Don't go getting you're panties in a bunch just yet, but rumors have been flying around the net lately about a new SUV concept being worked up to join the rest of the Italians in the Ferrari stable. The name given to this blasphemy against the name of Ferrari at this point is FS 599 Fuoristrada. Yes, the 599 denotes the engine stolen from the 599 GTB Fiorano already in the lineup. Things are so sketchy at this point that all the artists' renderings floating about that are complete flights of fancy. One is a sort of modernized hairy-chested study of the Testarossa, the other harkens back to the good old days of racing, yet another is closer to the design language of the Enzo and Fiorano.
The gents over at World Car Fans are reporting some very impressive specs including a target of 600 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque (~442 lb.ft.), all wheel drive routed mostly to the rear meats, and a less than five second run to 62. That's Cayenne Turbo and Cherokee SRT territory (only). The word on the tubes is that some kind of concept will be debuting at the 2010 Geneva show. In any case, if it makes it to the street, we look forward to test driving the eventual result, and then lambasting it with witty puns about Honda Civics and bad punk rock.[World Car Fans]