The next-generation of Ferrari vehicles will reportedly utilise a new modular platform that's currently under development.

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According to Automobile, the new modular platform will debut in 2017 and will be used on all future Ferrari vehicles, except for, perhaps, high-performance limited-edition models and the V6-powered Dino.

The new platform is said to be based around an aluminium spaceframe, and has been designed to accommodate both front- and mid-engine vehicles, as well as various drivetrains, suspension setups and electrical components. The new setup will allow for more efficient production, as well as reduced development costs.

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The first vehicle to be spawned from the soon-to-be independent brand's new modular platform will be the new California, which is believed to be scheduled in for a 2017 debut. This vehicle, according to the magazine, will be lower and lighter, but will still use a power folding hardtop.

Next up is a replacement for the FF, which, it's said, will ditch the current car's V12 engine favour of a version of the twin-turbo V8 powering the 488. The American publication understands the FF will remain a front-engine four-seat vehicle, but that gull-wing doors are possibility.

Ferrari will reportedly retain the V12 engine layout for the car that eventually replaces the F12.

Should a new V6-powered Dino be green lit to provide a more cost effective pathway to buy into the Ferrari brand, it will use a shortened and, possibly, narrower version of the platform underpinning the recently unveiled mid-engine 488.