And just like Bentley breathed new life onto its two-door model by using a smaller twin-turbo V8 developed with Audi, Ferrari hopes the 3.9-liter V8 it developed for the California T may save its shooting brake. At least that's what the rumors suggest is going to happen – a new base model for the FF range with less power and better fuel consumption.
Mind you, the mighty 48-valve V12 engine currently pushing the FF will be ket and it will receive a substantial bump in power to about 700 hp. Ferrari's statements have made it abundantly clear that turbocharging V12s is out of the question. However, a new gearbox, tweaks to the suspension, a carbon roof and active aerodynamics should make this into a much faster car.
As for styling, we can only presume that it will be less polarizing for the customers and the millions of fans who buy Ferrari branded goods every year. With the success of the California T's facelift, we can only presume that company designers have found their "mojo".
These latest spy photos were taken today near the arctic circle, where an FF test mule had been spotted parked. Looking at the right side of the bumper, it looks like the air intakes that feed the brakes will be changed and somehow integrated into the central grille. Most likely, Ferrari will offer active aerodynamics like the Porsche 911 Turbo, though exactly how they will work is yet unclear.