The Ferrari F150 might look like a duck-billed 458 Italia in prototype guise, but a new report is indicating the production model will be heavily influenced by the 1963 250 LM.

The Ferrari F150 might look like a duck-billed 458 Italia in prototype guise, but a new report is indicating the production model will be heavily influenced by the 1963 250 LM.

Originally designed to replace the 250 GTO, the 250 LM features a stunning Pininfarina design which still looks good after 50 years. While it's hard to see the similarities between the F150 and 250 LM up front, the rear end does have some familiar features including bulging fenders and circular taillights.

Despite the possibility of retro-inspired styling, the F150 will have a modern powertrain which is expected to consist of a 6.2-liter (6262cc) V12 engine and a HY-KERS hybrid electric system. This could enable the model to produce as much as 920 bhp (686 kW) which may allow it to rocket from 0-100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 408 km/h (254 mph).

Regardless of the final numbers, the supercar is expected to be unveiled to the company's A-list clientele later this month. We're hopeful that a few photos will slip out, but the car isn't expected to be officially unveiled until the Geneva Motor Show.

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Ferrari F150 to be inspired by the 250 LM - report