Vijay Pattni21 February 2012

“Most powerful Ferrari ever” teased

Maranello tickles our senses with some noise of its new V12. It’s coming, Internet

TopGear.com has a suggestion you may wish to heed: head down to your nearest tattooist and inscribe the date of 29 February 2012 NEW FERRARI. Onto your face*.

Because should an unexpected bout of amnesia hamper your memory a la Memento, you will not forget that on that day, Maranello will unveil its most powerful model in history.

All we have at the moment is this teaser video, released with the sole, merciless aim of coaxing us into a fizz with the promise that "a new era of extreme V12 cars dawns". Messrs Alonso and Massa appear to have stolen the keys to a prototype too, as the two Ferrari hotfoots take it out for a spin.

It's the successor to the much feted 599 - codenamed F152 - and by definition, will need to produce more than the 660bhp of the FF's 6.2-litre V12 (the most powerful Ferrari on sale today) and the 670bhp 599 GTO. Think 700bhp, and you're probably about there.

Gallery: Ferrari 599, This Is Your Life

For the full lowdown on this, and the next Enzo due out later this year, click here for Paul Horrell's report from earlier in the year.

*You could of course, just set a reminder on your smartphone to check TopGear.com, where we'll have everything you'll need on the new car and its Geneva launch...

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