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    Default Ferrari 600 Imola - more Spy Pics

    Ferrari's pretty adept at disguising its models during testing, and not just with black masking: it's quite conceivable that this test model of the 575 Maranello replacement, codenamed F139, is actually running under lightly modified 612 Scaglietti mule bodywork.



    The F139, dubbed 600 Imola or 600 Maranello, will share its platform with the 612 Scaglietti, albeit shortened. Nevertheless, it should have a longer wheelbase than the 575 and therefore a roomier two-seat cabin, while more luggage space is also likely.

    Because the F139 will use the same aluminium spaceframe technology as the 612 Scaglietti, even though it'll be bigger than the 575, it might weigh about the same as the 575's 1730kg kerb weight - the bigger, four-seat 612 only weighs 100kg more thanks to all that aluminium.

    Some sources suggest that the 600 Imola will boast 580-600bhp, close to 100bhp/litre, but we'd estimate something rather more conservative, perhaps 560-580bhp, with peak power arriving on the high side of 7,000rpm.

    A replacement for the 575 Maranello is certainly due. The 575 is a revised 550, which has been on the market since 1996, so it'll have notched up a ten-year production run by the time the 600 Imola arrives. With bodywork by Pininfarina, the new car is likely to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2006




    [img]http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/F/ferrari/600-imola/03-large/Ferrari-600-Imola-003.jpg/img]









    My personal opinion: Bleh. Never a huge fan of most modern front engined ferraris. Give me an F430 anyday.
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    In two more model changes it will look like a C6!

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