Good morning Fiorano! A FerrariChat member caught what looks to be Ferrari's 599 GTB Fiorano update being flogged on, you guessed it, the Fiorano test track. Is it the next 599, or the first look at the upcoming 599 hybrid?
Word is Ferrari doesn't plan on replacing the 599 before 2015, so whatever's happening here is likely more focused mule-testing than a new vehicle in the hunt. The mule apparently has Ferrari's DCT transmission attached, and a deeper, more bollocks-y exhaust note than a run-of-the-mill 599.
It's not unlikely that this could be a test vehicle for Ferrari's upcoming production KERS energy-recovery system, shown this past year at the Geneva motor show as the HY-KERS hybrid concept. At the time, CEO Luca de Montezemolo said a hybrid version of the 599 was in play for future release.
FerrariChat member Marchettino, who took the video, also notes the test car sports a new extractor and raw rear and front air intakes, inside which, if you look closely, you can see inside some red LEDs or something. Squint hard.
[via FerrariChat. (Hat tip to Doc!)