Ferrari’s surprise in Geneva is the 612 Scaglietti successor
Before Christmas, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo announced that Ferrari would be headed to the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with something "different". Our early assumptions lead us to believe that he was talking about the next 612, but now we can confirm that this new model is in fact the successor for the current 612 Scaglietti. Bummer, we were kind of hoping to get a little something extra at Geneva.
Codenamed F151, the next 612 Scaglietti will combine front design elements from the 458 Italia with a rear end similar to the 599 Fiorano. The powertrain will be borrowed from the 599 HY-KERS that was revealed in Geneva this year. This hybrid system combines a V12 550 HP engine with an electric motor of 100 HP. This new system will help reduce fuel consumptions by 35% and will also help the new 612 Scaglietti to not exceed CO2 emissions of more than 280 grams of per kilometer.
Apparently, Ferrari took all of the reactions they received back in 2004 when they first unveiled the 612 and used them to make the decisions that would mold and shape the successor. The final product of these decisions will be waiting for all of us when the show doors open in March 2011.