Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider Caught

 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider Caught
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider Prototype

A publication in the Czech Republic is running this photo of an alleged Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider mule during testing.  The car had been rumored to exist for years, with some linking the rumors to the Ferrari California unveiling in Paris last year.

It is very clear that -if this is a mule- it is using a modified California body.  Rear fenders appear to be altered, and the boot lid looks to no longer fit.  There is now a single air outlet at the front, instead of the "gilled" look seen on the California.  The Czech outlet also suggests that, because of a different design for the interior, the temporary roof has a "hump." 

The Czech news outlet identifies the 2010 Paris Motor Show as the earliest possible introduction for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider.

While the story is not totally convincing, especially because of the photo's unusual cropping, it does give some reason to speculate again.  If this is the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider, we want to know where it was caught on camera, and we definitely need to see more pics.  After all, with all the rumors swirling about a Ferrari hybrid concept coming to the LA Motor Show, perhaps this is just a test mule for a new platform.

What do you think of the rumors?  Let us know in the comments below.

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still think ferrari isnt doing anyhing diffirent, still looks like the same old same old.
Jun 25, 2009 3:33 pm
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Could be this a photoshop?
Jun 25, 2009 1:13 am
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Jun 24, 2009 5:23 pm
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I think there is an engine in the back, now if a regular engine or some sort of hybrid or kers....beats me
Jun 24, 2009 1:40 pm
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Cali or 599 whatever, ugly car.
Jun 24, 2009 5:28 am
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It is very obvious that it is an old picture of a California undergoing testing. The picture shows a gas door on the right side. The 599 gas door is on the left drivers side and the California’s gas door is on the right passengers side!
Jun 23, 2009 7:34 pm
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You've not noticed this is right hand drive, so possibly a reversed image...?
Jun 24, 2009 1:43 pm
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This is the California
Jun 23, 2009 6:20 pm
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California Hunchback edition. I hope the real 599 GTB-F doesn't have such an ugly roof.
Jun 23, 2009 6:15 pm
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California 100%
Jun 23, 2009 6:11 pm
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That Hump might just be and hinge line for the convertible
Jun 23, 2009 6:04 pm
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