This is not the first time that Top Speed has told you about a spider version of the fabulous front engine Ferrari 599 before, but these are the clearest spy shots yet. Ferrari is keeping tight lipped about when exactly the drop top V12 powered GT car will make its auto show debut, but if it doesn’t happen by the end of this year, expect to see it sometime in early 2010.

You may be saying to yourself, don’t those taillights and impression down the side of the car look like a California. Although that may be true, that is exactly what the Ferrari design team wants you to think. Look carefully at the front fenders, right underneath where the impression comes to an end. On a California, there is a small vented area right below this point, but on this spy shot, none. Aside from folding convertible top, the 599 Spider will be identical to the coupe version; best of all is the high revving 6.0 Liter V12 that makes well over 600 HP. That should make for a pretty exciting open air driving experience.

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Source: CzechFerrari

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  (78) posted on 06.27.2009

Well, the fact that Ferrari was developping a new model was already known. We found a user on ferrarivhat who’d been talking to his dealer about Ferrari’s future. The latest news is that after the SLR Roadster’s success there will definitely be a 599 Spider. The model is planned for 2009. But considering global warming, this is actually a good thing. Like that you can drive around Zandvoort (racing track in The Netherlands)with the top down. Next year at the Paris Motor Show there will also be the launch of the F149. This model will be the successor of the F430. The next-in-line for Enzo replacement, the F70, can be expected at the end of 2009 or early 2010." Very interesting.

  (79) posted on 06.27.2009

The design is quite decieiving you may assume that this is a remodelled California, yet you can’t loose the fact that is resembles much of a Spider on the sides, the the only point of contention is that funny looking hump on the back of the mule like a lunch box taken by hesitation.

  (137) posted on 06.27.2009

Just by looking at it, it looks like there could be room for shafts up front, possible aw variant... those pipes out back are short as F. they must be using exhaust muffler tips (can’t remember what to call them) because there is just no room there, even wit the flex pipe after the cats to send it out the center rear. The suspension is there, the engine and trans, the layout, etc etc. nothing about it really jumps out at me yet, Camry’s get updated too just to let you know.

  (177) posted on 06.27.2009

Seems unusual that a company that goes through such great lengths to keep mules from leaking would just keep it hanging around for public consumption (albeit illegal public consumption presumably). Any chance we have a kit car? The thing is beat to hell on the body - i need to do more research on the engine and look at some pictures and see what we have in the back of that engine bay.

  (116) posted on 06.27.2009

I think this will gonna be a looker. I has very nice and aggressive sides. Now just as long as they don’t give it the California’s led-cluster headlights, it’s probably going to be the best looking entry-level ferrari in years.

  (231) posted on 06.27.2009

Well, I must say that in the meanwhile the HGTE version joined the family for the people who search a more sporty Ferrari and according to Dutch rumours, that there may be a Scuderia version in the pipeline of course this mysterious car that popped up, a sort of a mule of a Spider whick comes back to life. I can’t wait to see how valid is this speculation.

  (289) posted on 06.27.2009

Well, if you look at the interior you see that this is a Ferrari 599. Most important is the strange hump on this mule’s backside. Big chance that a system is hidden underneath it and the first speculations are about a Spider version. The 599 has a fine backside. However when a Spider version makes it to production the nice aerodynamic bars near the roof reinforcements will have to be replaced

  (318) posted on 06.27.2009

Taillights look like thode from a california. Given the customer type isn’t too worried about the lack of structural rigidity. Just to sat, to me the flying buttreses bring such a unique look to that car it would be a shame to loose them.

  (314) posted on 06.27.2009

I do hope it is a 599 spyder. It would be my perfect modern Ferrari. By the way it would be a 599 GTS. As what I have said, I do like the 599. It is like Ferrari to have a vert version to almost every model these days, F430, F430 Scuderia, and now a 599 GTB variant? interesting indeed.

  (421) posted on 06.27.2009

They could still keep through either building a really trick folding hard top or a glass folding top like the one found on the Superamerica. Like you said it’s one of the unique features of the car and something their design team is very proud of so I can’t envision a 599 without it. It’s not like Ferrari skimps on the technology or innovation on their cars, with the high price tag on Ferrari’s they can afford R&D to make a convertible with the fly buttresses... if they wanted to

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