Updated: Now with unconfirmed-yet-likely facts!
Update: Thanks to some of the posters on Ferrarichat who attended an early customer preview for the new F152, we have new details to report. According to them, the 599 replacement’s 6.3 liter V12 makes 740 horsepower (presumably metric HP, which works out to 730 SAE horses). They also say the car weighs in at 3,355 pounds dry, and laps the Fiorano track one second faster than the 599 GTO. The one thing they didn’t have was the car’s official name—for that, we’ll have to wait until next week.
There are some sentences we wish we had the opportunity to write more often. Dear Ms. Upton, I’d love to have dinner with you this Friday is one. I must regrettably inform you I will not be coming in to work tomorrow or ever again, as I won the Powerball last Saturday is another. And who could leave out The most powerful production Ferrari in history will be unveiled next Wednesday?
Instead of letting it get lost in the sea of new cars at the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari project F152 (as it’s internally known) will be revealed on Wednesday, February 29th, thus kicking off what Ferrari calls “a new era of extreme V12 cars.” Ferrari pledges that the F152 will be “the most powerful Ferrari ever,” a title we’re assuming excludes track-only specials like the 850 horsepower FXX Evoluzione—and a title it’ll likely lose this year to the rumored 920 horsepower Enzo replacement.
But the day we complain about a 700 horsepower Ferrari is the day we turn down Kate Upton for that dinner.