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Officially Weird: Ferrari FF Shooting Brake

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On: Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:16AM | By: Chris Weiss

Officially Weird: Ferrari FF Shooting Brake

The Ferrari codenamed F151 will soon replace the 612 Scaglietti. It's expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and has been identified as a shooting brake update to the 612. Some recent spy shots give us an idea of the shape of the car's exterior and what it will look like inside. And artist Jon Sibal took it one step further in providing a rendering of what the hot, red 612 with pushed-back cabin will look like on the Geneva showroom floor. Not surprisingly, it'll look pretty damn good.

From the spy shots, we see that Ferrari will drop the 599-esque headlights of the 612 in favor of a pair influenced by a newer car: the 458 Italia. Like the 458, the 612 Shooting Brake will get a vertical row of LED running lamps on each side. In its camouflauged prototype form, the new 612 has a more drastically curved front end and what appears to be a small ducktail on the rear. We also see quad exhaust out back.

Given the heavy camo, it's difficult to discern any other details—or to even be confident that what we see won't change drastically when the mask comes off. However, the rendering gives an idea of at what the full reveal might look like.

While the 612's details are still foggy, speculation is that the 2 + 2 will get upgraded with a bigger 6.3-liter V12 worth around 670 horses. The current 612 Scaglietti is powered by a 5.7-liter V12 worth 533 horses, so that will be quite an exciting upgrade if it proves accurate. Speculation indicates a 3.7-second 0-to-62 mph and a 208 mph top speed.

According to a leaked invite, Ferrari will provide an Internet-based sneak preview of its latest creation on January 21 (Friday) at 6:00 a.m. ET. That preview will be available to select invitees only. The rest of us will have to wait until March.

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