Recent speculation fed by sources from within Ferrari and its CEO suggest Ferrari will launch the new Ferrari F151 (codename for the 612 Scaglietti successor) at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2011. A number of innovations will be incorporated in the new Ferrari flagship GT. It will be lighter, stiffer and resembling the style of the Ferrari 458 Italia.
Specific features that are planned to make their appearance on the F151 include the performance-oriented all-wheel-drive gear. This electronically controlled system employs a second clutch to engage the front wheels when the driving-wheels slip. Another feature we are likely to see on the F151 at some point is Ferrari’s hybrid HY-KERS system. The F151 is expected to be powered by a new 6.3 liter V12 paired with Ferrari’s seven-speed DCT transmission.
Stay tuned for more on the new Ferrari F151 prior to the unveil at the Geneva Motor Show 2011.
4wd just had to come, with power levels going up they had to do it to compete however clever they could get with diffs.
Is this AWD thing for shure? Becouse in 2007 when Ferrari celebrated their 60th birthday Luca di Montezemolo said in interview for TopGear magazine that Ferrari would never produce AWD, SUV and diesel cars. So I’m asking again. Is this for sure and where from the info comes?
Come on guys! Give me something.
A bit of information (heard it through the grapevine):
It will indeed be a 4wd. 660 hps, 0-100kmh in 3.7 seconds, front will look like the 458 Italia, design a shooting break style, the back apparently criticized since it is high and then goes straight down, a bit like a “station wagon”.
But I am confident that it looks great (maybe also after getting used to it) but apparently Luca di Mo. has had his hands in the design and the car in general, so I trust that it will be a great car.
World premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. I will be there!