First details on Ferrari’s next 599
Despite what many people have said about the Ferrari FF, a lot of people have taken a liking to the sports car. So much so, in fact, that it has already been sold out for 2011. If rumors circulating the 599 successor end up holding any water, elements from the controversial FF will find their way into the new GT model which is expected to be unveiled next year.
The Ferrari 599 GT will use the same gasoline direct injection V12 used in the FF, but it will be tricked to deliver an impressive 700 HP, up from the FF’s 600 HP. Four-wheel drive won’t be transferring over however as Ferrari has decided to keep the current RWD configuration. The company itself confirmed in a previous statement that an AWD system won’t be used on Ferrari’s ’ultimate’ sporting machines.
Going back to the Ferrari FF, the next version will focus on a reduction of total weight, but this doesn’t mean it will get carbon fiber elements: "The history of aluminum is not finished yet and full carbon fiber structures are still not economically viable for build volumes of more than two or three cars per day."
Source: Piston Heads