450, mated to an anticipated 4.5-litre variant of the current V8 engine in the F430.
As for styling, the F450 will represent an evolution of the current model, characterised by large flat surfaces with LED driving lights an obvious new addition.
Ferrari has apparently code-named the car F142 and it is expected to make its first public showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.