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F152 Test Mule

Winter is coming in Europe, enough reason for Ferrari to wrap their latest F152 test vehicle in a warm winter jacket. This F152, is the 599 successor which is due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The disguise leaves a lot to the imagination of what the future Ferrari GT flagship might look like. However Autoblog.nl reports that the sound can clearly be heard - no wonder, with a 6.3 liter V12 under the hood.
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Mike- Great photos, thanks. Looks like it has rear quarter windows rather than the peek-aboo quarter windows with flying buttresses like the 599. The grille spacing still looks similar to the FF to me.

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Taz: Exactly what I think I was seing too. Perhaps this was just a suspension setup and not a real test run.

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Nathan- Not to worry, we can only see the grille spacing, not the shape. Besides, what is wrong with smiling grilles?

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Awesome photos. I've never seen a car cover used to hide the body like this. Just 4 months to go before we see the actual car.
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Car cover is a new one,

Latest I have heard is that front end will borrow heavily from the FF. Launch to key potential customers is in Janaury at Maranello.
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These renderings look like they could be fairly accurate based on info I heard from someone who has contacts at the factory.
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Iain- That looks fine, and the grille looks nice, but is more derivative than I would have thought. In scale, the exhaust pipes they show would be at least 4" each. Sewerpipes even bigger than Novitec's 90 mm (~3.5") tailpipes.

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I think AutoExpress magazine have cobbled bits of it together using other images Terry. The tail pipes are certainly taken from a California.

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