Is This Ferrari's New V6-Powered GT?

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Ferrari's next new model will reportedly debut in November.

Earlier this year, Ferrari confirmed it will unveil five new models by the end of 2019. Four of them have already debuted: the F8 Tributo, SF90 Stradale, F8 Spider, and 812 GTS. Ferrari has hinted the fifth model will be a new GT model that will rival the Porsche 911 and debut in November – and this could be our first look at it.

The video below shows a camouflaged Ferrari prototype being tested near Maranello in Italy that looks unlike any other current Ferrari model.

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The new GT can be seen cruising around a parking lot before the Ferrari test driver pulls up to the camera operator and orders them to stop filming. Unfortunately, the thick layers of camouflage prevents us from getting a good look at the design details, but Ferrari's new GT appears to adopt a 2+2 layout and has a long hood and a quad exhaust system.

According to members on the Ferrari Chat forum, the mystery model is known internally as F169 and will be unveiled at a special event in Rome next month. In terms of design, it will reportedly share similarities with the Portofino, but is shorter than Ferrari's entry-level sports car and has a bespoke body.

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2018-2019 Ferrari Portofino Side View Ferrari
2018-2019 Ferrari Portofino Front Angle View Ferrari

One user who saw the prototype believes the rear lights are horizontal LEDs compared to the Portofino's round ones. As for the powertrain, Ferrari's new GT could share the Portofino's 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 592 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque. This setup enables the Portofino to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 198 mph.

Alternatively, it could be the first model to pack Ferrari's new V6 hybrid engine. Rumors have also suggested the new GT will revive the Dino name. More details should be revealed soon, as the new Ferrari GT will reportedly be shown to dealers on November 13 before making its public debut in Rome on November 14. Expect Ferrari to reveal some teaser photos between now and then.

2018-2019 Ferrari Portofino Front View Ferrari
2018-2019 Ferrari Portofino Rear Angle View Ferrari

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