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 |  Feb 27 2012, 1:45 PM

Ferrari‘s 620 GT has been anything but scarce in the media. With leaked images spreading across the internet last week and sketches giving a vivid picture before the Geneva debut, we’re more-or-less aware of the car ahead of time.

Despite that, the Italian automaker is still releasing teaser footage which probably falls short of the thrill last week’s leaked photos produced.

This is the third clip to hit the web, but don’t expect anything exciting. We get a few fleeting glimpses of the 620 being sculpted from clay and few design sketches played over dramatic music, but that’s it. Maybe we should all be congratulating Ferrari for staying strong and holding back.

We’ll be covering the official unveiling next week at the Geneva Auto Show, until then you can watch the video below.

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 |  Feb 26 2012, 11:01 AM

All sorts of exciting news is breaking with the upcoming Ferrari 620 GT debut, with a leaked photo coming out earlier in the week, and now specifications that have supposedly come directly from the Italian exotic automaker.

It appears that the F620 GT will be powered by a 6.3L V12 powerplant with 740-hp and 690 lb-ft of torque. If those specs hold true, it will be the most powerful 12-cylinder engine Ferrari has ever produced – FXX notwithstanding. Paired to a 8,700-rpm redline, it appears the 620 GT will propel to 60-mph in just 3.1 seconds, while its 100-mph sprint will be done in 8.3 seconds. Overall, the 620 GT will also be lighter and shorter than the outgoing 599 model.

The official unveiling of the Ferrari will happen on February 29th, looking as if Ferrari will take advantage of the Leap Year to do something special for their new model. Plus, look for live photos from the Geneva Motor Show, starting March 6th.

Revision: The Ferrari 620 GT will run 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in 8.5 seconds.

[Source: Gt Spirit]

 

 |  Feb 24 2012, 12:25 PM

The Ferrari 620 GT has finally leaked. After being teased so much by Ferrari, we finally get to see the new Italian supercar. This photo was taken by someone backstage at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, where the new Ferrari is sitting in hiding until its official Motor Show debut on March, 6.

The 620 GT is touted as being the most powerful Ferrari ever, and is supposed to get a 6.3-liter V12 engine with an output somewhere in the area of 740 hp, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The newest Ferrari has some seriously aggressive styling, clearly taking cues from the FF, and 458 Italia, with what looks to us like a little bit of a Fisker Karma mixed in.

Let us know what you think of the newest Ferrari in the comments section below.

GALLERY: Ferrari 620 GT

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 |  Feb 23 2012, 2:16 PM

The Ferrari 620 GT will bow to the public on February 29, in full form, and Ferrari is creating some more media buzz by releasing a new teaser photo and video.

Not much more is revealed in the photo, except for a small piece of the nose, which looks like the 599 with a bit of a deeper grill. The 620 GT will bow with a V12 under the hood, that is rumored to produce over 700 hp. The rear end of the car was caught in a spy photo, and the exhaust note was teased by Ferrari in a video, but as of yet the full car image and details have not leaked; unlike many other debuts lately.

Check back here for our 2012 Geneva Motor Show coverage, and the unveiling of the new Ferrari.

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 |  Feb 22 2012, 12:47 PM

Marco Mattiacci, CEO of Ferrari North America, has officially been given the 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year award and is the first Italian executive to receive the award.

“This year, the nominating committee chose to recognize Marco Mattiacci as an emerging leader whose accomplishments are certainly impressive and worthy of recognition,” said Robert Djurovic, executive director of the Automotive Executive of the Year Award program.

The accomplishments Djurovic described included increasing sales in North, Central, and South America 20 percent since his appointment in January 2010.

Mattiacci is the first Italian executive to receive the award. “After more than 55 years in North America, Ferrari’s largest market, we continue to showcase the company and its innovation, the growth of our product offerings,and consistently place a priority on the relationship with our clientele and enthusiasts,” he said.

It’s been a long time since Ferrari failed to evoke an enthusiastic response, though that has happened, think back to the 1980 Mondial 8. This is certainly a good time to get excited about new models coming off the line.

The 620 GT, successor to the 599 GTB Fiorano, is set to debut at next month’s Geneva Auto Show and will probably blow the doors off the competition. Hopefully Mattiacci has more like this on tap for the future.

That said, we were a little surprised the nod didn’t go to Sergio Marchionne, Fiat-Chrysler CEO, who achieved something many thought impossible: returing Chrysler to profitability. To be fair, there are still plenty of pitfalls in his way. Maybe next year?

For now we’re keeping a close eye on the iconic prancing horse badge, excited to know whats next.

 |  Feb 19 2012, 5:00 PM

The successor of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano is now rumored to make its official debut on February 22nd, 2012 – ahead of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It will supposedly follow a dealer and client presentation that is happening the day before.

With the new rumor comes as a new spy photo has hit the net. Allegedly of the rear end of the new 620 GT,  it appears to be a prototype, rather than a production model.

When it does arrive, the 620 GT will be powered by a 6.3L V12 with 700-hp with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

The new supposed reveal date is just a few days away, so we’ll just hang tight to see what surfaces. Until then, see AutoGuide’s complete 2012 Geneva Motor Show preview here.

GALLERY: Ferrari F620 Spy Photos

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[Source: WorldCarFans]