Ferrari will unveil a slew of new products over the next two years, starting in about a month’s time at the Frankfurt Auto Show. First among the debuts is the 458 Spider, powered by the same 570-hp 4.5-liter V8 as the coupe, but featuring a retractable hard top. That car will then be followed by a 458 Scuderia mode in 2013. Inspired by motorsports, no details are yet available, but look for a slight bump in power and a more significant drop in weight. That same year Ferrari will look to update the California.
After the Spider is revealed, Ferrari’s next big debut will be in Geneva next March with the unveiling of the successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano. Code named the F152, the new car will remain a front-drive model with two seats and a V12 engine. The rest is a mystery.
But the most exciting news is the next-generation Ferrari supercar. The successor to such historic badges and the F40 an Enzo will be made entirely of carbon fiber and will reportedly use a naturally aspirated V12 engine, highlighting new fuel saving technologies that the Italian automaker will spread across its model range. Production numbers for this model are certain to be low, although with 399 Enzos being made and 349 F50 models being made, a 449 total seems likely.
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[Source: Automotive News]