Mike Stevens | Jun 10, 2009

A FERRARI F430 SCUDERIA-BASED test mule for the Ferrari F450, Ferrari’s upcoming successor to the F430 supercar, has been spied out-and-about in testing, with these new spy shots revealing a revised rear diffuser and exhaust, modified from the Scuderia version.

There have been no images yet of the production-ready F450, but these shots offer the clearest indication yet of what we're likely to see from the new supercar’s rear end.


While at first glance the rear of this mule appears almost identical to that of the F430 Scuderia, the modified centre section of the diffuser would seem to indicate a new centralised exhaust outlet – not unlike the Lamborghini Murcielago, the Bugatti Veyron, and the upcoming Lexus LF-A.

If this is the case, the twin exhausts above the diffuser might prove to be disconnected fakes; a decoy.


The 2010 Ferrari F450 is powered by a 4.5 litre V8, with an expected output of over 375kW delivered through a high-performance variant of the seven-speed gearbox used in the Ferrari California convertible.

Beyond performance, the F450 is also expected to be Ferrari’s first production model to utilise eco-friendly materials, with weight-saving and a greener image the driving forces behind this new move.

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