According to a recent report, the Ferrari 599 successor will ride on an aluminum chassis and feature composite body panels to reduce weight.

The Ferrari 599 successor isn't due until late 2012, but new details are starting to emerge about the highly-anticipated supercar.

Reportedly derived from the FF, the flagship model will ride on an aluminum chassis that has a multi-link rear suspension which should improve ride quality. Furthermore, the mysterious model will reportedly adopt composite body panels to reduce weight.

Under the hood, motivation will likely be provided by a 6.3-liter V12 engine that produces 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS). It will be connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which will send power to the rear-wheels through an electronically locking rear differential. As for previous rumors of all-wheel drive? Motor Trend says "certainly not."

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