SPY VIDEO: 2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti On The Track
A new Ferrari is prancing up the company’s Fiorano test circuit and, from the looks of this video, it just might be the new 2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.
Diehard supercar enthusiast Marchettino has caught the 2012 Ferrari 612 Scaglitetti test mule performing maneuvers at Ferrari’s Fiorano test circuit in Maranello, Italy. As seen before in previous spy photos, the prototype is still wearing the body of the current 612, but the car itself is not the main attraction of the video. It’s the sound!
Latest rumors place the media reveal in Geneva 2011 followed by a market launch in early 2012.
According to various reports, power will likely come from a V12 engine with at least 533 and 588 Nm of torque. Backed up by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 612 should accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds, before topping at 200 mph. Unlike today’s model, the 612 replacement could offer an all-wheel drive system.
There’s also word coming around that the new 612 could also use gasoline-hybrid technology, a system Ferrari developed from the KERS system it currently uses in Formula One race cars. As previewed by the HY-KERS concept, which debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the hybrid would probably feature a three-phase electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.
Since the car is expected to be launched in 2012, look for Ferrari to start testing full-body prototypes later this year.