Ferrari's most powerful road car ever leaks out

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An image purporting to be next year's Ferrari 599 supercar replacement, with the rumoured name F620 GT, has leaked onto the automotive blotting paper that is the internet.

The picture of the stunning new Ferrari, which first appeared on website GTSpirit, appears legitimate, showing a car with more than a hint of 458 Italia but the pronounced bonnet characteristic of today's 599.

Ferrari has extremely secretive about the new car (though not quite enough to prevent someone getting close to one with a smartphone), but reports suggest it will pack up to 740bhp from a tuned version of 6.3-litre V12 engine found in the Ferrari FF.

It will become the most powerful production road model Ferrari has ever made.

The 6.3-litre V12 unit develops 650bhp in the FF, while today's 599 has a 6.0-litre twelve-cylinder with 612bhp.

With 700bhp-plus being mooted for the new F620, it's likely to hit 62mph in three seconds flat, and it's more a case of how far over 200mph it can go rather than whether it actually will.

Due to be officially unveiled tomorrow, the car will face-off with the new Lamborghini Aventador, and we can expect a significant price hike over the £212,000 that a new 599 GTB Fiorano costs today; the 700bhp Lambo costs £242,000.

Ferrari will confirm the major engine stats tomorrow, as well as revealing some of the technology involved in making the F620, perhaps, the most advanced supercar ever made.