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.

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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.

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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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