In the coming years, Ferrari plans to introduce new models to begin replacing its current lineup. A 458 Italia Spider will carry the torch passed by the F430 Spider, which ended production in 2009. A new front-engine, V-12-powered GT is also planned, and will replace the 599 GTB Fiorano once that model is put out to pasture. As far as Ferrari’s future performance offerings go, a 458 Scuderia is on the way, along with the long-anticipated successor to the Enzo. Automotive News expects Ferrari’s lineup to be complete within two years.
Automotive News reports that the 458 Italia, which went on sale June of last year, will undergo a model refresh in 2014. Before that happens, a 458 Spider is expected to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, followed by a 458 Scuderia sometime in 2013. For the 458 Spider, the drivetrain will remain unchanged from the standard coupe model, but a retractable hard top is expected to be added in place of the canvas roof of the previous F430 Spider. Little is known about the 458 Scuderia, but we can anticipate a performance boost similar to the one the F430 Scuderia received three years ago.
The second biggest update for Ferrari is the new front-engine two-seater, codenamed F152, expected to replace the 599. Following the recent replacement of the 612 Scaglietti with the all-wheel-drive Ferrari FF shooting-brake, the successor to the Fiorano will arrive by next year. Just as the FF had to live up to high expectations when it assumed the role of Ferrari’s flagship grand tourer, the next-gen front-engine GT will also have some big shoes to fill.
Helping the F152 to meet those expectations will be a new direct-injected V-12, likely derived from -- if not essentially identical to -- similar engines used in the Italia and FF. Automotive News reports the model will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next March, with an on-sale date set for summer 2012 in Europe. Deliveries to the U.S. will likely begin by the end of 2012. As we previously reported, a hybrid version is also in development.
Think we forgot the California hard top convertible? Fear not, as it will receive a refresh in 2013. Perhaps the most exciting news coming out of Maranello, however, is Ferrari’s next limited-edition supercar. Much like past ultra-limited Ferrari supercars, the successor to the fabled Enzo will be a reportedly serve as technology showcase for the company, highlighted by an all-carbon-fiber body and an advanced V-12 powertrain. Automotive News reports that the new engine will remain naturally aspirated, but incorporate many of the fuel-saving technologies Ferrari is currently developing. The car will reportedly go on sale in very limited numbers by 2012, likely with a production run similar in size to the Enzo’s 399 units.
Source: Automotive News