Unclear spy shot from a private event has given us a first glimpse of what the front of the highly anticipated Ferrari F150 will look like. The spy shot shows us that the new Italian monster has a wide stance, moulded wheel arches, wide grille and a Formula one style ridge on the hood. The headlights are also visible and are likely to be similar to the ones on the 458 Italia.
The F150 will be powered by a more developed version of the 731bhp 6.3-litre V12 that currently powers the F12 Berlinetta. An electric motor (this will the Italian automaker’s first hybrid) is expected to produce an additional 100bhp and 200Nm of torque. The centrally mounted engine is also expected to get a dual-clutch gearbox and a low-mounted transmission to improve handling.
The car has got a new carbon-fibre monocoque. Inside, Ferrari has taken the F1 theme further by fitting a custom seat, moulded to the owner’s shape, an ‘all controls on the wheel’ F1 style steering wheel and adjustable pedals.
The F150 will be launched sometime next year and is likely to cost in excess of 800,000 GBP (Rs seven crore before taxes).
While some reports suggest the picture was from China (during the 20 years of Ferrari in China celebrations) others say it is from the Finali Mondiali Ferrari (Ferrari World Finals) 2012 in Valencia. This is an annual event by the Italian automaker to mark the end of a motorsports season.
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