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NEW MID ENGINED V6 (LITTLE BROTHER)

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  1. JTSE30

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    It looks like the LB final form in wrap, apparently will be offered with V6 turbo(only) and V6 turbo+hybrid...
    can't be a V12 with only 2 exhaust pipes...unless they had a much larger diameter or the V12 was under 4L displacement...but, this is a wrapped car, I presume it is the LB final form
     
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  3. jpalmito

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    Seems differents to me
     
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    Don’t think so, looks like a 488 with sf90 headlights to me
     
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    which is what the sf90 is. Very similar to the design language of a 488. So it makes sense the little brother follows the same Design language.
     
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    Could that be the headline after the reveal?...stay tuned...
     
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    I believe he’s referring to the white “mule” with the homemade scoops, SF90 headlights and mirrors (probably to integrate them into the electrical circuit and most likely changed for production) and the likely V6. This should be LB.

    The “wrapped” car, identified as a V12, is most likely a mule for LaF replacement (remember the power train for that car was tested in a 458 mule) but no way a production car—not with tacked on wheel flares at the rear.
     
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    I believe that "wrapped car" is not a V12, and that this is the LaF replacement test mule:

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    the sound in the varryx video of the "v12" is not a "v12" sound, and I presume it is a V6

    Yes, I recall the 458 test mule for the LaF:
     
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    Probably the same light, it's just that is mounted with no complete part of the bumper.. maybe more or less inclined than original and it's seems a bit different. Many parts seem different if are no in the right place.

    Who know how this V6 will look like? Engine (powertrain) is more and more little, but if you take a look at the SF90, there is a little engine with a giant body. Spider version work very well much better than the Coupe that is a bit like Quasimodo The Hunchback of Notredame. It's difficult to change the back shapes introduced with 458, dry with 488, super dry with F8. Think at the perfection of LaFerrari rear hood! From hood to the rear central stop light is a long tongue of glass. SF90 rear hood is a crossway of lines to try something different and not seen. What does it work at eyes? So and so. Now two year since launch I start to like it.
     
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    the warp is completely different from what they usually use to cover test-mules. it seems they're trying to tease something.. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    Maybe somebody just trolling us, wrapped his ferrari that way and follows ferrari prototypes around maranello to end up in all car sites. I’d do it
     
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    Don’t think they’re teasing anything. It really does look like a mechanical test mule of some kind where they don’t need to make significant additional holes and scoops for bigger coolers or inter coolers, etc.

    Nevertheless it’s a 488 with Challenge front end and a rather large scoop where the backlight used to be and what looks like two additional round cut-outs in the rear bumper possibly hiding two additional exhaust outlets.

    The flared rear wheel opening, Libertywalk-style, obviously hints at larger rear tires. So maybe it is a V12–812 replacement or LaF replacement?
     
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    The only thing I noticed is the long wheel base, much bigger the regular 488/F8. Much bigger than LaFerrari because it has the same wheel base as 458/488/F8
     
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    Wheelbase does appear to be a few inches longer and possibly why they used the tacked-on wheel opening flares to cover relocated opening in the rear fender.

    Interestingly, SF90 also has same WB as 488/F8 so Ferrari must find that measurement optimal. Hopefully for the V6 LB they can shorten the WB to get some weight saving.
     
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    I’d be in favor of a shorter wheelbase especially if it was a proportional down-size of overall dimensions.
    I’m not a fan of the modern trend towards automotive bloat. Cars feel unnecessarily large these days.
    Sadly, I’m just yelling at clouds.
     
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    You all are asking the wrong questions...

    The real question is how do we reverse emission laws so we can continue with full blown engines?
     
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    The answer to your question (in the US) just lost the Presidential Election. However, Biden is a Corvette enthusiast (who won’t be able to drive now), so there maybe a glimmer of hope. In Europe there maybe no hope.
     
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    Mclaren urethra, arthritis? Stupid name
     
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    Oh Igor. Zip it.
     
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    The UGLIEST name ahaha.. I'm italian.. Artura. Horrible name. Leonarda. Fabrizia. Luigia. :D
     
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    Mclaren Tatiana :D
     
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