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2012 Ferrari 612 Mule Spied Again

 2012 Ferrari 612 Mule Spied Again
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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Comments (13)

 997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
dsambrero... still picking fights with people.... lol
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March 20, 2010 3:31 am
 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.
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March 19, 2010 11:22 am
 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!
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March 19, 2010 10:32 am
 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.
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March 19, 2010 8:24 am
 jasonk94 jasonk94
it looks like the 612 and 599. i like it. and it looks like it would be AWD.
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March 19, 2010 8:21 am
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
At least it can't be uglier than the current 612, unless Ferrari prove me wrong.
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March 19, 2010 5:42 am
 MTC MTC
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)
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March 19, 2010 4:06 am
 scratchy996 scratchy996
very nice, i always liked the 4 seater Ferraris.
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March 19, 2010 3:38 am
 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.
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March 18, 2010 9:50 pm
 Edison Edison
I hope Ferrari doesn't plan on putting stacked tailpipes on the Scag replacement too? Stacked pipes look gimmicky IMO.
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March 18, 2010 8:42 pm
 Jeremiah Clarksonius Jeremiah Clarksonius
Now all the celebrities will sell their Prius and get one of these...
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March 18, 2010 8:24 pm