2012 Ferrari 612 Mule Spied Again

2012 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti test mule spy photo 18.03.2010
2012 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti test mule spy photo 18.03.2010 / Copyright: SB-Medien

Hybrid power? All-wheel drive?

Our spies have caught new pictures of Ferrari's next-generation 612 Scaglietti.

Undergoing testing near the Arctic Circle, the development mule is showing a longer wheelbase, a new exhaust system, a redesigned front bumper, and a budging hood. According to our men on the ground, the mule was being run alongside two other prototypes with similar modifications.

While details are limited, power will likely come from a V12 engine with at least 397 kW (533 hp / 540 PS) and 588 Nm (434 lb-ft) of torque. Backed up by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 612 should accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than four seconds, before topping at 200+ mph (322+ km/h). Unlike today's model, the 612 replacement could offer an all-wheel drive system.

If you're inclined to buy a Ferrari for status, you may be interested to learn the 612 could come in hybrid guise. As previewed by the HY-KERS concept, which recently debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, the hybrid would probably feature a three-phase electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.

Since the car is expected to be launched in 2012, look for Ferrari to start testing a prototype of the production model later this year.

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997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
dsambrero... still picking fights with people.... lol
Mar 20th, 2010 10:31am
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dmanero dmanero
IN_ACtion, What in the world are you saying Japaniese Ferrari. Fiat Owns Ferrari and they're Italian. The Japs have nothing to do with Ferrari.
Mar 19th, 2010 6:22pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
I'm pretty sure he meant 'Leave it to the Japanese, Ferrari.' btw, I'm pretty sure it isn't just a Japanese thing. The Vauxhall VX220 had stacked tailpipes aswell.
Mar 19th, 2010 6:50pm
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IN_ACtion IN_ACtion
yeah i missed a "," there, sorry! N20: maybe but i still have the is-f in my mind when i see thoase tailpipes. the 456 ones were refreshing different but somehow strange looking. whats wrong with the standard layout?
Mar 19th, 2010 7:29pm
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IN_ACtion IN_ACtion
cant tell u why but ferraris wont work with me nowadays speaking of the exterior. and guess what N20, the 612 could be worse with stacked tailpipes. leave it to the japaniese ferrari!
Mar 19th, 2010 5:32pm
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dmanero dmanero
N20_Purge. I have to disagree, Apart from the Enzo. Every model that Ferrari have produced have been works of art. and As this is just a mule we have no idea what the 2012 612 will look like.
Mar 19th, 2010 3:24pm
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jasonk94 jasonk94
it looks like the 612 and 599. i like it. and it looks like it would be AWD.
Mar 19th, 2010 3:21pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
At least it can't be uglier than the current 612, unless Ferrari prove me wrong.
Mar 19th, 2010 12:42pm
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Just no with stack tail pipes I always like the 612, it may not be the fastest, not the best looking, but it's the understated Ferrari, which makes it cooler (providing if it doesn't have a hideous colour)
Mar 19th, 2010 11:06am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
very nice, i always liked the 4 seater Ferraris.
Mar 19th, 2010 10:38am
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dmanero dmanero
Was Ferrari not looking in to forced induction. I remembered a while back they were taking about possably using Turbos in a new model. Maybe the budge in the hood is actual fact a gap for a new forced induction kit.
Mar 19th, 2010 4:50am
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Edison Edison
I hope Ferrari doesn't plan on putting stacked tailpipes on the Scag replacement too? Stacked pipes look gimmicky IMO.
Mar 19th, 2010 3:42am
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Jeremiah Clarksonius Jeremiah Clarksonius
Now all the celebrities will sell their Prius and get one of these...
Mar 19th, 2010 3:24am
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