Yes, I agree with mch. The body seems to have been toned down quite a bit. Perhaps a red exterior and some Scuderia Shields and this car will be in business. However, I am somewhat confused since Ferrari usually produces cars that are quite easy to distinguish from one another and don't follow Porsche who makes all of their cars look more or less the same. I really like the look of the 612 Scaglietti and I always will. However, I don't know if I will ever find this 612 clone as attractive as the original. I need to see the car from the front. Hopefully there will more modifications that will distinguish this car from the 612.
Be smart guys, that car is a mule. It is testing parts that will be used in the 575 replacement.
The body will never look like that - that's for sure. They will only use the actual body some 6 months before the new car goes on a motor show, either Geneva or Frankfurt/Paris. Sales and delivery will follow about 3 months after the motor show. That has been the standard practice with Ferrari.
They probably just took the body parts from the 612 and slapped them on this mule for coverage of the parts instead of a body-less car running around. Sure the door is shorter, but that's an easy cut to fit a test car.
Or...they know people are out there with camera's trying to be the first with spy pics and they sent this thing out to fuel the fires. :wink:
I saw this mule up close in Fiorano, a test driver and engineer came by and stopped for a while. Surely not a 612, a lot shorter, the proportions of the car are much more balanced.
The deck behind the seats is much shorter than a Maranello.
Interior looks very similar to a 612, if it's not identical. There are covered scoops on the sides (behind the front wheels) and on the hood. Engine sounds like it has very low inertia, sounds a lot more sporty than a 612 (and a stock Maranello).
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