Ferrari to launch a new or heavily revised model each year

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Ferrari won't let its fans catch their breaths as it plans to launch a new or heavily revised model each year. Ferrari will manage its four mainstream model lines this way an M or modificato model will replace the four-year-old original and it will have a revised design as well as powertrain and chassis improvements. And four years after that, a completely new model will arrive.

Since there are four models in the range, one all-new or M model will be launched every year, plus such variants as Scuderia or Spyder. And every decade, Ferrari will release a new top-end Enzo-type car.

Ferrari's basic four-model range consists of two "versatile" GT models (the convertible California and the four-seat 612) and two "extreme performance" cars (458 and 599).

This differentiation is expected to widen in the future, according to Ferrari's marketers and engineers. This means that the 612 Scaglietti replacement (codenamed F151) that's due to arrive in the first half of 2011, will be a bit more practical and cheaper than the current 612.

This will have the price of a current 599 GTB, with aluminum body and engine in front, but with more interior and luggage space. Ferrari CEO Amadeo Felisa makes it clear though that will definitely not be a four-door.

Meanwhile, the 599's replacement (codenamed F152) that's due in 2012 will be positioned farther from the F151 than the 599 is from the 612.

These indicate that we should expect an even more extreme performance machine than the 599 GTO. The F152 keeps the basis of the current car: front V-12, rear transmission (a twin-clutch now), aluminum structure, and two seats.

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