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Ferrari 599 Successor To Be 'F620'

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On: Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:20AM | By: Chris Weiss


Ferrari 599 Successor To Be 'F620'

If you've been following Ferrari, you knew that the 599 GTB Fiorano was destined to be the last in a line of "500" models. It succeeded the 575 M and 550 Maranello, and given that there isn't another whole number in the 500s, it was bound to be the last model in that lineage starting with a 5.

Well, if rumors are true, not only will the 599 successor be the first of the 600 models, it will also use a slightly different naming structure.

According to reports originating on Germany's Auto Bild, the new Ferrari two-seater will be called the F620. The 620 relates to the size of the car's 6,262 cubic inch (6.3-liter) V-12 engine. Unlike in the Ferrari FF, that F is not expected to stand for "four wheel drive," as Ferrari will not equip the new model with the 4RM 4WD system used in the FF.

The addition of the F marks a departure from Ferrari's recent naming structure. The F620 will be the first in Ferrari's flagship lineage to bear the F since the F512 M, the 550 Maranello's predecessor from the mid-1990s. Other past flagships like the F40 and F50 also followed the nomenclature, but those models were part of a super-599 lineage, which was last seen in the Enzo. That lineage will be revived this year when Ferrari introduces a new Enzo-succeeding supercar.

Ferrari admitted last year that the F620 will have around 700-hp and Auto Bild's report puts the figure at 710-hp. The engine will be a tuned version of the FF's 6.3-liter V-12. The F620 is also expected to lose some weight over its successor.

We won't have to wait long for all the details on the F620; it will debut at next month's 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The Enzo successor is also scheduled for a 2012 debut. That model will sit above the F620 and will compete with some of the world's fastest, most expensive supercars. It's expected to get a V-12 engine worth close to 800-hp and will feature some of Ferrari's latest technologies including a carbon fiber chassis and possible KERS system.




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Stephy21 | 12:20PM (Fri, Feb 10, 2012)

Its good to hear that Ferrari is changing their lineup names and coming with some fresh new models to the Geneva Auto Show.


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Sami18 | 12:21PM (Fri, Feb 10, 2012)

This new Ferrari looks alot different than all the other models, and in a good way to.



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