2012 Ferrari 612 Mule Spied Again

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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