OUR WINTER SPIES snapping in the high north have made this scoop: The very first pictures of the next generation Ferrari 400-series.
Continuing the 4-seater, front?engine theme of the original car, which made its debut way back in 1992, and the new model is expected to be larger and roomier. Expected to be named the 460GT or possibly 460 Bologna, it will use the 6.0 litre V12 engine first seen in the Enzo, but will have available around 500 HP and a torque of about 600 Nm.
Raising the power stakes has been necessary in light of the advances made with the rivalling Bentley Continental R.
The 4?seater will be available with two transmissions, a manual 6-speed box or the new 'F1-style' version with shift-paddles behind the wheel. It will be 4.85 metres long and about 2 metres wide.
· Ferrari 460 GTA – replacement of the 456
· 4-seater coupe
· Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
· Aluminium honeycomb chassis
· 6.0-litre V12 unit (from Enzo)
· 500 bhp, 600 Nm
· Manual 6-speed ´box or
· 5-speed paddle-shift
· 200,000 Euros
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